Industry Designation "Human Resource" Program

MPI Potomac has developed a program that will allow our members with industry designations to share their experiences and expertise with the future CMP's, CMM's, CEM's, CGMP's etc., of tomorrow. In 2012 we launched the first Industry Designation "Human Resource" Program. We will be using our greatest resource; experienced, working industry peers within MPI Potomac, to help answer inquiries, provide direction, leadership, general knowledge and share personal experience with those MPI Potomac members interested in taking ownership of their own professional development by acquiring one or more of the various industry designation and certification programs.

Below is a list of MPI Potomac members willing to accept your outreach with questions regarding their particular designation and industry discipline and resulting in helping to act as a trusted counselor or supporter to guide you through the process. Who best to learn from than from someone who has already gone through the process? Most communication will be via e-mail, telephone, and to a lesser degree, in person if both parties desire and are able to meet face-to-face.

Based on the amount of interest our designation volunteers receive on this initial program we may provide a more formalized program later down the road in which a mentor and mentee are identified and matched for a specified period of time.

CAE - Certified Association Executive

Kathleen Cochran, CAE, CMP
VP Meetings
National Assn. of Health Underwriters
**Request Email Only**
Elise Lindsey, CMP, CAE
VP Business Development
Production Associates
CASE - Certified Association Sales Executive

Sally Slater, CASE
Regional Director of Sales
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
CEM - Certified in Exhibition Management

Diana DeJoy, CMP, CEM
International Manager, Operations
Biotechnology Industry Organization
CGMP - Certified Government Meeting Professional

Mikki Strompf, CGMP, CMP
Meeting Planner
Booz, Allen, Hamilton
CMM - Certified Meeting Manager

John C. Anderson
Senior Manager, Conference Center
The Pew Charitable Trusts
202.552.2148 Katie Herritage, CMM, CMP, CSEP
Public Sector and East Coast Events Manager
CMP Certified Meeting Professional
(see additional CMP's under other designation categories)
Jason Watkins, CMP
Director of Meetings
American Anthropological Association
Deidre “DeDe” Walsh, CMP, CTS
National Sales Manager
Projection Presentation Technology
CSEP - Certified Special Event Professional

Cynthia McDowell, CSEP, CMP
Meeting & Event Planner
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Assn.

For more information please contact one of our Career Development Committee Co-Chairs:

Sekeno Aldred, CMP, MTA
Learning Events Specialist
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
15810 Indianola Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: (240) 333-5395

Robin Roane, CTE, CCTE, CMP

Senior Sales Manager
Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
625 North Washington Street, Suite 400
Alexandria VA 22314
Phone: (703) 652-5372