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Brian Blankenship, Dierbergs Markets Justin Cristiano, Partner, Red Oak Meetings & Events Lauren Goldberg, Student, Columbia College Anthea Halpryn, Senior Event Manager, Marriott International Lisa Hunt, National Events Management, McCarthy Nicole Husted, CMP, Sr Programs Manager, MAC Meetings & Events Christy Jones, Manager, Event Management, Equifax Inc. Alisa Kelly, Facility Coordinator, Nestle Purina PetCare Roger Mitchell, Partner, Red Oak Meetings & Events Jessica Peek, Student, Missouri State University Lauren Pimmel, Senior Event Planner, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Ellen Scott, Marketing & Communications Event Specialist, Reinsurance Group of America, Inc. Melanie Senniger, CMP, Meeting/Event Manager, Channel Impact Christina Severin, Student, Southern Illinois University Debbie Smith, Associate Project Manager, RGA Jordan Stack, Student, University of Missouri – Columbia Christina Walsh, Event & Catering Director, 612North Event Space + Catering Ashley Zboray, Senior Sales Executive, Marriott St. Louis Grand Chance Ziegler, CEO/President, Forethought Events LLC
44 Years Robert Green, CMP CM
32 Years Patricia McManus, CMP CTSM, Market Engagement, Boeing Company
18 Years Adele Gianino, CMP, Director, Meetings & Travel, Catholic Health Association
10 Years John Bettag, CMP, Vice President of Sales, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
7 Years Ashley Patrick, CMP, Meeting Manager, Intalere
3 Years Sarah Cramer, Senior Event Planner, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Christine Busiek, CMP, Director, Meetings & Events, The Informed Meetings Exchange (Inmex)
1 Year Yvonne Costales, Director of Sales, Radisson Hotel Branson
Amy Baca, National Sales Manager, Chase Park Plaza Hotel
Michelle Robinson, Meeting Planner, Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Molly Dempsey, Community Relations Manager, The Family Arena
This month’s spotlight is on Lenny Klinger. Lenny joined the St. Louis Area Chapter in May and immediately jumped in to volunteer on the EduCon Committee. He assisted with securing speakers and helped bring in the Keynote Speaker, Sam Glenn.
Lenny hails from New York and settled in St. Louis in 1983. He formed two musical groups, Galaxy and GalaxyRed, which are based out of St. Louis and perform all over the country.
Representing the Las Vegas Speakers Bureau in the Midwest and East Coast, Lenny is an Entertainment Buyer and Speaker Specialist for Jaki Baskow.
In addition to the work he does with the Speakers Bureau, he is an event planner and books national acts for corporations and casinos.
Lenny likes to step out every now and then for a glide across the dance floor, practicing his salsa and merengue steps. He is also a lover of Latin music.
When asked if he is a binge-watcher, he said, “I have binged ‘Game of Thrones’ and one snowy day, it was ‘Orange is the New Black’.”
When you see Lenny at the next event, please take the time to introduce yourself.