Jamie Cook is the owner and operator of Strategic Meetings, Ltd., an independent planning company focusing on corporate meetings formed in 1999 and former Managing Partner of Strategic Meetings & Incentives, LLC, a full-service incentive planning company. Jamie has both her certified meeting planner (CMP) and the Certification in Meeting Management (CMM). She graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree in Speech Communications and is active in MPI and has served as President of the AZ Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. Jamie began her career as the meeting planner for Tennessee Associates International – a training company, Special Events Director for the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Manager of Meetings at Bowers Meeting & Incentive Division. Jamie provides expertise in the pre-planning logistics, creative special events inclusions, the big picture strategic value of each project and the onsite execution for a one of a kind program.