The Skilled Set: 2015’s 40 Under 40

By Collaborate Staff, February 16, 2015

carrieabernathy_thumbCarrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP
31, Founder and CEO, CAbernathy Consulting
San Diego


leeadamson_thumbLee Adamson
34, Director of Sales, Utah Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
Provo, Utah


aughey_thumbLiz Aughey, CMP
29, Vice President, BlackRock
New York


niabenjamin_thumbNia L. Benjamin, CMP, MTA
32, Event Planner, ExxonMobil Global Services Company


bruzzese_thumbCosimo Bruzzese
38, Vice President of Business Development, Briggs Inc., a DMC Network Company
New York


ChristieBlake_thumbChristie Blake, CMP
38, Owner and Meeting Planner, Blake & Co. Events
Portland, Oregon


jodybrandes_thumbJody Brandes
37, Senior Meeting Partner, Genentech
San Francisco


shannoncahill_thumbShannon Cahill
30, Account Executive, Maritz Travel Company
St. Louis


PWP Studio photographers specialize in corporate event photography, decor, details, incentive travel, conventions, and on-location photography in Atlanta, GeorgiaLesli Castanada
39, Senior Meeting and Event Planner, Cox Enterprises


emilychalk_thumbEmily Chalk
32, Senior Managing Partner, East of Ellie
Stamford, Connecticut


6/7/13: Rebecca Hoag, LVCVA Chicago Sales Executive. (Photo by Glenn Pinkerton)Rebecca DeLuca
31, Sales Executive, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority


BryanEngdahl_thumbBryan Engdahl
31, Manager of Global Meetings and Events, Nike Inc.
Beaverton, Oregon


nferrante_thumbNikki Ferrante
33, Global Events Manager, Autotask Corporation


catherineriganti_thumbCatherine Riganti Fulginei
35, Manager, Major Accounts and Travel Operations, USMotivation


MinervaGarcia_thumbMinerva Garcia
34, National Sales Manager, Visit Indy


Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 11.18.43 AMJulie Green
28, Director of Sales, MeetingMatch


MindyGunn_thumbMindy Gunn, CMP, CMM
39, Vice President, Meeting and Event Planning Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Scottsdale, Arizona


joelhernandez_thumbJoel Hernandez
34, Marketing Coordinator, Tetra Tech
Los Angeles


melaniehickey_thumbMelanie Hickey
29, National Sales Manager, Experience Columbus
Columbus, Ohio


maggiejohnston_thumbMaggie Johnston, CMP
35, Director of Meetings, Assurex Global
Columbus, Ohio


MeganKopitsky_thumbMegan Kopitsky
28, Human Resources, Ahold USA
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


LaurenLavender_1Lauren Lavender
26, Senior Account Executive, Capitol Services Inc. – Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Joemarcy_thumbJoe Marcy
29, Sales Manager, The Westin Long Beach, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Manhattan Beach, California


latoyamccreasy_thumbLatoya Shanell McCreary, CMP
32, Events Director, L’ Shanell Events
Woodridge, Illinois


BrookeMoney_thumbBrooke Money
34, Mid-Market Account Executive, Marriott International


cherylpayne_thumbCheryl M. Payne
33, Senior Director, Global Meeting Management Services/Meeting Sites Resource
Las Vegas


moniquerodriguez_thumbMonique Marie Rodriguez
28, Event Sales Consultant, Rose Bowl Stadium
West Hollywood, California


CarolynRusselburg_thumbCarolyn Russelburg
29, Corporate Meeting Planner, The Kroger Co.


AnalouSchoonmaker_thumbAnalou Schoonmaker
35, Director of Event Management, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Brandy Sherrer
29, Global Executive Events and Corporate Hospitality, Under Armour


lyndismith_thumbLyndi Smith
35, Associate Director of Sales, BBC Destination Management
New Orleans


CourtneyStanley_thumbCourtney Stanley
26, Strategic Partnership Manager, EventMobi
Grand Rapids, Michigan


megantate_thumbMegan Tate
28, Manager of Event, Meeting and Travel Management, Petco
Austin, Texas


jessicateel_thumbJessica Teel
39, Senior Sales Manager, Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront Hotel


crystalwashington_thumb2Crystal Washington
33, Speaker and Social Media Marketing Strategist, CWM Enterprises


YoungWeaverYoung Weaver
40, Senior Manager of Events Marketing, Rosetta Stone
Washington, D.C.


loganwebster_thumbLogan Webster
29, Sales Manager, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
San Diego


Luke_Williamson_sm_400x400Luke Williamson, CMP
38, Assistant Manager of Corporate Events, Nintendo of America


amandayoung_thumbAmanda J. Young
35, Americas Event Leader, GE Healthcare
Charleston, South Carolina


jasonzook_thumbJason Zook
32, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Marketing Guru
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


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