Key Associates

Bridget Walmsley, CPA, President

Bridget manages the budgetary and accounting process for the multiple business partnerships within the Conference Management Group; this includes rate setting and contract negotiations; Strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of the financial programs and policies; Applying procedures, requirements, regulations and policies as appropriate; Formulating strategic plans that assess feasibility and include realistic short and long-term goals.

Sherie Howell, CMP, CMM, CGMP, Conference Division Director

Sherie has over twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry obtaining its highest designations, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Meeting Manager (CMM), and Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP). Her vast experience encompasses the entire life cycle of event management from locating facilities/venues, marketing strategies, meeting logistics management to expertise in contract/vendor negotiations.

Leslie LeClaire, CMP, Senior Conference Planner

Leslie has proven proficiency and expertise in Audio Visual Production and Management, Exhibit Hall Management, Housing, Time Management, and Meeting Logistics Management. She has successfully completed numerous events on which she has served as the lead coordinator. Her commitment to excellence and attention to detail has produced top quality events and meetings. She is a Certified Meeting Professional, (CMP).

Amy Bornhorst, CMP, Conference Planner

Amy has proven experience in Exhibit Hall Management, Exhibit Sales, Registration Management, Housing, Association Management and Meeting Logistics Management. Amy has received numerous commendations praising her professionalism and customer service. She is a Certified Meeting Professional, (CMP).

Tara Burgat, Conference Registration Coordinator

Tara has proven experience in Registration Coordination, Meeting Logistics Management, Hotel Management Services, and Association Management. Her high standards in customer service and vendor relations, along with her focus on efficiency, have been noted as bringing added value to client events. Tara is also an asset in communications and graphics with a degree in Design.

Jason Stinson, Conference Webmaster/Conference IT Support

Jason has developed and maintained over thirty registration websites in the past ten years. Jason is responsible for development and maintenance of all the websites for our customers. The events he has supported include those with a variety of training tracks, registration types, ticketed items and housing options. He can customize your registration website and provide custom reports to fit the specific requirements and desired elements of your event. He has proven success in delivering an attractive yet completely functional product that meets the design needs and the event functionality required to successfully register your attendees.