Host Committee

Meet The MPI | SEC 2015 Host Committee

MPI | SEC 2015 Co-Chairs

Christy Cromwell
Creative Conferences & Events

Karen Farrington, CMP
Suncoast Meetings & Events

MPI | SEC 2015 Host Committee Leaders

CSR/Paws for Patriots

Amanda Bernstein
Event Show Productions

Colleen Gray
The Link Event Professionals, Inc.

Laura Lothridge
Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises

Education

Holly Young, CMP
CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises

Elizabeth Fulghum, CMP
Coventry Workers’ Comp Services

Josh Harris
Hilton Downtown Tampa

Lisa Schalk
Toffee to Go

Finance

Jim Engelmann
Finance Chair

Host CVB

Lisa Chamberlain, CMP
Visit Tampa Bay

Susan Williams
Visit Tampa Bay

Heidi Sedlmayr
Visit Tampa Bay

Host Chapter

Felice Levy, CMP –Chapter President
Gulf Coast Meetings

Tara Liaschenko, CMM
The Link Event Professionals, Inc.

Richard Miseyko, CMM, CMP
XSITE, Site Search, Inc.

Host Hotel

Leslie Bloznalis
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Christine Alejandro
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Logistics/Special Events

Maria Maggio, CMP – Logistics
Sunshine Meetings

Kim Brussow – VIP Secret Garden Reception
Vail Valley Partnership, The Chamber and Tourism Bureau

Irene Caban, CMP – Opening Reception/Daymond John Event
Savvy Events & Entertainment

Cheryl James- WOW
Hilton Luxury Brands

Matthew Allen – Connections Cafe
MMD Events

Karn Clark, CMP – Connections Cafe
Bay Area Destination Management Co.

Tacy Briggs-Troncoso – Volunteer team
MamaRazzi Foto, Inc.

Cindy Dervech – Entertainment
Breezin Entertainment

Blair White – Daymond John special event
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Michelle O’Hara
Carey Limousine of Tampa Bay

Ivy Peterson
Encore Event Technologies

Marketing/Website

Denise Glass
Sensory 5

Jennifer Lachtara
Creative Ideas Agency, Inc.

Laura Lothridge
Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises

Stephanie Montini
Metro Connections

Silent Auction

Claire Lesinski, CMP

TONS Liaisons

Jill Manthey
Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises
Margaret Williams, CMP
Pizzazz Meeting & Event Planning Group

SEC 2015 Host Committee Volunteers

Lauren Alfonso
Red Vector

Casey Barrow

Timothy Bennett
Armon Events

Kindra Bess, CMP
ISPE

Aimee Blenker, CMP
Brandenton, Anna Maria CVB

Andy Brouillard
T. Pepin

Heather Bryant
AFR

Jason Carroll, CMP
The Florida Aquarium

Maria Cook
Tampa International Airport

Trudy Dodson
National Association of Credit Management

Bronwyn Fowler
Pipeline Productions

Linda Gower
Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach

Jody Hall
WellCare Health Plans

Kelsey Henderson
Legends Field

Sherell Hill
HelmsBriscoe

Christopher Giblin, CMP,
HelmsBriscoe

Steven Howard
DCE Live

Amanda McAlister
Jackson’s Bistro, Bar and Sushi

Dana McDonald
The Florida Aquarium

Monica Murphy
Embassy Suites Tampa/Westshore

Pauline Navarro
Busch Gardens

Connie Paul, CMP
Holiday Inn Westshore

Renee Prine
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Donna Siegel
Marriott Sand Key

Jennifer Smith
Met Life

Michelle Taunton, CMP, CMM

Dina Vann
The Type-Writer

Ashley Valentine
The Florida Aquarium

Angie Wing
Wing Meetings


TONS Advisory Council

Who Is TONS?

The Southeast Educational Conference is a collaborative education conference that is hosted by the four MPI Florida chapters – Tampa Bay Area, Greater Orlando Area, North Florida, and South Florida (TONS). Though the conference is hosted in Florida each year, conference attendees from across the United States and Caribbean attend this annual event.

TONS Advisory Council Members

Vickie Corder
TONS Chair 2014-2015

Sarah Crocker
North Florida Representative

Kathleen Zwart
North Florida Representative

Tony Fabrizio
North Florida Representative

Bonnie Brownell
Orlando Representative

Alyson McCoy
Orlando Representative

Sharon Fisher
Orlando Representative, TONS Historian

Margaret H. Williams
Tampa Representative

Jill Manthey
Tampa Representative

Marianne Schmidhofer
South Florida Representative

Pam Gadol
South Florida Representative

Karen Farrington
SEC Chair 2015

Christy Cromwell
SEC Chair 2015