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Chartered: January 24, 1990

The Government Meeting Specialist is a voluntary certificate program for both planners and suppliers who are seeking the knowledge needed to effectively carry out the functions of a meeting professional.  Participants must be a member of  SGMP. This program is designed to enhance the skills of those who are industry veterans as well as those who are just beginning their career. 


Program Overview

Letter of Committment

Final Application

Tracking Form

Renewal Application

GMS Approved Programs 8/2011 to Present

Michigan Chapter GMS Certificate Holders 

Charnitamy Alexander, CTA
Michigan Civil Service Commission

David Buckenberger, CMP, CTA
Greater Lansing CVB

Amy Castner, CGMP
State Bar of Michigan
Jennifer Crichton
Michigan Federation for Children and Families
Kathy Cooney
Michigan Nonprofit Association

Anissa Damon, CMP, CGMP, CTA
Michigan Public Health Institute

Diane Dick, CMP
Michigan Institute for Educational Management

Mary Estrada
Michigan Non-Profit Association

Pamela Frankenberger, CMP, CTA
Home Builders Association of Michigan

Amanda Hunt, CGMP
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

Patti Ingleson, CTA
Ann Arbor Area CVB

Debbie Kopkau, MBA, CAE, CMP
Michigan Institute of Educational Management

Shelley Long
Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools
Tammy Lott
Michigan Dept of Technology, Management & Budget

Amber Mathews, CMP
Michigan Public Health Institute

Anisa Mazuca
Michigan Works!

Terese McInnis
Traverse City Tourism

Karalee McKinstry
DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront 

Kimberly Moore, CMP, CTA

Events and Moore 

Andie Newcomer, CMP, CTA
Experience Grand Rapids


Laurie Nickson, CMP
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children/Michigan Department of Education

Michelle Norton
Shanty Creek Resort
Annette Pepper, CMP
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
Duke Rosendahl, CMP, CGMP
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Chris Rowley
Mt. Pleasant Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kathy Rubin

Jodie Shaver
Michigan Association for Local Public Health

Heidi Schmitt, CTA
Experience Grand Rapids

Barbara Smith
University of Michigan - School of Information

Sheila Smith, CGMP
Genesee Intermediate School District

Beverly Sobolewski
MDHHS-ORR/Recipient Rights Officers Association of Michigan

Tracy Sproul
State Bar of Michigan

Nicholas Stratton
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards

Leslie Thompson, CMP
DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront

Matt Tomlinson, CGMP
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Amanda Toy, CMP, CGMP, CTA
Greater Lansing CVB

Chris Ward, CMP
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards

Sonja Wood, CMP, CTA
Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Steve Yoder
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Mary Zucchero, CDME, CGMP
Ann Arbor Area CVB