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leadership Meet the 2016-2017 Board of directors TAMMY KoCKAYA Day job: Director, Events & Meetings, KPMG LLP Incoming Board position: President What's your favorite part of your day job? I have the opportunity to lead a team of event planners who are passionate, smart, driven, supportive of me and each other, and most importantly, fun! I'm also lucky enough to be a part of a department leadership team of all women who are truly making a difference. What is your favorite quote? "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" and "Doing your very best in this moment prepares you for success in the next opportunity." You are given a million dollars to launch your own business. What is it? I'd open a flower shop and bring happiness, joy, and beauty to people every day. LESLY ConnoLLY Day job: B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group/Director of Sales & Marketing Incoming Board position: President-Elect If you were 80 years old, what advice would you pass along to your grandchildren? Be good to yourself, and never wear high heels on trade show floors. What would the name of your debut album be? "Earplugs Not Included." Who has inspired you in your life and why? My son, because of his innocence, conviction and tenacity. My Mom, a pillar of strength who amazes me every day. My Dad, no finer man on earth with more character or heart. Oh, and my husband, who lives with me so that in and of itself is an accomplishment. 8 AMY o'MALLEY, CMP Day job: SpotMe, Director of Sales Incoming Board position: Immediate Past President If you were 80 years old, what advice would you pass along to your grandchildren? Live each day to the fullest, tell your family that you love them every day, you are the keeper of your happiness, do something that you're afraid of, always lead with your heart, and above all believe in yourself. What would you do if you won the lottery? Become a full-time philanthropist, travel the world and throw the most amazing events If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why? I hope Rachel McAdams would play me, as she's an amazing actress with a great sense of humor. EMILY DEYoung Day job: Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Director of Special Programs Incoming Board position: VP, Communications If you were 80 years old, what advice would you pass along to your grandchildren? "If you don't ask, the answer is always no." It's advice I still struggle to take. What's your favorite part of your day job? I get to see the results of my hard work anytime I'm on-site at a conference. Who has inspired you in your life and why? Samantha Bee. She isn't afraid to cross boundaries, ask the hard questions and stand ENgAgE JuLY/AuGuST 2016 VOL. 37 NO. 6 up for what she believes is important - and she is hilarious while doing it. ERIn ICEnhouR Day job: Visit Charlotte, Sales Manager Incoming Board position: VP, Education go-to Karaoke song: "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves. If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why? Comedian Amy Schumer; I just love her sense of humor, and ability to make people laugh at mundane subjects. Who has inspired you in your life and why? My wife. She is kind, caring and generous, and she reminds me daily of how much good there is in the world. What would you do if you won the lottery? I would pay off all of mine and my family's debts, and probably open a farm where we could foster animals. CoRInnE RouThIER Day job: Associated Luxury Hotels International, Director of Sales Incoming Board position: VP, Finance What is your favorite quote? "Take the good, take the bad, take them both and there you have the facts of life." If you were 80 years old, what advice would you pass along to your grand-nieces & nephews? If you have been gifted the Routhier gene of snarky sarcasm, use it to make people laugh not to make them cry. Describe your dream vacation: I want to experience and explore Wiesbaden, Germany, where I was born and then take the train to Naples, Italy, where my

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PMPI Engage - July/August 2016

President’s Message
Does Your Brand Earn a 5-Star Review?
MPI Potomac’s Evening of the Stars
Meet the 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Meetings Thought Leadership
Practice Mindfulness During Your Busy Day
Volunteer Spotlight
Destination Spotlight: Boston
Welcome, New Members!
Members on the Move
MPI Potomac Dashboard
Index of Advertisers

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