This year’s Changemakers, our annual list of the top meeting and event planners for 2014, are not afraid to question existing norms and to forge a new path. They are always challenging themselves and others around them to think differently. They are the innovators, educators, mentors, and leaders of the meetings industry.

And the winners are:

Sekeno Aldred, MTA, CMP
Event Manager
Goodwill Industries International

Ada M. Allende
Director, Strategic Projects and Events
CoreNet Global

Scott Beck
President and CEO
Visit Salt Lake

Lisa Block
Vice President, Meetings and Conferences
Society for Human Resource Management

Michael Dominguez, CHSE
SVP, Corporate Hotel Sales
MGM Resorts

Michelle Guelbart, MSW
Director of Private Sector Engagement

Dale Hudson
Knowledge and Events Director
IMEX Group

Jeff Hurt
EVP, Education and Engagement
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Lawrence Leonard
COO and APEX Director
Convention Industry Council
MaryAnne Bobrow, CAE, CMP, CMM, CHE
Bobrow Associates Inc.