Sarah Jean Joanis, CMP

Senior Conference Manager
Sarah Jean Joanis, CMP, joined Meeting Expectations as a conference manager in 2014 and provides planning services to clients including CA Technologies, Manhattan Associates and several association management clients.




Sarah Jean began her planning career in 2005 in the non-profit sector with Redbone Celebrity Fishing Tournament Series, a partner of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This experience led her to the financial services industry with Raymond James, where she was a lead meeting planner for the Equity Capital Markets division. Most recently she was the senior conference manager at INVEST Financial Corporation, where she managed the firm’s regional sales meetings and training programs in addition to an annual conference and an incentive program for the firm’s top financial advisors.


Sarah Jean was named a “Meeting Planner to Watch” in 2012 by ConventionSouth Magazine, was selected as the MPI Tampa Bay “Meeting Planner of the Year” in 2013 and was elected to the chapter’s board of directors as the vice president of strategic alliances for 2013-2014. She was also recognized as a “Corporate Planner/Producer of the Year” International Finalist at the 2014 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards.


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