2021 Leadership Award Nominees

Congratulations to the 2021 Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Leadership Award Nominee Finalists:

Aimee Palifroni, CPCE
Owner
Prisma Events
Brady Johnson
Director of Sales and Marketing
C Lazy U Ranch
Brooke Davis, CMP
VP of Operations
Global Access Meetings
Colorado Event Alliance
Founding Board Members:
Syd Sexton, Nicole Marsh, Patty Moser, Tara Ames, Andy Klosterman, Jeremy Bronson, Brynn Swanson, Kelly Karli, Michelle Talarico, & Dawn Williams
Dean Savoca, M.Ed., BCC, CSP™
Keynote Speaker, Management Trainer,
Facilitator & Executive Coach
Savoca Performance Group
Jenny Howard-Maxwell
Event Design & Planning
Occasionally Fabulous Events

Joan “JT” Tezak, CAE, CMP
Executive Director
Colorado Society of Association Executives (Retired Dec 2021)

Kimberly Forte, CGMP
Senior Sales Executive
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Lucy Shemilt Murphy
Senior Sales Manager
Steamboat Grand

Megan Finnell, CMP
Director, Meeting & Conferences
MGMA
  Rachel Benedick
Executive Vice President, Sales & Services
VISIT DENVER

to be presented at the 22nd Annual MIC of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show Luncheon at 12:45pm in the Four Seasons Ballroom

The Meetings Industry Council Annual Leadership Award recognizes individuals that demonstrate active leadership within the meetings industry. This includes leadership within one or more MIC organizations and the personal and professional integrity that allows them to stand out among their peers.

Selection criteria for the award include positions held within industry organizations, committees the leader has chaired and special projects or events they have assisted in organizing. The Selection Committee also reviews specific ways in which the winner has served as a role model to their peers. This includes work towards the advancement of the industry by sharing their knowledge through published articles, presentations to students or businesses and stewardship for the industry with any multitude of organizations related to or impacted by meetings. Many of our past award winners have been recognized with awards from one or more MIC member organizations for the same efforts that solidified their selection as an MIC Industry Leader.

Past Leadership Award Winners:

2020
Freddie & Keith Templeton
2019
Ellen Collins, CMP
2018
Sidney M. Stoper
2017
Kristin Hutton, CMP
2016
Steve Kinsley
2015
Terri Woodin, CMP

2014
Scott Friedman, CSP

2013
Kathy Reak
2012
Ken Williams
2011
Cynthia Vannucci PhD, CHME, CHSP, CMP, CHE
2010
Rebecca Dillahunty, CMP
2009
Allison Kinsley, CMM, CMP
2008
Gary Schirmacher, CMP
2007
Richard Scharf
2006
Nicole Marsh, CMP, DMCP
2005
Barb Taylor Carpender, CMM, CHSC
2004
Chris Blumke