WHEN I INTERVIEWED meeting industry veteran Mickey Schaefer, CAE, American Academy of Family Physicians, for the first installment in our series profiling women leaders in the medical meetings and CME professions, she said that her most important mentor was her mother (see page 47). After that conversation, I thought about the person who was my mentor — my dad. As founding editor of Meetings & Conventions magazine in 1965 and then editor-in-chief for 21 years, my father helped shape the ...

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