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.

> Meet the Committee
Heidi Carlisle (Chair), Aflac
Jenna Jorge (HPAC Liaison), Goodman Speakers
Alice Dunn, EY
Susannah Frances, CMP, Sun Life
Emily Wills, GWG Holdings, Inc.
Barbara Scofidio, Prevue Magazine
Nicole Georgas
Jessica Ketrow, FM Global
Kristi Allan, AllianceBerstein
Lis Chmiel, InterContinental Hotels Group
Patricia Parrish-Maddaloni, MC&A

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.

> Meet the Committee
Allison Cooper (Chair), LPL Financial
Pam C. Schrock, CMM, CMP (Vice-Chair), Transamerica
Gina Rodigou, CMP (HPAC Liaison)
Jena Dyches, Sunriver Resort
Krystina Enquist, John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Michaela Foley, Vail Resorts Meetings & Events
Susie Harding, FM Global
Natalie Kennedy, Kennedy DMC Austin
Patty Kindness, PRA Las Vegas
Heath McOrist, Pebble Beach Resorts
Kendall McQuien, AIG Retirement Services
Deirdre Tinsley, Ironshore Insurance Services
Cheryl Twiss, Newport Hospitality
Katie Karmowski (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.

> Meet the Committee
Meredith Brewer Buggelli (Chair), New York Life Insurance Company
Sterena Strickland (HPAC Liaison), ACCESS Destination Services
Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM, MCC Destination Management
Michael Dominguez, Associated Luxury Hotels International
Raquel "Rocky" Dufauchard, CMP, New Orleans & Company
Joe Fijol, Ethos Event Collective
Monica Heanue, CMP, Morgan Stanley
Sherri Lindenberg, Crump Life Insurance Services
Marcia Merando, LLIF, FLMI, LUTCF, Frankenmuth Insurance
David Riederman
Matt Schechter, NYC & Company
Joseph Scully, John Hancock Financial Services
Caryn Taylor Lucia, SEI
Vickie Crews-Anderson (Staff Liaison), FICP

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