Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 6

Meeting Professionals
of the Year
Pamela Schrock
Pamela " Polished Go-Getter " Carey
Schrock CMP, CMM
Sr. Manager of Meeting Planning & Events, Transamerica
Motivation
I
am privileged to have a profession I absolutely
love. When I have new challenges or when I am
delegated a new event, I tell myself, 'time to dig in'
and make it happen. How can I make this program an
unbelievable experience for the attendee? I call this
the chipper phase, where we start chipping away
at securing the details. Then we can create a great
event in a reasonable time and budget.
Lisa Astorga
Keely Brazil
Keely " Experience-Maker " Brazil
MBA
Senior Event Planner, Benco Dental
Motivation
What motivates me to continue moving forward is
knowing how unique my job is. I'm fortunate enough
to have a career that allows me to do something
different every day, to meet new people and make
lifelong connections, travel to new places and plan
bucket-list trips for others. When I have challenges
that affect the success of a program, I try to see it
as a learning experience. I pivot the situation, work
through it and when it's all said and done, I see how I
can avoid that same challenge in the future.
Lisa " Cool as a Cucumber " Astorga
CMP, DES
Director of Meetings, International Society on Thrombosis
and Haemostasis (ISTH)
Motivation
I know what we do has a real impact on patients. Being
part of the science community that develops new
treatments and brings real care to those afflicted
with bleeding and clotting disorders is significant. I
have worked with other groups as well, in and outside
the medical community, and the passion they feel for
what they do is contagious. Just as we have a passion
and love for what we do in the meetings industry,
knowing that we play just as significant of a role in
what we do for them has meaning. Looking at challenges
as opportunities pushes me to be better.
Chris Cherkis
Chris " Collaborative Circus "
Cherkis CMP, DES
Senior Director of Conferences, American
Retirement Association
Motivation
Creating and considering new opportunities, being
open to new approaches and considerations.
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Lisa " Bones " Christie CMP
Meeting, Event Planner and Site Selection
Specialist, American Meetings Inc.
Motivation
Today is a new day. Rise-up and believe life
is what you make it!
Don't get overwhelmed with the whole
picture, just break each segment down
into methodical steps. Try your best to
keep it simple!
Lisa Christie

Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - September Cover
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Cover2
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 1
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Bright Perspective
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Smart buzz
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Feature: Event Mavericks
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 6
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 13
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Event Recap
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Western Canada
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Tucson
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Nebraska
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Palm Springs
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Wosconsin
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