@MPISTL June 2018 – New Members & Anniversaries

Welcome New Members!

Malissa Cloven, Vivant Entertainment
Anna Friday, Events Planner, U.S. Soybean Export Council
Kimberly Frodyma, MBA, Meeting & Event Coordinator, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Sam Hassoun, Account Manager, Gateway Production Services
Julia Hirsh, Meeting & Events Coordinator, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Constance Jones, Hilton at the Ballpark
Courtney Kincade, Account Executive, St. Louis Cardinals
Kelli Lanfersieck, Event Planner, BAM Advisor Services
Lou Mennillo, National Account Representative, Gateway Production Services
Trevor Mulholland, CMP
Sarah Pech, Event Specialist, Events/com
Kamber Schlechte, Hotel Saint Louis
Micah Smith, Student

Member Anniversaries

40 Years
Weldon Webb, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Missouri Columbia Health Sciences Center

35 Years
Kathleen Ratcliffe, President, Explore St. Louis

17 Years
June Lammers, CMP, Adjunct Instructor, Ozarks Technical Community College

11 Years
Erin Marriott, CMP, Senior Manager, Meetings, Allergan

9 Years
Pamela Clark, CMP, Event Planner, Husch Blackwell LLP

6 Years
Jaime Britt, Director of Sales, Hilton St. Louis Downtown

5 Years
Todd Thomas, Owner/Entertainer/Speaker/Emcee, Porta Party DJ’s

4 Years
Valerie Nyemchek, Meetings Specialist, Intalere

3 Years
Stephanie Beatty, CMP, Corporate Events & Meeting Planner, Safety National
Jenny Malone, Director of Convention Services, Explore St. Louis

2 Years
Donna Bilicki, Sr. Director of Travel Client Services/Travel Program Manager, Meridian Enterprises
Lauren Dittmeier, Director of Catering, Saint Louis Club
Kayleen Huber, Meeting & Event Manager, Experient
Amy Kroc, Director, Sourcing & Solution Design, Meridian Enterprises
Lauren Mattson, Coordinator, Event Management, Equifax
Jennifer Nowack, Catering Sales Manager, St. Charles Convention Center
Sarah Scaturro, Meeting Planner, Wells Fargo Advisors

1 Year
Dakota Ardoin, Sales Manager, Tin Roof St. Louis
Nici Hardin, Manager – Facilities, Events & Travel, SSM Health
Jennifer Hohenberg, DMCP
Lanie Mitchell, Promotions Coordinator, iHeartRadio
Laura Katherine Smith, Creative Director, Décorum
Shannon Sprague
Linda Wall, Supervisor, Events & Travel, SSM Health
Jennifer West, Group Sales Manager, Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau


@MPISTL June 2018 – Rising Star – Jill Hericks

MPI St. Louis would like to recognize Jill Hericks, CMP as this month’s Rising Star. Jill has been a member of the chapter since 2011 and in the industry for 16 years. She is the Director of Sales at Hollywood Casino St. Louis where she has been for five years.

Jill currently serves on the Communications Committee and will serve as Social Media Chair. Her initiative, quick turn-around and willingness to go the extra mile make her the perfect fit for this role. Jill’s positive personality is absolutely contagious! She is definitely an asset to the committee.

When asked for words of wisdom to her fellow industry professionals, Jill said, “Stay positive, work hard, and make things happen. Surround yourself with people who are passionate, creative, and unique so you can develop and grow personally as well as professionally.”

Thank you for all you do for our chapter, Jill!


@MPISTL May 2018 – New Members & Anniversaries

Welcome New Members!

Misty Easler, Sales Manager, Drury Hotels
Devin Florez, PSAV
Rob Gruebert, Vice President, Experient Sales Network
Shelli Martak, CMP, Sr. Meeting Planner, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Beth Surtin, Sales Manager, PSAV
David Swift, National Account Executive, Conference Technologies, Inc. – Event Solutions
Marissa Wolfard, Express Scripts

Member Anniversaries

16 Years
Erica West, Meeting Planner, Nestle Purina PetCare Company

9 Years
Lauren Bender, CMP, Associate Director, Meetings, Allergan

6 Years
Abby Podkul, CMP, Commodity Classic Manager, American Soybean Association

5 Years
Jennifer Long, CMP, Senior Director, Strategic Customer Engagement, Amerinet, Inc.
Emily Ratliff, Director of Events, Logan University
Barbara Hunsel, Sales Manager, Embassy Suites Hotel St. Charles
Joan Ohlms, Director of Sales, Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau

3 Years
Kaitlin Jakel, CMP, Meeting & Event Planner, Express Scripts

2 Years
Michael Gray, CMP, Meeting & Event  Manager, Experient, A Maritz Travel Company
Ben Daughaday, National Account Executive, Paramount Convention Services, Inc.

1 Year
Lenny Klinger, Speakers Coordinator, Las Vegas Speakers Bureau
Cindy Hodapp, Account Manager, Maritz Global Meetings & Events
Cara McGuire, CMP, Director Event Management, Experient/Maritz Global Events


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