Renew Your FICP Membership or Partnership for 2023
FICP memberships and partnerships expire December 31. Remain connected to your FICP benefits by renewing here.
Thank You to Our 2022 FICP Strategic Leaders Event Attendees
This year’s Strategic Leaders Event welcomed 20 senior meetings professionals to Chicago for two days of collaborative learning and networking. Sessions were facilitated by FICP board members Lori Allen and Heidi Carlisle and centered around team structuring, enhancing communication practices, trends in the F&I industry, and metrics and reporting. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.
Save the Date: 2023 FICP Community Confab
Mark your calendars! The next FICP Community Confab will take place Thursday, January 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT. During this virtual town hall, you’ll hear from new and past FICP leadership on a variety of topics, including 2023 strategic initiatives, 2022 priorities and accomplishments, Annual Conference highlights, 2023 in-person opportunities and dates to remember, and more! The meeting will also feature an interactive topical breakout session focusing on our 2023 priorities. Register here.
The 2022 Pulse Survey Results Are Now Available
The key takeaways from the 2022 Pulse Survey are now available. Download this year's results regarding the current and future impact of DEI and sustainability.
Congratulations to the 2022 FICP Member Referral Program Winners!
- First Place: Kathy Kozminske (Associated Luxury Hotels International), Catherine Kearney (Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii & Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui), Tracey Svenningsen (Chatham Bars Inn), and Nuria Candel (Dorchester Collection)
- In addition to the first-place winners, the following hospitality partner ranked within the top 5: Kristin Hoffman (Destination Concepts, Inc.)
Is There Someone You’d Like to Nominate as an FICP MVP?
Is there an FICP member or hospitality partner that is leading the way and doing great things for our industry? Recognize their hard work by nominating them as an FICP MVP! Complete this nomination form.
Strategic Partner Profiles
Nicky DeChamplain, Director of Sales, JPdl Destination Management Canada
"JPdL helps you build innovative business events that motivate, inspire, inform, connect and educate. Our decades of experience ensuring polish and artistry is what makes us an excellent partner for FICP meeting professionals; perfectly suited to the financial and insurance meeting planner needs. FICP has helped us become the best possible partner for our clients to create their perfect event, by allowing us to grow as an organization surrounded by a community of conference professionals. Building stronger bonds is an essential mission for JPdL, we are grateful for the valuable connections made through FICP, and we are looking forward to all those to come.”
A venue transformation in the context of a custom event produced by JPdL in Montréal.
Leona Balthazar, Vice President, Sales, Island Partners Hawai’i
“I’m proud to say that 2022 is my 33rd consecutive year of attending FICP’s Annual Conference. 1989 was my first annual (ICPA) meeting at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, California. In addition to the Annual, I look forward to the Education Forum.
Being a FICP Strategic Partner allows complete, high level, year-round exposure and networking opportunities with the leading decision makers and trendsetters, enabling us to share best practices and stay ahead of emerging trends. The equity of association and privileged partnership in a forum where our voice and opinions are sought and acknowledged is very much appreciated. Knowing the relationship between Members and Strategic Partners is created by a culture of inclusion, shared knowledge and equivalent value is inspiring. The Hawaiian proverb “One Succeeds, All Succeed” has been apparent throughout our association, and clearly defines the partnership we experience. Our return on investment has been optimized multi-fold from the very beginning of our relationship. We are fortunate to enjoy such a distinguished group of lifelong customers, friends, and true partners and to meet and make new ones each year. They drive us to an uncompromising level of creativity, and inspire us to deliver “personalized service of a higher order.” The best pieces of professional advice for me and our company have been: “It’s always the right time to do the right thing;” “Focus on each customer opportunity from a lifetime perspective not an annual one;” and, “You have to invest ‘money’ (time, energy, people, resources) to make money.”
I appreciate being a strategic partner of FICP. Networking is essential to our success, especially during these times. Mahalo – I look forward to seeing everyone soon – a hui hou kākou – and until we meet again be safe.”
FICP Welcomes New and Returning Members and Partners
Allison Balash, Colonial Life
Jennifer Balaskas, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Brandi Clemmons, PGIM Private Capital
Haley Davis, Raymond James Financial
Nicole Force, Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Kristen Hanf, Colonial Life
Christine Harrison, Zurich American Insurance Company
Andrea Hone, Raymond James Financial
Lisa Levine, CMP, Cambridge Associates
Carrie Lucas, CMP, FM Global
Courtney Meyer, Sammons Institutional Group
Monique Philbert, Prudential
Angela Pitrone, CMP, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lydia Salais, Colonial Life
Erin Scholz, Northwestern Mutual
Stephanie Smith, Prudential
Megan St.Germaine, CMP, Zurich American Insurance Company
Libby Swett, Allstate Insurance Company
Rachel Tyner, CMP, Principal
Janet Walker, Zurich American Insurance Company
Megan Walsh, CMP, Zurich American Insurance Company
Melody Wesemann, Zurich American Insurance Company
Ana Zamora, Deutsche Bank
Francesca Zoppi, Equitable
Nereida Amador, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico
Ryan Boldt, The Venetian | The Palazzo
Mel Carter, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Monika Chase, Niagara Falls Business Events
Denise Collins, ETHOS Event Collective
Chastity Cruz, Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Mike Dietrich, Cvent
Mayte Escudero, InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
Scott Flexman, The Broadmoor
Pat Gappmayr, Tourism Kelowna
Courtenay Goodwin, Omni Amelia Island Resort
John Harrison, CMP, Main Street Hospitality
Allasyn Hunter, Bartha
Angie Jasper, CMP, Visit Denver
Jackie Kavcak, Destination Vancouver
Dina Kazan, InterContinental New York Barclay
Paget Kirkland, Kirkland Event & Destination Services, Inc.
Jaron Kroad, Fairmont Empress
Clay Lamberton, The Plaza Hotel
Alice Land, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Megan Leap, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Dale MacPhee, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
James Maxfield, Newport Harbor Island Resort
Fiona McGrory, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Oliver Morgan, Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Heather Munnell, VDA
Maura O'Donnell, ETHOS Event Collective
Teresa Orejas, Hotel Arts Barcelona
Rebecca Paulson, Pendry Chicago
Patrizia Rapisarda, PR Incentives DMC in Italy
Melissa Robinson, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Joey Rojas, 1 Hotel South Beach
Michelle Rust, CIS, Destination Asia
Carla Serna, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
Shannon Sessoms, Kapow!
Rachel Strauss, CSI DMC
Ryan Sullivan, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Courtney Sweeney, Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston
Rainya Tao, Kapow!
Brad Weinstein, Conrad New York Midtown
Michael Westfield, The Newbury Boston
Emily Young, Topnotch Resort
2022 FICP Strategic Partners
|360 Destination Group
||ACCESS Destination Services
||AZA Events, Inc.
||Disney Meetings & Events
||Fiesta Americana Hotels & Live Aqua Hotels & Resorts
||Global DMC Partners
Island Partners Hawai'i
|JPdL Destination Management Canada
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
|Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings
||Preferred Hotels & Resorts
||Visit Newport Beach