Board of Directors


The Board of Directors exists to provide strategic direction, set policy, ensure the association’s financial viability, provide sufficient resource allocation and oversee the performance of the Executive Director. Directors are elected by the membership. The board works as a unit to govern the association and serve the best interests of the profession as a whole. It also oversees the Executive Director who employs a professional staff to carry out the board’s directives.


Wayne Robinson, CMP CMM

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Assistant Vice President
FM Global
Johnston, R.I.
(401) 415-1271


Michael Burke, CMP

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Director, Conference & Travel Services
The Hanover Insurance Group
Worcester, Mass.
(508) 855-2344

Past Chair

Marcia Merando, LLIF, FLMI, LUTCF


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Director of Marketing
Frankenmuth Insurance
Frankenmuth, Mich.
(989) 652-6121


Meredith Brewer

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Corporate Vice President, Corporate Events
New York Life Insurance Company
New York, N.Y.
(212) 576-8293

Allison Cooper

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Vice President
LPL Financial
Fort Mill, S.C.
(704) 249-5270

Erin Longo, CMP

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Vice President, Conference and Meeting Services
Newark, N.J.
(973) 802-2911

Jennifer Squeglia, CMP

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Independent Contractor
Boston Private
Warwick, R.I.
(781) 248-6606

Lynn Schwandt, CMP

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Senior Event Planner
Thrivent Financial (Retired)
Appleton, Wisc.
(920) 841-9992



Executive Director

Steve Bova, CAE

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Executive Director
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners
Chicago, Ill.
(312) 245-1023

View a list of past presidents/chairpersons.