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Help CIC Find the Next Pacesetter Award Winners!
The Pacesetter Award measures individual excellence based on innovation, impact, vision, leadership, influence, collaboration, courage, perseverance and other achievements. Read on for how to help us find the next honorees.

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Chair's Corner
Looking Back – A Year in Review
CMP Board Chair Melody Kebe, CMP, CGMP, reflects on the CMP program and the industry throughout 2013.

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CMP Program News
Congratulations to the CMPs Awarded Emeritus Status in 2013
Since January of this year, CIC awarded 13 CMPs with Emeritus Status. See who they are and how you may qualify.

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Welcome the New CMP Class!
CIC Congratulates the 212 individuals who passed the fourth quarter CMP exam!

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CIC Updated Manual
In early 2014, the Convention Industry Council will release the 9th Edition of the CIC Manual. If you have friends and colleagues already signed up for the CMP exam or thinking 2014 is the year they will finally get CMP certified, here are things to know about the updated Manual.

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Industry News
Two CMPs Among PCMA's '20 In Their Twenties' Winners
The Professional Management Association (PCMA) recently announced the inaugural class of its "20 in Their Twenties" program. See which CMPs are among the winners.

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Research and Trends
CMP Today November Poll Results Revealed
Last month, we asked you if you have seen your meetings affected by "room block pirates." See what your colleagues had to say.

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CMP on the Road
See Us At...

ESPA 2014 Annual Conference
January 10-12, 2014
Boston, MA
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Join us at the following session to learn more about the CMP program:

CMP Info Session
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Westin Copley Place
Speakers: Gayle Dahlman, Certification Director, Convention Industry Council

PCMA Convening Leaders
January 12-15, 2014
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA
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CMP Breakfast
Join us at the CMP Breakfast sponsored by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau on Monday, January 13 from 6:45 a.m.-8 a.m. This is an invitation only event. Please contact PCMA for more information.

CIC Reception
CIC and Visit Spokance invite you Wine-d Down and network with your fellow meeting professionals. Join us on Monday, January 13 from 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. in the Simmons Room at the Boston Marriott Copley. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend. Be sure to check your email for details on drawings for fabulous prizes!

On The Move
CMPs on the Move
Katrina Aceves, CMP, is now the Director of Client Services with the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. She was previously the National Events Manager for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). 

Kenita Hidalgo, CMP, was named Vice President of Events & Marketing at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates in Santa Monica, CA.

Jessica M. Lamb, CMP, is now Business Networks Manager at Young President's Organization (YPO-WPO). She was previously the Meeting & Events Manager for TIMI Study Group at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.  

Teresa Matamoros, CMP, CIS, has started her own company, Meetings Partners, representing some of Mexico’s best suppliers for the meetings industry. Teresa previously served as Director of Corporate Meetings and Incentives for the Mexico Tourism Board.

Corey Mosher, CMP, recently accepted a position, Sr. Physician Education Specialist, at Medtronic in Minneapolis, MN.

Virginia Quintero Rosell, CMP, CMM, is Director, Events and Convening at Catholic Charities USA.

Sara Scher, CMP, will be the Senior Manager, running the Special Events Sales Department for Legends for the new San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium starting January 13. She was previously a Special Events Sales Manager for AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Stephanie Szurek, CMP,
recently started a new position as Senior Manager of Meetings & Events at the American Alliance of Museums in Washington, D.C. 

Candace Walker, CMP, CMM, is retiring at the end of 2013, after 28 years as a non-profit association meeting professional in Madison, Wisconsin. She was most recently with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts for 11 years and previously with Credit Union Executives Society for 10 years.

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