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Preethi Fernando

Preethi Fernando speaks at MPI chapters. She is the author of six books and a speaker. She is the author of “Diversity and Inclusion.” She is the winner of Stephen King’s Haven Foundation Award, given to one author each year. …

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Hilary Howes

Hilary Howes, an Award Winning Exhibit, and Entertainment Designer, joined Encore Décor in 2012 to create transformative environments for clients’ most memorable events. Her background includes creating dramatic stage sets for directors concepts and enticing exhibits for clients brands that…

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Steve Hughes MBA, CSP

Steve Hughes is a sought-after speaker and consultant who helps people look and sound smart when they talk.  He’s the author of “Captivate” and has been featured on NPR, CBS, BBC Radio and in “The Wall Street Journal” and “Businessweek.”…

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Jamie Cook

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…

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Melissa Milione

Melissa Milione, CMP, CPCE, is Corporate Director of Events for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. She supports all of the colleagues who sell and coordinate catering and conference services for all of Hyatt’s full service hotels in the Americas. In addition,…

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Rory Wheeler

I’ve spent my life studying Human Behavior and Interpersonal Communications from the unique perspective of a sleight-of-hand artist, deception expert, theater performer and pickpocket.  This allowed me to develop a rare skill set and keen understanding of how people think. …

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Dharmesh Dayabhai

Dharmesh Dayabhai is the Co-Founder of Resiada and Streampoint Solutions. Starting in the event industry in the late ’90s, he recognized s need to help streamline the registration process. With that in mind and 20 years later, he has created…

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Jamie Murdock

Jamie Murdock is Vice President of Sales at Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company and has responsibility of leading the strategic sales team, who is cultivating new customers for the organization. He is passionate about inspiring his team to be…

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Brett Sterenson

Brett brings twenty one years of supplier side experience both from the hotel side and the last 12 years as a small business owner. Brett worked in government sales for both Millennium Hotels and Resorts out of Boston and Kimpton…

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Bill Zimmer

When you meet Bill, it’s easy to see that he’s a strategic, positive thinker. He’s naturally energized by working with teams to solve complex marketing challenges. And while Bill excels at developing creative solutions, he always believes the best ideas…