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
Erin Longo (Board Liaison), Prudential
Katie Senkowski (Board Liaison), AIG
Lynn Lee, (HPAC Liaison), AlliedPRA
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
Kaitlin Heininger (Staff Liaison), FICP
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
Wayne Robinson, CMP, CMM (Board Liaison), FM Global
Cosimo Bruzzese (HPAC Liaison), Briggs, an AlliedPRA Company
Goro Abe, AB
Heidi Bianchi, Silicon Valley Bank
Nancy Farmer, The Hanover Insurance Group
Sonia Maldonado, General Reinsurance Corp.
Mary Strolle, The Doctors Company
Francisco Baeza, IVI DMC² Enterprises
JJ Barlow, The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Melanie Fletcher Stevens, AlliedPRA
Tom Foley, Atlantis, Paradise Island
Nicole Greber, Wynn & Encore, Las Vegas
Jennifer Knapp, Image Technologies Corp
Ramon Santos, Silversea Cruises
Annie Thalman, Washington Speakers Bureau
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.

> Meet the Committee
Sherri Lindenberg (Board Liaison), 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, an AlliedPRA Company
Padraic Gilligan (Advisor), SoolNua
Vickie Crews-Anderson (Staff Liaison), FICP

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