The National Business Travel Association has announced the first graduating class of the Strategic Meetings Management Certification program. The SMMC is the only industry certification program for SMM and consists of two core weeks of classes and three elective classes. For more information, visit the NBTA Web site.

The First SMMC Graduates:

Sherry Awbrey, EMCVenues

Linda Bennitt, Maxvantage

Deborah Borak, Conference Direct

Diane Bozicevich, Omega World Travel

Teresa Bria, Phase to Phase Strategy

Laura Cella, Reed Elsevier

Charlene Conklin, Maxvantage

Wendy Dell, BCD Meetings & Incentives

Lynda Garvey, American Express

Christine Gorham, Booz Allen Hamilton

Amy Harris, SunTrust Bank

Lasse Haugaard, Novo Nordisk

Mary Beth Jenson, NY Mellon

Brian Kellerman, GoGather

Kari Kesler, KK Strategic Solutions

Deepti Mehra, Maxvantage

Peggie Milane, Metropolitan Life

Joanie Miskowiec, MotivAction

Susie Molinich, Maxvantage Meetings

Megan Murphy, American Express/Maxvantage

Melissa Nahama, Maxvantage

Clifton Pierre, Morgan Stanley

Nonie Ravenberg, Nth Degree

Pam Schroeder, StarCite

Stacey Slifka, ITA Group

Robin Wagner, Chubb Insurance

Karen Weegar, Egencia Meetings & Incentives

Tracey Wilt, Xerox Corp.

Amy Zellmer, Meetings & Incentives

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