This year, three RCMA meeting planners and eight associate members were awarded a Certified Meeting Professional designation. We salute them as they join some14,000 meeting professionals worldwide who have earned their CMPs since the program was launched in 1985 by the Convention Industry Council. For more information about the CMP program, visit CIC's Web site at

Meeting Planners

Karen Burrell, CMP
Events Coordinator, Greater Mount Calvary
Holy Church
Washington, DC

Bertha A. Escarzaga, CMP
Meeting Planner, University of Dallas

School of Ministry Conference
Irving, TX

Chariolett M. Johnson, CMP
Assistant to the Vice President/Meeting Planner, North American Division of the Seventh-day

Adventist Church
Silver Spring, MD


Tasha Houck, CMP
Sales Manager
Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center
Norman, OK

Jodi R. Massey, CMP
Director of Sales & Marketing, Horizon Convention Center
Muncie, IN

Lisa Perez, CMP
Meeting and Convention Sales Manager, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB
Branson, MO

Michelle Samp, CMP
Sales Manager, Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau
Norman, OK

Erin Schmitz, CMP
Director of Convention Sales, Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Waterloo, IA

Desirea Stewart, CMP, CHSP
Group Sales Manager, Von Braun Center
Huntsville, AL

Kristy Yonyon, CMP
Sales Manager, Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

Paul Zimmer, CMP
National Sales Manager, Team San Jose
San Jose, CA