Christine Hilgert, CMP

Senior Vice President
As senior vice president of the meeting planning business unit, Christine Hilgert, CMP, is responsible for client management and strategic direction of the meeting planning staff, which is comprised of meeting planners, registration staff and contract management staff. Her focus is to introduce the latest ideas and opportunities offered by the industry to her staff and clients.

James M. Hobbs

Senior Director of Global Programs
James Hobbs is responsible for overseeing all aspects of global meeting and conference management for key clients.

Kate Gemmell Godfrey, CMP

Director
Kate Gemmell Godfrey, CMP, provides conference management services for corporate clients including Riverbed Technology, Manhattan Associates, Arby’s Restaurant Group and MedAssets.

Kowana Ragland, CMP

Director of Meetings
As director of meetings, Kowana Ragland, CMP, works within the meeting planning business unit to manage client engagements and provide strategic direction. Since joining Meeting Expectations in November 2000, she has done extensive work within both the meeting planning and association management sectors.

Lisa Burton, CMP

Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President of the meeting management business unit, Lisa Burton, CMP, is responsible for the day-to-day operational management and strategic direction of the group, which is comprised of meeting planners, registration staff and site selection/contract management staff. Her focus is on client oversight, continuous improvement and growth of the department, while maintaining proper service levels.

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