Our MPIRMC Chapter leadership is a group of meeting professionals dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of every member.  Simply expand (+) their title to obtain their contact information & to learn more about each member of our leadership team.  Developing relationships is what it’s all about.

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President Elect – Dana Rains, CMP

Dana Rains, CMP
Keystone Resort & Conference Center and Vail Resorts Meetings & Events
National Sales Manager
303.404.1967
presidentelect.mpirmc@gmail.com

Dana is a native of neighboring Nebraska and a Cornhusker fan at heart – her love for the mountains and all things outdoors brought her to Colorado in 2004. While Dana’s past career in youth ministry involved much hospitality and event planning – her hospitality career began in earnest that fall when she joined the Keystone Resort & Conference Center sales team as their receptionist. Always eager to learn more about the business and up for a challenge, she was quickly promoted to a coordinator position. From there, more hands on meeting and event planning, managing tradeshow logistics and a wide variety of other tasks led Dana to pursue her CMP designation in 2011. In March of 2012, Dana was promoted to be a Sales Manager at Keystone Resort & Conference Center.

Dana’s past involvement with MPI includes coordinating the chapter’s monthly community service project with Project Angel Heart and editing the chapter newsletter.

In her free time, Dana and her basset hound/bulldog mix Norm can often be found in the mountains – enjoying the outdoors, or at the sewing machine creating quilts and other crafty projects.

Immediate Past President – Tiffany Carson, CMP

Tiffany Carson, CMP
Colorado Society of CPAs
CPE Operations Manager
303.741.8621
mpirmc.president@gmail.com

Tiffany Carson has been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. Her career started at ESPN Zone as a part-time receptionist and morphed over many years into a position completely new to her, Director of Sales for the Winter Park Mountain Lodge which she began on Monday 12/08! She attributes her success in this industry to all of the wonderful mentors, friends and colleagues she has had a long her journey.

When not working, Tiffany is normally found cheering on one of her favorite sports teams, skiing, spending time with her husband of seven years and her adorable Italian Greyhoud, ESPY or on a patio having a cocktail with friends and family.

Vice President, Finance – Jennifer Winget CMP CHME

Jennifer Winget CMP CHME
JSAV
Sr. National Account Executive
Director of Sales, Colorado Division
720-739-1701
vpfinance.mpirmc@gmail.com

Vice President, Education – Nancy Maffucci

Nancy Maffucci
Director of Sales
Bowlero Corp
Phone: 303-792-2695 x38
Mobile: 720-238-2574
vpofeducation.mpirmc@gmail.com

Nancy is a native of the East Coast growing up in Queens, NY and Hazlet, N.J. She has been in the event planning industry since College, where she studied at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. She started out in the music business working for Polygram Records as their Mid Atlantic College Representative planning concerts and promotions for the labels artists. Upon graduation from college she moved back to New Jersey where worked for an independent music label in NYC called Iguana Records.

Wanting a complete change in scenery Nancy picked up and moved to Colorado Springs in 2000 and started working as the Promotions Director for the rock radio station 94.3 KILO. There she was involved with planning large concerts that came to town as well as planning and executing station promotions and giveaways.

Upon moving to Denver, Nancy worked as the Director of Group Sales and Marketing for Boondocks Fun Center in Northglenn, CO. Then in 2010 moved to the Downtown Aquarium where she is now the Sales Manager.

Nancy has been an MPI Member since 2011. Since joining she has had the opportunity to chair and volunteer on both the 2012 & 2013 MPIRMC Gala Committee and the 2012 MIC Serving Up Hope Committee.

When not working or volunteering Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband of 11 years Travis, her 8 year old Chloe and her 5 year old Scarlet-Lily. She is an avid “Foodie” who loves music and vacations with her family.

