Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter (MPIRMC), the first chapter of Meeting Professionals International, gathered at the Lake House at Cherry Creek to celebrate the year’s accomplishments.

The Awards Committee and MPIRMC Board are pleased to announce the winners from the 2017 Annual Awards Gala at the Lake House at Cherry Creek:

Planner of the Year
Lori Bennett, CCM, CMP
ConferenceDirect

Supplier of the Year
Amanda Kliem
Visit Newport Beach, Inc.

Rising Star
Nikki Bibbero
Kinsley Meetings

Outstanding Committee Chair
Amy Ribich Evans, HMCC
Fogo de Chão Denver
Member Minute

Meeting and Hospitality Award of Excellence (over 50 in attendance)
CEAVCO Audio Visual

Meeting and Hospitality Award of Excellence (under 50 in attendance)
Woolley’s Classic Suites

President’s Award of Excellence
Russ Aagaard
Heather McCarthy-Savoca

Industry Partner of the Year
Visit Vail Valley / Vail Valley Partnership

Industry Legacy Award in Honor of Sandy Gerety
Sidney Stoper – J&S Audio Visual

Member Milestone Award Recipients
The first place finisher – Denise Donnahoo, DISH Network, LLC
The second place finisher – Rebecca Sosa, AMERISTAR Casino Resort Spa
The third place finisher – Amy Ribich Evans, HMCC, Fogo de Chão Denver