2016-2017 Award Winners

Dian J. Lindsay Presidential Award Winner:
Kelly Hoelscher, CMP, Interstate Hotels
Given at the discretion of the current president to an outstanding individual in the chapter who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the organization.

Torchlight Award Winner:
Kelly Hoelscher, CMP, Interstate Hotels
Bestowed to a chapter member who has been a part of the organization more than 3 years and has shown a very high level of engagement, volunteering, and commitment to moving the chapter goals forward.

Rising Star Award Winner:
Greg Heinz, Hotel Modera
Presented to a chapter member or members who have been a part of the organization less than 3 years and shown a very high level of engagement, volunteering, and commitment fulfilling chapter goals.

Mentor of the Year Award Winner:
Melody King, CMP, Oregon Health Care Association
Awarded to a chapter member who has displayed the unique ability to lead, guide, and teach others with enthusiasm, and is frequently a person that fellow chapter members can turn to for advice and support.

Planner of the Year Award Winner:
Trina Sharp, CMP, CMM, CED, Point B
Given to a meeting planner in recognition for their outstanding association contributions, leadership and professionalism, and is a peer-recognized award.

Supplier of the Year Award Winner:
Jessica Johnson, The Party Team
Awarded to a meetings industry supplier (hotel, transportation, audio/visual, etc.) in recognition for their outstanding association contributions, leadership and professionalism, and is a peer-recognized award.

Silver Platter Award Winner:
Oregon Convention Center
Presented to the meeting facility where a monthly program was held that scored the highest on post-event evaluations, based on the following criteria: catering service, presentation, menu selection, food quality, décor creativity, program enhancement, and entertainment.

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