Vice President, Membership – Stephanie Sadri

Stephanie Sadri
Helmsbriscoe
Manager, Global Accounts
720.312.0350
VPMembership.mpirmc@gmail.com

Director of Member Care – Rebecca Sosa

  Rebecca Sosa
Group Sales Manager
Homewood Suites by Hilton & Hampton Inn & Suites
Denver Downtown Convention Center
720.638.0228
DirMemberCare.mpirmc@gmail.com

Rebecca Sosa unknowingly got into the hospitality industry when she crafted her mom’s 40th birthday while in high school growing up in Ecuador. Rebecca returned to her home state of Texas to go to Baylor University to earn a degree in Telecommunications and Spanish. After many summers of coming to Colorado to backpack, camp, rock climb and mountain bike, she packed her green Volvo, named Molly and moved to Boulder. Rebecca has worn many hats in the hospitality business from being the front desk manager at a high end spa in Boulder, to running an offsite catering company and finally ending up, after living in Argentina and Chile for a year, at her first Catering Sales position at the DoubleTree Westminster followed by being on the opening team of The Curtis hotel, and then ended up at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. She has now been at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa as their Business Development Manager for the past year and a half and has jumped into being active with MPI, PCMA and Destination Colorado.

Director of Strategic Alliances – Tina Schwab

Tina Schwab
Realize Colorado, a Global DMC Partner
Director of Sales
Main: 970-471-PLAY (7529) Ext 5005 | Cell: 720-480-3170
DirStrategicAlliances.MPIRMC@gmail.com

Director of Publications – Nicole Nguyen

Nicole Nguyen
GES
Sales Manager
303.248.6807
dirofpublications@gmail.com

After graduating from Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management, Nicole began her career in the event industry as an Event Sales Manager at NRG Park from 2014- 2017. NRG Park is a 350 acre complex comprised of NRG Center, NRG Stadium and NRG Arena in Houston, TX. She was an active member of MPI’s Houston area chapter and was Director of Special Events. In 2017, a great opportunity with GES- Global Experience Specialists brought her to Denver where she helps bring trade shows to life! Her love of the industry and MPI has helped make it an easy transition. If she isn’t out trying new restaurants and indulging in cocktails, you can find her in the mountains, playing volleyball or attending a concert at Red Rocks.

Director of Marketing – Heather VanBenschoten CMP

Heather VanBenschoten CMP
Imprint Events
Sr. Creative Solutions Manager
303.895.8738
directorofmktg.mpirmc@gmail.com

Director of Education – Pam Marks

Pam Marks
J&S Audio Visual, Inc
Account Executive
303.792.5588
direducationmpirmc@gmail.com

Pam hails from New York but has made Denver her home since 1981. She joined the JSAV Denver team in February 2012, sharing her knowledge of event management and technical production plus 20 years as a National Account Manager in the Advertising/Marketing & Entertainment sector.

As Account Executive for JSAV’s Denver branch, Pam combines her technical savvy and knowledge of event production with an eye for details and Pam’s relationship-driven approach with her clients mirrors the culture and customer service philosophy that has defined J&S since its inception, delivering successful events to a wide range of clientele. Pam is the primary account executive on several large corporate and association events, such as Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Colorado Technology Association, Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado Health Care Association and many others.

Pam’s hobbies include her love of cooking, interior design and a fascination for increasing her knowledge of the latest & greatest technology for full-scale corporate event production.

Executive Director (Ex-Officio)

headshot_board_Ftempleton Freddie Templeton, CFE (ED)
Rocky Mountain Event Consultants, LLC
(720) 733-8000
mpirmc@rmecllc.com
headshot_board_Ktempleton Keith Templeton (CA)
Rocky Mountain Event Consultants, LLC
(720) 733-8000
keith@rmecllc.com

Rocky Mountain Event Consultants is a full-service event planning company specializing in developing and managing associations, corporate events, award galas, festivals and more. We help clients create an event vision or theme, handle location procurement, catering, decorating, program speaker management, entertainment, audio visual, design, promotion, marketing, public and media relations and more!
As Executive Director for the Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter (MPIRMC), a client for whom Rocky Mountain Event Consultants provides full-service association management services, Freddie Templeton is responsible for working with the MPIRMC board of directors to facilitate strategic planning for the association. She also provides support services including communications, database management, membership operations, financial management and meeting/event planning and execution. Freddie joined the MPIRMC team in 2005.

The Templeton Team serves as Association Managers for the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado.

Freddie brings a background in meeting planning, event management, business development and leadership training while Keith, Managing Partner brings promotion, design, and printing to their clients.

Chapter Operations Manager – Belinda Cottrell, CPCE, CHS

Belinda Cottrell, CPCE, CHS
Chapter Operations Manager
Meeting Professionals International
bcottrell@mpiweb.org I www.mpiweb.org