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Phoenix Awards

Each year, MPI Georgia holds an annual awards event called The Phoenix Awards. This event recognizes members who volunteer their time and contribute to the success of our chapter. Nominations for awards open up each spring.


The 2017 Phoenix Awards Honors the Chapter’s Membership

The 2017 Phoenix Awards: Rising from the Ashes Celebrating Southern Legacy was a night of celebration. This annual awards gala recognizes our chapter’s volunteer members and sponsors as well as the overall successes of another great year. Through the amazing support of our sponsors, the Phoenix Awards were held June 15, 2017 at the Atlanta History Center in the heart of Buckhead.

A huge thank you to our Premier Annual SponsorsAtlanta CVB, Visit Raleigh, Topper Worldwide Transportation, PhotoSynthesis Studio; and to our 2017 Phoenix Awards Sponsors: Active Production and Design, A Divine Event, Atlanta Fever Entertainment, Atlanta History Center, BBJ Linen Rental, Be a Star Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment, Courtney Renee Jazz, Daytona Beach CVB, Discover DeKalb CVB,  Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead, Fuse Graphics, Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Greater Birmingham CVB, Greene Worldwide Transportation, Hilton Atlanta, Jekyll Island Georgia, L.E.D Experience Design, Loews Hotels, Louisville CVB, Modern Luxury, Peachtree Tents & Events, Tulip Blooming Creations, We Rent Atlanta, and the World of Coca-Cola!

A HUGE shout out and thank you to the 2017 Phoenix Awards Committee, chaired by Brittany Hinger. MPI Georgia is successful because of our volunteers and these members rose to the occasion! It was an amazing evening of entertainment, engaging conversation and electrifying energy. 

Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners!

Award  

Recipient

 

Committee of the Year

 
2016 Phoenix Awards Committee
 
   
Rising Star of the Year   Lissette Mathus
Dave & Buster's Atlanta
 
   
Chapter Leader of the Year  
Chris Bonnett, CMP
Omnience
 
   
Planner Member of the Year   Chris Bonnett, CMP
Omnience
 
   
Supplier Member of the Year  

Tara Brashear
Freeman

   
   
Innovative Concept Award   2017 Tech Summit: App & The Game of Techs  


Elizabeth Gaston, CMP

 

   
Hall of Fame   Ginny Izydore
Barnsley Resort
 
   

Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP Continuing Quality Award

  Carol D. Hall
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
 
   

The Lorraine Powell Membership Award

  Eileen Roehl, CMP
Murfee Meetings Group
 
   
President's Award   Sybil A. Lee, CMP
World of Coca-Cola
 

      


The 2016 Phoenix Awards Honors the Chapter’s Membership

The 2016 Phoenix Awards: The Speakeasy offered “A Night of Vintage Glamour” and lots of celebration. This annual awards gala recognizes our chapter’s volunteer members and sponsors as well as the overall successes of another great year. Through the amazing support of our sponsors, the Phoenix Awards were held June 30, 2016 at Flourish by Legendary Events in the heart of Buckhead.

A huge thank you to our Premier Annual SponsorsAtlanta CVB, Visit Raleigh, Topper Worldwide Transportation, PWP Studios; and to our 2016 Phoenix Awards Sponsors: Absolute ENT, Active Production and Design, Branding Hawk, Button It Up, Caesars, Collection Event Furnishings, Courtney Renee Jazz, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Event Drapery, Flourish, Greater Birmingham CVB, Greene Worldwide Transportation, Hilton Atlanta, Humor Wins, Jekyll Island Georgia, Juice Studios, Louisville CVB, Martino-White Printing, NYC & Company, Party Tables, Shepard Exposition, St. Louis CVB, the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Westin Hotel and the Yonah Mountain Vineyards!

A HUGE shout out and thank you to the 2016 Phoenix Awards Committee, chaired by Brittany Hinger and Jamie Lea Shiver. MPI Georgia is successful because of our volunteers and these members rose to the occasion! It was an amazing evening of entertainment, engaging conversation and electrifying energy. 

Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners!

Award

Recipient

     

Committee of the Year

 Membership Retention Committee:
Hayley Burch, CMP - Chair
The Ridges Resort & Marina
     
         
Rising Star of the Year  Steven Schumacher
Emory Conference Center Hotel
     
         
Chapter Leader of the Year
Jeff Whitney
Event Transportation Atlanta
     
         
Planner Member of the Year Ashley Izydore
Children's Heathcare of Atlanta
     
         
Supplier Member of the Year Ginny Izydore
Barnsley Resort
     
         
Innovative Concept Award Fall Classic "Plan B":
Christopher Yueh - Chair
AIA Atlanta

Kathi Kelly - Logistics Chair
KSL Resorts

 



Christopher Yueh


Kathi Kelly

         
Hall of Fame  Jeff Whitney
Event Transportation Atlanta
     
         

Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP

Continuing Quality Award

 Lesli Castaneda, CMP
Cox Enterprises
     
         

The Lorraine Powell

Membership Recruitment Award

Jeff Whitney
Event Transportation Atlanta
     
         
 President's Award  Pamela Shepherd
USMostivation
     

 


The 2015 Phoenix Awards was truly A Spirited Soirée

A BIG thank you to our Premier Annual Sponsors: Atlanta CVB, Visit Raleigh and DoubleTree by Hilton; and to our 2015 Phoenix Awards Sponsors: American Spirit Works, Choose Chicago, Legendary Events, Proof of the Pudding, Event Rentals Unlimited, Meet College Park Georgia, The MAGNUM Companies Ltd., QuestDrape, PWP Studio, Party Tables, AFR Event Furnishings and Amp’d Entertainment

A HUGE shout out and thank you to the 2015 Phoenix Awards Committee, chaired by Anna Williams of Juice Studio and Tracy Keller, CMP of ASHRAE. MPI Georgia is successful because of our volunteers and these members rose to the occasion! It was an amazing evening of entertainment, engaging conversation and electrifying energy. Congratulations to all the nominees and to the winners.

Take a look at this year’s award recipients: 

 Award
 Recipient
 
 Committee of the Year The Gathering 2015
Chair: Sybil Lee, CMP
The Coca-Cola Company

 
Rising Star of the Year Kalen Parks, CMP
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 
 Chapter Leader of the Year
Andy Williams, CMP, TMP
Destination South Meetings & Events


 
 Supplier Member of the Year Jeff Whitney 
Event Transportation / Atlanta

 
Planner Member of the Year Cynthia Alford, DMCP
Destination South Meetings & Events


 
Shining Star of the Year Carol Hall
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center


 
 Hall of Fame

Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP
Retired

 

Hayward C. Cox, Jr., CMP
Continuing Quality Award

Dwayne Keller
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

 
Lorraine Powell Membership Recruitment Award Connie Bergeron, CMP
Site Selection Solutions, Inc.

 
 Student Member of the Year Sara Mellars
Canoe

 
 President's Award
Kit McClung, CMP
Callaway Gardens

 
     
more Calendar

2/20/2018
February 2018 Networking Event

Featured Members
Dawn AndrewsCongratulations to the July 2017 Shining Star Recipient: Dawn Andrews

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