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This is What the CMP Looks like at 30!

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) Program, which CIC commemorated over a year-long celebration that culminated in the 2015 CMP Conclave, September 26-28 in Reno, Nevada. 

As we looked back over the past 30 years, we felt it was important to not only recognize the program's beginnings, but to also make connections between the program's pioneers and today's influential leaders. To fully understand the CMP story, we uneartherd some historic documents, spoke to members of the inaugural class of CMPs who still maintain their designations, honored three additional members of the inaugural class who were able to attend Conclave, and recognized the #CMP30 Influencers you voted as making the biggest difference in your personal and professional lives! 

If you haven't already, please take some time to read their stories (they are quick reads and very worth it) to gain a little insight into the history of the CMP Program and to see how far the designation has come in 30 years! Here's to the next 30. Congrats on your anniversary, CMPs!

This is the CMP at 30! 

 CMP Issue from M&C magazine
Inaugural Founder

Inaugural Founder 
Pam Lackland, CMP, and 
her granddaughter.

CMP Governance Commission Chair Joanne Joham, CMP (left) is joined onstage by inaugural founder Harvey Paul Davidson, CMP, CIC CEO Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, and inaugural founder Howard Feiertag, CMP, during the 2015 CMP Conclave.

Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, presents inaugural founder Barbara Connell, CMP, with an award of recognition.

Congratulations to the #CMP30 Influencers in attendance at this year's CMP Conclave! 
(l-r: Dr. Amanda Cecil, CMP; Joanne H. Joham, CMP; Janet Sperstad, CMP; Howard Feiertag, CMP; inaugural founder Harvey Paul Davidson, CMP; Carolyn Browning, CMP; Dr. Tyra Hilliard, CMP; LaTayna Stewart Greene, CMP; Lisa Mikita, CMP; Adrienne Six, CMP; CIC CEO Karen Kotowski, CMP; Mariela McIlwraith, CMP; and Aaron Wolowiec, CMP).


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