Jeffrey J. Maggerine, 32, sales manager for the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., was killed in a car accident August 14 in Orlando in the midst of the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting and just hours before he was to participate in a press conference announcing the convention center's expansion plans.
Maggerine, who was the architect of a 25-yearbetween the convention center and Reed Expositions representing about $2 billion in future business for the facility and the community, worked at OCCC for six years. Before that, he was director of sales and marketing for the Oncenter, Onondaga County Convention Center, in Syracuse, N.Y.
Noted * MDRT Lists Top Companies--The Million Dollar Round Table has released its annual list of the insurance companies with the most MDRT members. Here are the top 10: New York Life, New York; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Milwaukee; Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Newark, N.J.; MetLife, New York; MassMutual, Springfield, Mass.; AXA Financial, New York; Sony Life Insurance, Tokyo; The MONY Group, New York; Prudential Life Insurance, Tokyo; and Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis.
* HelmsBriscoe, McGettigan Strike Alliance--Long-established meeting management company McGettigan Partners of Philadelphia recently announced an alliance with Resource One, the three-year-old meeting planning subsidiary of HelmsBriscoe, the fast-growing site-selection company. Christine Duffy, president and COO of McGettigan, says, "We have a sales force of 25, and HelmsBriscoe has 225, so this is great for us." Right now, McGettigan won't be adding any staff to accommodate the new business and instead will incorporate ResourceOne's clients into its existing structure, Duffy says. ResourceOne will remain headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz.