Meet the 2014 Collaborate 40 Under 40

In our third annual roundup of Collaborate 40 Under 40 honorees, we highlight the talents and accomplishments of some of the industry’s top young professionals. They were nominated by their peers, chosen by our team of editors, and interviewed by staff writers and freelancers about their early contributions and career aspirations in the corporate meetings field. This year’s 40 Under 40 feature was produced by Libby Hoppe. Profiles were compiled and written by Larry Anderson, Kelsey Bjelland, Marc Boisclair, Kendra Canty, Jennifer Garrett, Rob Hodges, Katherine Manfredi and Georgia Schrubbe.

This is a snapshot of the honorees’ talents and successes. To read more about them and read all the stories featured in every issue of Collaborate, subscribe to our print magazine today.



  • John Toporek

    Mary is everything a Director/Manager should be. If more management would follow her example by giving a smile, a helping hand and an encouraging word people would respond in like kind. She is what she is. I know. We grew up together. I’m proud to say… she’s my daughter.