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
Lynn Schwandt, Thrivent (Retired)
Sterena Strickland, ACCESS Destination Services
Amanda Sherman, Frankenmuth Insurance
Carlin Putman, Global Atlantic
Sabrina Colquitt, TIAA
Meg D'Angelo, Lincoln Financial Group
Kyle Jordan, Financial Planning Association
Angie Wilkinson, Americo
Emily Wills, GWG Holdings, Inc.
Lisa Warren, SpeakInc Speakers Bureau
Cindy Lo, Red Velvet Events, Inc.
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.

> Meet the Committee
Allison Cooper, LPL Financial
Lisa Ray, The Resort at Pelican Hill
Sonia Maldonado, General Reinsurance Corp.
Anna Kirshenbaum, Mutual of Omaha
Sarah Hall, Innovative Captive Strategies
Linda Quental, Voya Financial
Deirdre Tinsley, Ironshore Insurance Services
Lauren Dembeck, RMC DMC
Michaela Foley, Vail Resorts Meetings & Events
Ramon Santos, Silversea Cruises
Gina Rodigou, DMC Network
Kerry McMahon, AIC Hotel Group
Jena Dyches, Sunriver Resort
Aaron Missner, Wynn Resort
Patty Kindness, PRA Las Vegas

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
Jennifer Squeglia, CMP (Chair), Boston Private
Katina Athanasiou (HPAC Liaison), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Cosimo Bruzzese, PRA Business Events
Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM, MCC Destination Management
Michael Dominguez, Associated Luxury Hotels International
Karen Eminian, Marriott International
Monica Heanue, CMP, Morgan Stanley
Patricia Kerr, CMP Nationwide Insurance
Sherri Lindenberg, Crump Life Insurance Services
Joseph Scully, John Hancock Financial Services
Caryn Taylor Lucia, SEI
Sherri Wiseman, CMP, Pacific Life
Vickie Crews-Anderson (Staff Liaison), FICP

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