Hall of Fame, Tomorrow’s Leader, and President’s Awards

Hall of Fame Award:

The Meeting Professionals International Carolinas Chapter is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for 2016/2017 Hall of Fame Award. The recipient of this award will be announced during the Annual Meeting in May.

The Hall of Fame Award recognizes a long-standing MPI-CC member who has continually contributed to the chapter with their ongoing commitment and a strong sense of leadership and volunteerism. This person has exemplified professionalism, dedication and overall excellence in the chapter, the meetings industry and in the community in which they serve.

You are encouraged to review the following criteria for the award and nominate the individual who you feel best meets these guidelines.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Current, active MPI-CC Member with minimum of 10 years of membership
  • Served or currently serves as a committee member, committee chair or Board member
  • Previous Hall of Fame winners are not eligible.
  • Nomination will be reviewed and approved by current Board of Directors.                                                 

Past Winners:

  • 2017 - Christian Schroeder
  • 2016 - Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE
  • 2015 - Nancy Lowe, CMP
  • 2014 - Kathy B. Flowe, CMP
  • 2013 - Ginny Fountain, CMP
  • 2012 - Andrew Schmidt, CHME
  • 2011 - Joe Blake
  • 2010 - Lenore Donaldson
  • 2009 - Heidi Walters, CHME
  • 2008 - Linda Ilsley, CMP
  • 2007 - Linda Ekeland
  • 2006 - Jerry Lotich
  • 2005 - Candy Cline
  • 2004 - Catherine Voron, CMP, CMM
  • 2003 - Melvin Tennant, CAE
  • 2002 - Judy Green, CHME
  • 2001 - Liz Guertin

Tomorrow's Leader Award:

The Meeting Professionals International Carolinas Chapter is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for 2016/2017 Tomorrow’s Leader Award. The recipient of this award will be announced during the Annual Meeting in May.

This award recognizes a Chapter member for their enthusiastic contributions to the chapter, involvement in a committee and demonstrated leadership ability during their first four years of membership in MPI and MPI Carolina’s Chapter.

You are encouraged to review the following criteria for the award and nominate the individual who you feel best meets these guidelines.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Current, active MPI-CC Member with 4 years or less of membership and service
  • Currently employed as a meeting planner or industry supplier
  • Demonstrates exemplary leadership skills

Past Winners:

  • 2017 - Mallory Middleton, CMP
  • 2016 - Selah Bideau, TMP
  • 2015 - Amelia Hodges, CMP, CMM
  • 2014 - Kevin Snyder
  • 2013 - Wendy Mesa
  • 2012 - Adair Yatko
  • 2011 - Lisa Barber, CHSP
  • 2010 - April Ferguson, CMP, CMM
  • 2009 - Malinda Harrell, CASE, CMP
  • 2008 - Alison Harding, CMP, GTP, CMM
  • 2007 - Diane Godwin
  • 2006 - Scott Moore
  • 2005 - Monica Smith, CMP
  • 2004 - Scott Crotty
  • 2003 - Ginny Fountain, CMP, CMM
  • 2002 - Lenore Donaldson
  • 2001 - Elizabeth Lyons, CMP

President's Award:

This award is selected by the current Chapter President. This is not a mandatory award that must be given each year, but it is at the discretion of the Chapter President. It goes to a Chapter member whom the president feels has given 110% to MPI-CC during his/her membership and may be awarded at any bi-monthly meeting and/or at the annual meeting.

Past Winners:

  • 2017 - Molly Johnson, CMP
  • 2016 - Christine Irwin, CMP
  • 2015 - Christine Irwin, CMP
  • 2014 - Lenore Donaldson
  • 2013 - Ginny Fountain, CMP and Beverly Abraham
  • 2012 - Vince Chelena
  • 2011 - Linda Ilsley, CMP
  • 2010 - Linda Ilsley, CMP and Amanda DeHaven
  • 2009 - Diane Butzer, CMP, CMM
  • 2008 - Tim Miron
  • 2007 - Kathy Flowe, CMP
  • 2006 - Heidi Walters, CHME and Erin Moye
  • 2005 - Andrew Schmidt, CHME
  • 2004 - Danny Treece
  • 2003 - Karen Knox, CMP and Brenda Taylor
  • 2002 - Judy Green, CHME