How to Shine in the Big Moments

Spotlight Sojourns

Stars are stars because they ignite their light. Because they shine in the big moments.” (Marilee Sonneman)

In this epic year of firsts and records to Educate, Engage, IGNITE together at Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC), ’tis the highest honour to serve as President 2016-2017 of the world’s largest chapter of the world’s largest industry association, and the greatest privilege to have presented the coveted Crystal Star to 14 supernovas at the Annual Gala on June 6, 2017. And the honorees, in order of recognition, are:
* Tomorrow’s Leader – Patrick McMichael, CSEP
* Committee Chair of the Year – Melanie Lucero
* Partner of the Year – Dolce Hayes Mansion
* President’s Award – Danielle Restaino, CMP
* President’s Award – Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP, HMCC
* Board Member of the Year – Kathleen Maier, CMP
* Partner of the Year – Sonoma County Tourism
* President’s Award – Lisa Burkett, CMP, CMM, HMCC
* Hall of Fame – Rose Stanton, CTA
* Hall of Fame – Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, HMCC
* Hall of Fame – Jim Skiba, CIS, CMP, CTA
* Meeting Professional of the Year – Elizabeth Cherson, CMP, CMM
* President’s Award – Marta Hayden
* President’s Award – Rick Weaver

Thank you to these supernovas and to all of our stellar volunteers in this history-making 2016-2017 year. Sparkle on, like the stars you are.

Marilee A. Sonneman, CMP, DMCP
Founder, Spotlight Sojourns
President 2016-2017, MPI Northern California Chapter

Photo Credit: Orange Photography