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PMPI’s Evening of the Stars

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Monday night, June 18th was a good night for star gazing in Washington, DC. PMPI chapter members, friends and family met at the Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, to honor those who went the extra mile in our chapter.

We gave a heart-felt send off to six exiting board members and said goodbye and a thank you to our out-going President, Kumi Anzalone, CMP, CASE, with VisitRaleigh. We offered a warm welcome to new board members and our in-coming President, Will Trokey, CMP, of VisitCharlotte, who reminded us that PMPI Rocks as he outlined what his goals were for the chapter and the exciting initiatives and education that awaits us next year.

Congratulations to ALL Our Stars!

The highlights of the evening, of course, were the annual awards. These awards recognize the essence of volunteerism and leadership at its best. Congratulations to all the recipients—members and committees who contributed to the growth and success of our chapter:

  • President’s Award - Lesly Connolly, Director of National Associations, The Homestead 
  • Committee of the Year - Strategic Events
  • Marketplace Excellence -Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
  • Planner of the Year -Kate McCarthy, CMP, Courtesy Associates
  • Supplier of the Year - Chuck Fazio, chuckFAZIOMEDIA
  • Member of the Year -Sally-Anne Andrew, inVNT
  • Rising Star -Katie Hais Moore, CMP-American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Distinguished Leader -Cornelia Horner, CMP – American Land Title Association

Clicke here to see the winners.

Congratulations also went out to our Chapter Manager, Melissa Benowitz, CMP, Lets Meet. The day to day running of PMPI depends on her support and dedication. Melissa was recognized for her 20 year commitment to PMPI.

In closing, we would like to recognize our generous sponsors. Evening of the Stars could not have been the success it was without them:

  • The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel
  • CVB Reps
  • LogoMotion, Inc.
  • Team San Jose
  • inVNT
  • Senoda Inc.
  • Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association

A great night was had by all!

Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


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