our team

 

Harry R. Schmidt

President / CEO


Dean Jones

Director of Conferences & Events


David Wright

VP of Partner Relations


Judy Valenta

Special Projects Coordinator


Debbie Hochstetler

Director of Finance & Administration


Board of Directors

Melvin Tennant, CAE  (CHAIR)
Meet Minneapolis

Sheri Clemmer, CMP  (VICE CHAIR)
Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Marvin Schmucker, CMP  (TREASURER)
MHS Alliance

Rev. Steve Biffle
Treasurer – The Fellowship Network 

Segi Desta

ConferenceDirect

Rachel Eble, CMP
Arrowhead Conferences & Events

Dr. Keith Kershaw
Director of Convention PlanningChurch of God in Christ

Denise Searcy

Sheraton / Westin Birmingham Hotels

Mollie Stewart
United Methodist Church

Jackie Walker
Church of God

Joel Weinberger

Yeshiva of Los Angeles

 


Executive Supplier Council

Daren Kingi (Chair)
Senior Vice President of Sales • Visit Indy

Sandra Schutrop (Vice Chair)
Director of Hilton Worldwide Sales • Hilton Sales Worldwide

Al Hutchinson
President & CEO • Visit Baltimore

Arjan Keizer
Business Development Manager • Amsterdam RAI

Ted Miller
President • Miller Hotel Group

Jeffrey Perrin, CMP
Director of World Wide Accounts • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

Paul Somogyi
Director, Sales – Mid Market, Global Sales Org. • Marriott International

Melvin Tennant
President & CEO • Meet Minneapolis Convention &
Visitors Association