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CIC Celebrates New Hall of Leaders Recognition Pavilion
Earlier this month, the Convention Industry Council celebrated the new Hall of Leaders Recognition Pavilion at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. Check it out here!

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Contacting CIC Made Easy
Have questions for CIC? In an effort to improve our communications with you and make reaching us even easier, here is a list of how to reach us about any and all of our programmatic areas.

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Join the CMP Board for a CMP Town Hall Meeting in Alexandria, VA
Next month, the CMP Board will host a CMP Town Hall in Alexandria, VA, and you're invited!

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Global Perspective
CIC Exhibits at Meetings Africa 2014
CIC CEO Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, this month to exhibit at Meetings Africa 2014. She shared a few photos from her trip.

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Meeting Professionals Need to Speak the Language of Meetings Value
CIC CEO Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, reveals the astounding numbers revealed in the Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy study and encourages industry professionals to start talking about it.

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AHR Site Selection
CMP Program News
Congratulations to the new CMP-HCs!
This week, CIC announced the CMPs who passed the exam for the first Certified Meeting Professional Program subspecialty in Healthcare. Find out who they are.

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Dr. Melvin Worthington, CMP, Honored for Service to CMP Board
CIC CEO Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, recognizes retired CMP Board member Dr. Melvin Worthington for his distinguished service during the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA)'s EMERGE 2014 Conference.

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Industry News
Society of Government Meeting Professionals Announces PR Campaign
SGMP partners with a consulting firm to help get the correct message out about government meetings.

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CMPs in the News
Maritz Travels Selects Three CMPs to Help Expand Global Capabilities
Maritz Travel Company tackles the challenge of meeting the expanding international needs for meetings, events, conferences and incentive travel programs in an increasingly global economy. Find out how.

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On The Move
CMPs On the Move
Rosaelena Bernaducci, CMP, is now the Manager, Meetings & Event Services at Impact Unlimited.

Tammy L. Bryant, CMP, CTA, is now the Executive Administrative Assistant at Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in Columbia, MD. She was previously with Transamerica/AEGON.

Erik Dane, CMP, CTA, is now the Alumni Events Manager at Davenport University. He was previously the Client Services Manager at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.

Hannah Fani, CMP, CMM, was recently promoted to Associate Director, Conferences at MCI Middle East in Dubai, UAE.

DeAnn Hartman, CMP, is now the Executive Director of the two largest affordable housing management industry associations in Washington State –The Affordable Rural Housing Council (formerly known as the WA State Council for Affordable & Rural Housing) and the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) of WA.

Laura Heavrin, CMP, is now a Senior Meetings & Event Planner for Visions Meetings and Event Management Company, moved from Seattle to Anchorage, AK, for this position.

Suzette C. Hewitt, CMP, is now the Senior Meeting Planner with Institute for International Research in NYC. She was previously the National Meetings Manager with Girl Scouts of the USA.

Sue Jeon, CMP, DMCP, is now General Manager at CSI – Capitol Services, Inc. in Washington, D.C. 

Angela Layton, CMP, CMM, is now the Senior Meeting Planner at the National Association of Stat Boards of Accountancy in Nashville, TN.

Rita M. López, CMP, is now Director of Global Accounts at Omni Hotels & Resorts in New York’s Global Sales Office.

Jason Ring, CMP, is now the Corporate Services Manager for Evercore Partners in New York, NY.

Carmen Smalley, CMP, recently accepted a position with Great Wolf Resorts as their National Sales Manager selling all 12 lodges across the U.S.

Jomy Tan, CMP, is now an adjunct faculty member at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL, teaching a "Professional Meeting & Event Management" course this spring term. Jomy is still happily employed at Delta Dental Plans Association.

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