MPI-Wisconsin Chapter Awards Gala


On September 5, 2013 the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International held its annual Awards Gala at the Marriott Madison West. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame: Tami Gilbertson, CMP
Industry Partner: Tri-Marq Communications, Inc.
Meeting Industry Advocate: Jodi Goldbeck, CMP
Planner of the Year: Sherry Lee, CMP
Rising Star Award: Maria Peot
Supplier of the Year: Tom Graybill
Team of the Year: Golf Outing Team

2013 Scholarship Winners

Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger, CMP Scholarship: Carina Wilz
Professional Development Grant: Deana Birmingham-Heinisch


It’s that time of year - MPI WI Awards Gala, September 5, 2013.   This year’s event is all-new and has never been done before!  Wait a minute; did you just say “Awards and New in the same sentence”?  Yup.  I know what you are thinking: Awards Galas are not new and certainly have been done before.  But not this year!  This year's gala has been constructed from the inside (of the brain) out to deliver you a fun-filled and exciting experience.

The evening will feature amazing aerial feats, reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil, followed by a gourmet feast, highlighting differing old world vintages paired with each course.

After celebrating the accomplishments of our members, during our awards segment, we will create a “Flashback to Flashbacks” nightclub experience as we recreate the essence of this popular Disco Club.

Evening attire recommended ~ Vintage Vegas Costuming Welcomed


Thursday, September 5, 2013
Madison Marriott West
Middleton, WI

Speakers and Education
Location, Map, Lodging
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— AM —  
11:00-1:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
— PM —  
2:30-4:00 Education Session: Creating Win-Win Relationships to Guarantee Unforgettable Events!
Presenter: Jenna Weber
5:00-6:00 Past President’s Reception
6:00-7:00 Reception
7:00-9:00 Dinner & Gala Awards
9:30-Midnight Afterglow: Flashback to Flashbacks

Event Pricing

Member: $60 ($70 after 08/30/2013)
Non-Member: $80 ($90 after 08/30/2013)
Student Member:   $40 ($50 after 08/30/2013)
Spouse/Guest: $70


Creating Win-Win Relationships to Guarantee Unforgettable Events!

Jenna Weber
Jenna Weber

As a meeting planner professional or a supplier, your main goal is to have a successful and memorable event for your attendees or clients. Having strong connections in both an internal and external network is crucial to helping you create those unforgettable events.

In this session, attendees will learn about the different methods of developing new win-win relationships and building on existing relationships to help organize outstanding events and grow your business. Get step-by-step tips to help define your networking objectives and create a strategy to effectively meet your networking goals.

Whether you are an experienced professional or brand new to the industry, this is a must-see presentation that is guaranteed to leave you with actionable takeaways to enhance your business or organization!

Speaker Bio:

Jenna Weber
Business Development Coordinator

As a Business Development Coordinator with SVA, Jenna is responsible for the creation and implementation of business development strategies and awareness campaigns that drive business growth. She is also the owner of Mojomidwest Photo Booth, a company that provides premier photo booth packages for personal and business events. Jenna is a Leadership Greater Madison graduate and President of CONNECT Madison, an exclusive young professionals group for emerging leaders in Dane County.

Jenna frequently provides training and speaks to groups about business development and marketing topics. She graduated from the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison with a double major in Marketing and MHR (Management and Human Resources) with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.

Location, Map, and Lodging

Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
P: 608-831-2000
Property Website

Cut-off Date: August 22, 2013
Room Rates: $99.00

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Marriott Madison West

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