Four years ago, we introduced our 20 Changemakers issue. This year’s Changemakers have created positive change—both in their careers and in their industries. They have elevated their roles beyond logistics to focus on the bigger picture:, meeting design, . Cognizant of their ability to make a difference, they have also reached beyond their four walls to influence the profession as educators, mentors, and leaders.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...*
Leanne Acton, CMM
Assistant Vice President, Field Recognition & Conference Planning
Penn Mutual Insurance Co.
Vice President/Director, Conference & Travel Management Services
American Fidelity Assurance
Michael Burke, CMP
Manager, Conference & Travel Services
The Hanover Insurance Group
Senior Procurement Specialist–MRO Manufacturing
Amy Harris, CMP, SMMC
VP, Strategic Meetings Management
Director, Corporate Events & Travel
True Value Co.
Global Travel & Meetings Manager
Director, Merck Meeting Services
Merck & Co.
Director, Global Travel
Karin Milliman, CMM
Strategy & Implementation Director, Meeting & Event Services
Senior Director–Procurement & Operations, Meetings & Travel
Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM
Senior Global Meetings & Events Manager
Manager, Worldwide Travel
Patty Reger, CMM
Manager of Meetings and Conventions DePuy/Johnson & Johnson
Sales and Logistics
Global Category Manager for Hotels & MICE, OPS GPR IP Travel & Fleet
Nokia Siemens Networks
Director, Global Meetings & Events
Assistant Director, Supplier Relations
The Principal Financial Group
Director, Conventions and Conference Planning
Global Travel Manager
E. I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
Global Manager, Meeting Services
Johnson & Johnson
*Winners without links were unable to speak to the magazine because of their corporate press policies.
Many thanks to our 2011 Changemakers Advisory Board for their efforts: Kari Kesler, senior director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Mike Malinchok, president, S2K Consulting; Donna Patrick, manager, meeting solutions program, Medtronic; Debi Scholar, founder, The Scholar Consulting Group; Karen VanderPloeg, director, travel and meetings, at Daiichi Sankyo; and Todd Zint, CMP, CMM, vice president, meetings and, National Financial Partners.
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