Meeting Professionals International bestowed its annual awards at the World Education Conference in July.
INTERNATIONAL PLANNER OF THE YEAR: Glen Reigheart, CAE, CMM, CMP, director of meetings and conventions for the National Community Pharmacists Association, Alexandria, Va.
INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR: Coleman, CMM, owner of The Conference Works, Mineral Point, Wis.
MARION N. KERSHNER MEMORIAL CHAPTER LEADER AWARD: Chad Chappell, CMP, vice president of sales with The Hyland Group, Washington, D.C.
TOMORROW'S LEADERS AWARD: Ruth Fitzgerald, regional director of sales with DMI Hotels, Clearwater, Fla., and Shannon W. Derrick, sales manager with Kimpton Hotels, Washington, D.C.
MPI also announced the 2005 Global Paragon Award winners: CATEGORY I (meetings with budgets up to $1,000 per attendee): Vancouver, B.C. — based Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc.'s 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
CATEGORY II (meetings with budgets exceeding $1,000 per attendee): Seattle-based CRG and Opts Ideas, Sausilito, Calif., for the 2005 Washington Mutual State of the Group Annual Company Meeting