“WHEN I FIRST STARTED planning events, I found a lot of hotel managers thought they had to train me how to do my job. Once I got a CMP, there was [usually] an assumption that my knowledge was there,” says Wanda Johnson, CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), senior director of education for The Endocrine Society in Bethesda, Md. Johnson says completing the CMP six years ago helped raise her credibility and advanced her career when she was relatively new to the business. As a result, she says ...

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