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Changemakers 2023

15 meeting professionals who exemplify the diverse and dynamic nature of the meetings and conventions industry, and demonstrate exceptional leadership in action.

The 2023 Changemakers embody incredible talent, ingenuity, and passion, serving as a true inspiration.  From the many exceptional nominations MeetingsNet received, we selected 15 standout meeting professionals to showcase. Among them you’ll find a meeting pro recently elected as a state senator, an event-tech trailblazer, a diversity innovator, a medical-meetings educator, a neurodiversity thought leader, and many others. Congratulations to all.

Global Events Strategic Solutions Lead,

National Director of Sales,
Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services
Nevada State Senator,
District 12

Event manager,
Oliver Kinross

Enterprise Vice President, Global & Industry Presence,
Maritz Global Events

Global Head, Employee Meetings Management,
Morgan Stanley

Director of Inclusion and Accessibility, Marketing and Consumer Business,

Events Industry Council’s Equity Task Force
Executive Director, 
National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals

Schaumann Consulting Group, LLC

Vice President, Events,

Chief Community and Learning Officer, 
American Physiological Society

Global Vice President–Strategic Meetings & T4M, Meetings & Events, 
American Express Global Business Travel

Director of Digital Strategy,
LEO Events

(formerly) Vice President, Global Event Management,
Wolters Kluwer

Attorney at Law and President,
Grimes Law Offices

MarjaNet Inc.
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