• 2012 MPI-Wisconsin Award Winners

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Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame: Mae Ibe, CMP
Industry Partner: Wilderness Territory/Glacier Canyon Conference Center
Meeting Industry Advocate: Susan Kainz
Planner of the Year: Naomi Tucker, CMP
President's Award: Jen Hlavachek
Rising Star Award: Melissa Amado Tansor
Supplier of the Year: Alison Huber, CMP
Team of the Year: March Event Team

2011 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship: Kaitlyn Hafeman
Professional Development Grant: Nicole Raudabaugh

Janet Sperstad, CMP, was recognized for her 25 years in MPI-Wisconsin with a special tribute on her role in enhancing the meeting profession. Special guests celebrating with Janet included: Ann Godi, former MPI Chair from Atlanta, GA; Banz Ledin from Spotme.com in Switzerland; Amanda Cecil, professor at Indiana University and IUPUI; Turina Bakken, Associate Vice President of Madison College; and a video tribute from former MPI-WI president Glenn Brill, CMP (1996-1997).

This year MPI-WI added a special panel discussion to the event, featuring Jeff Skiles, co-pilot of the famous “Miracle on the Hudson” flight. The Educational Discussion Panel was titled “Trends in Group Travel for the Meeting and Events Industry” and focused on destination trends, traveling safety, and proper protocol. The Panelists included were Rose Gray, Fox World Travel; Mae Ibe, CMP; Paulette Heney, CMM, Meetings & Incentives; and special guest, Jeff Skiles, EAA, and the co-pilot of the famous “Miracle on the Hudson flight.”