Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Comprised of esteemed experts from the event planning and hospitality industries, the 27-member board provides guidance on various company initiatives and reviews hotels and resorts for possible Elite Certification, recognition of a quality experience for meetings and incentives.
New members of the EMAB include:
R.J. Apana, Director of Travel & Corporate Events with Apogee Physicians
Joann Chmura, Senior Meeting Planner with General Reinsurance
Michael Dominguez, Senior Vice President of Sales with MGM Resorts
Craig Jacobs, Senior Vice President, Group Sales with Preferred Hotel Group
Mark Komine, Senior Vice President, Sales with The Americas at Hilton Worldwide
Lisa Langford, Meeting Planner & Study Group Coordinator with Finance and Resource Management Consultants
Laura Miller, Firmwide Events & Sustainability Manager with McKenna, Long & Aldridge
Kimberly Montoya, Manager, Corporate Events with Experian
Sue Roberts, Director of Event Planning with Cardinal Health
“We’re honored and excited to welcome these distinguished individuals,” said Kelly Foy, CEO of EMI. “They bring a wealth of expertise from diverse areas of the industry. We’re confident that their unique perspectives and insights will be a tremendous asset for EMI during this time of growth for the company.”
EMAB members retiring from the board this year include Elisa Novoa of Charles Schwab & Co.; Bradley Ford of Avinger, Inc.; Mike Greto of The Coca-Cola Company; and Louise Barnes of Tred-Lite.
“Our very best wishes go out to our departing members, many of whom have served multiple 2-year terms with us,” said Foy. “They’ve been a tremendous help in guiding the growth of EMI, and as such, will leave a lasting legacy.”
About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides free, time-saving tools for planners and integrated marketing solutions to suppliers that enhance the connection of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, http://www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI's innovations include FaceTime™ Appointment Scheduler (http://www.FaceTimeScheduler.com) a sought-after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (http://www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit http://www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.