Meet Our Contributing Authors
Shawna Suckow, CMP, has been a planner for over 20 years. Today, she is the Founder & Chairwoman of SPIN, the 2,500-member Senior Planners Industry Network. Shawna works with planners to provide strategic networking and rethink audience engagement at their conferences. She also works with CVBs to help them market more effectively to today’s planners.
Honors include being named to the 2015 list of Top 100 Women Business & Tech Speakers, 2015 Top 25 Women in the Industry, Top 25 Most Influential in the Meetings Industry in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and Planners' Favorite Speakers of 2014 and 2015
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When Christy Lamagna, CMP joined the meetings industry 25 years ago, event planning was more of a concept than a recognized profession. In the ensuing two and a half decades, she proudly participated in its evolution.
Christy has earned multiple certifications, writes thought-provoking articles and teaches strategic planning at the University level. Christy’s latest mission is to bring the industry and the talented professionals who share her passion for strategic planning the respect they deserve.
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Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity training's in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their idealization, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.
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Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP, better known as TML, travels, plans meetings and then writes about all those experiences from the viewpoint of being on the road and in the center of the action. It’s usually a good combination, or at least worth an interesting read.
Having worked on both sides of the industry, she writes from the viewpoint of a veteran planner as well as a travel-savvy road warrior.
If you want to read more from TML you can follow her at www.MidwestMeetings.com and at www.tmlwrites.com where you’ll find stories covering both destinations and detours or visit her blog at www.hypeorlando.com/hospitality-hive/.
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