FICP 2015 Leadership Announced
WAIKOLOA, HI – Members of Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) announced the meeting planner elected to serve on the association’s board of directors at the 2014 FICP Annual Conference, held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawai’i. Joe Scully, Senior Director, John Hancock Financial Services – a division of Manulife Financial, Boston, Mass., will serve a three-year term effective January 1, 2015.
By acclamation, Shelia Cleary, 2nd Vice President, Recognition and Conferences, National Life Group, Montpelier, Vt., became the 2015 Chair.
The board of directors elected Caryn Taylor Lucia, CMP, Director, Corporate Events, SEI, Oaks, Pa., as the FICP Chair-Elect. Taylor Lucia will automatically become FICP Chair in 2016.
Continuing on the board are:
Immediate Past Chair and Annual Conference Chair: Jana Stern, Director, Meetings & Events, Voya Financial, Minneapolis, Minn.
Education Forum Chair: Marla Hannigan, CMP, Meeting and Event Manager, Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
Symposia Co-chair: Karin Pontelandolfo, CMP, Senior Meeting Planner, Liberty Mutual, Boston, Mass.
Symposia Co-chair: Jeff Leggett, Kingston, ON
Membership Chair: Marcia Merando, LLIF, FLMI, LUTCF, Director of Marketing, Frankenmuth Insurance, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Education Chair: Kathy Roche, Manager, Meeting & Conference Planning, Western & Southern Financial Group, Cincinnati, Ohio
Executive Director: Steve Bova, CAE, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners, Chicago, Ill.
Kelli Livers, CMP, CTE, Assistant Vice President, Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, Houston, Texas, departs the board at the end of 2014.
To serve on the board of directors, one must be an FICP member in good standing for a continuous two-year period; be able to maintain their corporate and/or meeting planning responsibilities as well as their board responsibilities; have the full support of their company’s management; and have at least five years of work experience in the meeting/conference
2015 Hospitality Partner Advisory Council Announced
Kevin Regan, MBA, Corporate & Incentive Sales Director, Silversea Cruises, Ltd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was name Chair of the Hospitality Partner Advisory Council (HPAC) for 2015.
The HPAC welcomes Cosimo Bruzzese, Vice President of Business Development, Briggs, Inc., A DMC Network Company, New York, N.Y., to its roster in 2015.
Linda Burley, CMP, National Sales Manager, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nev.; Chris Gilbert, National Sales Manager, Charleston Place, Charleston, S.C.; Padraic Gilligan, MA, HDE, DMCP, Chairman, Ovation Global DMC, Dublin, Ireland; Julie Holmen, Director of Sales, Corporate and Incentive, Tourism Toronto, Toronto, ON; and Isabel Mahon, Director of Sales, Incentive/Insurance, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts North America, Chicago, Ill., return to the HPAC for 2015.
Clarence Day, CMP, Director of National Accounts, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Kapalua, Hawaii departs the HPAC after serving as its chair in 2014.
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FICP provides high-quality information, education and networking to financial and insurance meeting professionals, increasing their success and strategic value. We maintain a balanced planner to hospitality partner ratio at all times, resulting in a unique business environment.