CMP Governance Commission

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program is created and maintained by meeting professionals worldwide. The Events Industry Council relies on seasoned CMPs to govern the program and to ensure that it is a reflection of the meetings industry. The governing body, known as the CMP Governance Commission, is comprised of representatives from all sectors of the meetings industry, including planners, suppliers, third-party consultants, and more.

The Commissions meets face-to-face at least twice a year. In addition, members also sit on task forces designed to address emerging or changes happening in the meetings industry. The Commission reviews and approves updates to the CMP and CMP-HC exams, ensures that the policies of the program are consistent with certification program best practices and that all sectors of the meetings industry are represented fairly.

CMP Governance Commission members serve a 3-year term.  In addition, Commission members may only serve 2 consecutive terms (for a total of 6 years on Commission).

The application to sit on the CMP Governance Commission will be made available as seats become available.

CMP Governance Commission Qualifications

2017 Governance Commission

Matthew J. DiSalvo, CMP
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Capital Convention Contractors
Term: January 2017 - December 2017

Vice Chair
Erin Tench, CMM, CMP
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Pink Zone
Term: January 2017 - December 2017

Immediate Past Chair

Janet Sperstad, CMP
Program Director
Madison Area Technical College
Term: January 2017 - December 2017

Commission Members

Donnell G. Bayot, Ph.D., CHE, CPCE, CFBE
Director of Academic Affairs
The International School of Hospitality
Term: 2015-2017
(Public Member)

Agnes Canonica, CMP, CMM
Global Director, Strategic Meeting Management
Term: 2015-2017

Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP
Chief Operating Officer
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Term: 2015-2017

Aleka Garcia, CMP-HC, CMM
Director, Strategic Meeting Management
Pacific Communications
Term: 2015-2017

Timothy Glanzer, CMP
Executive Director of Convention Services
MGM Resorts - Mirage/Bellagio - Las Vegas, NV
Term: 2016-2018

Verena Jandak-Hollenthoner, CMP
Marketing Manager, US, Canada, Australia, India
Vienna Convention Bureau
Term: 2016-2018

Leslie Jones, CMP, CAE
Manager, Conference Operations
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
Term: 2015-2017

Steven Lorenz, CMP, HMCC
Strategic Account Manager
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
Term: 2015-2016

Robert Webb, CMP
Senior Director of Event Management Svcs.
Term: 2017-2019