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Hali Cooper, CMP Joins Meeting Expectations as Director of Business Development
ATLANTA (June 10, 2011) — Hospitality industry veteran Hali Cooper, CMP, has joined Meeting Expectations as director of business development. She is responsible for the overall direction of sales and client service initiatives for the company, which provides both meeting management and association management solutions worldwide.
Most recently Cooper served as manager of global accounts for HelmsBriscoe, locating and negotiating venues for clients. She has held various hotel management positions with Hilton, Hyatt and InterContinental Hotels Group, and served as director of conference services for the Regional Investment Bankers Association of Charleston, South Carolina.
Meeting Expectations President Brian Meyer commented, "It’s a terrific development for our company to have attracted a professional of Hali Cooper’s caliber to lead our sales operations. She is widely known and respected in the hospitality and association management industries. It’s early into her tenure here, but we foresee great things happening with Hali on our team."
Cooper is active within the meeting planning community, having served as vice president for leadership development for the Chicago chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and recently contributed to the curriculum for MPI’s online CMP study program. She was designated one of the "Top 100 Meeting Planners to Watch" from ConventionSouth magazine in 2000. Additionally she has had various speaking engagements with MPI, PCMA and GSAE.
About Meeting Expectations
Founded in 1992, Meeting Expectations is a full service global meeting and association management firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and is one of Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine’s Top 25 North American Meeting and Incentive Companies. Meeting management services include budget development, pre-show planning, online-registration, on-site and logistics management, education and program management, speaker and exhibit management, tradeshow management, event marketing, site selection, contract negotiation and technology solutions services. Meeting Expectations is an ASAE-accredited association management company, serving association clients by providing strategic planning and board development, headquarters services, website development and database solutions, membership marketing and management, governance management, meeting management, financial management and much more. For more information, please visit www.meetingexpectations.com.