Standing Committees

Standing Committee members volunteer within the organization by joining the Education Committee, Membership Committee, and Influence Committee. The Board Chair, with approval of the Board of Directors, annually appoints these groups, which consist of at least one member of the Board of Directors, usually serving as the chair. Committee terms are for one year (and may extend for a second year).  

Education Committee

Provides guidance and direction on the association’s education vision and generates content recommendations for the various education activities throughout the year, in-person and online.

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Erin Longo (Chair), Prudential
Allison Cooper (Vice Chair), LPL Financial
Lynn Lee, (HPAC Liaison), PRA
Heather Calabrese, Aetna
Chelsea Eaton, Morgan Stanley
Ann Luketic, Progressive
Crystal Neubauer, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
Erika Wien, Manulife
Susan Wylie, MassMutual Financial Group
Patricia Beaudoux, Sands Asia
Angel Tassone, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Barbara Scofidio, Prevue Magazine
Lydia Kamicar (Staff Liaison), FICP  
 

Membership Committee

Provides guidance and direction for membership benefits, programs, policies, and recruitment and retention efforts; and explores ideas to ensure that membership is a valued experience.

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Katie Senkowski (Chair), AIG
David Riederman, CAE (HPAC Liaison), Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Heidi Bianchi, Silicon Valley Bank
Sarah Hall (Emerging), Captive Hall Strategies
Sonia Maldonado, General Reinsurance Corp.
JJ Barlow, The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Tom Foley, Atlantis, Paradise Island
Kelly McMahon, AIC Hotel Group
Kelley Howard, ACCESS Destination Services, Palm Springs
Goro Abe, AB
Anna Kirstenbaum, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
Lisa Hess, Cantrav Services Inc.
Gina Rodigou, DMC Network
Ramon Santos, Silversea Cruises, Ltd.
Michaela Foley, Palace Resorts & Le Blanc Spa Resort
Christina Pfitzinger (Staff Liaison), FICP
 

Influence Committee

Helps to position FICP as an influential organization of thought-leading meetings professionals and an educator and advocate on issues that impact the meetings and events industry.

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Sherri Lindenberg (Chair), Crump Life Insurance Services
Michael Dominguez (HPAC Liaison), MGM Resorts International
Shelia Cleary, National Life Group
Karyn Evans, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Patricia Kerr, Nationwide Insurance
Caryn Taylor Lucia, SEI
Sherri Wiseman, Pacific Life
Katina Athanasiou, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Craig Caron, Hilton Worldwide
Karen Eminian, Marriott
Isabel Mahon, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Cosimo Bruzzese (Advisor), Briggs, a PRA Company
Padraic Gilligan (Advisor), SoolNua
Vickie Crews-Anderson (Staff Liaison), FICP
 

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