October 2016


The year is winding down, but FICP is still staying busy! Want to re-live all of our 2016 events? Head to our Flickr page or browsing the tag #FICP16 on social media.

Five Things to Know in October

  1. All: FICP will be announcing our 2017 event schedule soon! Check your inbox next week.
  2. Hospitality Partners: FICP will announce its 2017 sponsorship sales dates next week! Have questions on sponsorship? View our new About Partnership page.
  3. Planner Members: The Annual Business Meeting will take place on Friday, November 11 at the 2016 Annual Conference. Those not in attendance may vote using a confidential, electronic proxy ballot. Questions? Contact info@ficpnet.com.
  4. From Social: Meet the planner members who will be speaking at the 2016 Annual Conference!
  5. The October digital edition of MeetingsNet is now available! This month's issue features FICP Insight, how to make docs’ maintenance of certification easy and more!

15th Annual Silent Auction 

The 15th Annual Silent Auction is now live! Interested parties may bid on items through Friday, November 11, and donations are accepted through the end of October. You do not have to attend the Annual Conference to participate - all are welcome to donate and bid! 

All Silent Auction proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement® (JA) National, as well as JA of Middle Tennessee.

2016 Fall Symposium Wrap-up 

The 2016 FICP Fall Symposium was a huge success! Attendees were treated to magnificent views, stellar education sessions and regular networking opportunities to help expand their professional network. 

Want to experience the symposium's education content? Check out TheNetwork for available session slides. Are you pursuing your CMP? be sure to download the session receipt

TheNetwork Corner 

Have you visited TheNetwork recently? There's a lot going on! Planner members and hospitality partners are constantly networking and sharing ideas through discussion forums and private messages. Seek help for the questions you may have, or provide your experience and insight to those in need! As always, you can find past education materials from all FICP events, which is incredibly valuable if you're pursuing your CMP. 

Featured Strategic Partner

FICP Strategic Partners support the organization year-round. This month, learn more about Silversea Cruises and the Broadmoor Colorado Springs. Click the logo to read our interviews with them.


FICP Welcomes New Members and Hospitality Partners


Tina Jewell, Transamerica

MacKenzie Grant, Kestra Financial

Patty Wolfe, Sun Life Financial

Don Chapman, CMP, London Life

Sara Parker, Bank of America

Rachel Risdal Ernst & Young

Matthew Kaiser, SPHR, CEBS, Lockton




Hospitality Partners

Tracy Torrez, The Hotel Emma

Robyn Akin, DSC, Destination Services Corp.

Heda Chehda, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Jennifer Girgus, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

Leticia Hickman, Sheraton New Orleans

Mai Johnson, Bellagio

Su Duff, Ovation Ireland

Shiloh Walen, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Megan Hartt, The Venetian | The Palazzo

Patricia Beaudoux, The Venetian | The Palazzo

Nathalie Gonzalez, Hyatt Regency Jersey City

James Campbell, InterContinental Hotels Group

Jesse Suglia, InterContinental Hotels Group

Tracy Wray, Sheraton Grand Nashville

Kristen Arnold, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Roma Giordano, Red Rock Resort

Meridith Zelones, Palace Hotel

Casie Anderson, InterContinental New Orleans

Christopher Clifford, Keppler Speakers

Joseph Dickey, Grand Hyatt San Francisco

Carla McGlynn, Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Laura Weyrick, JW Marriott Essex House New York

Maura Dominguez-Zhang, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curacao

Ian Mendoza, The St. Regis Bal Harbour

Sarah Shelton, Vail Resorts Meetings & Events

Michelle Gortemoller, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Mark Ley, Las Alcobas, Napa Valley

Rachel Roland, Grand Hyatt Atlanta

Ryan Galvin, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Claire Whitlock, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Chris Long, Omni Homestead

Deirdre Purcell, InterContinental Dublin

Dana Zayas, InterContinental Hotels Group

Will Cornwall, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village