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
Laurie Nickson, CMP
Michigan AEYC/Michigan Dept of Education

Roseanne Allen
Capital Area Michigan Works!

Michelle Norton
Shanty Creek Resort

David Buckenberger, CMP, CTA
Greater Lansing CVB

Tammy Novak
MI Department of Health and Human Services/OWDT

Amy Castner, CGMP
State Bar of Michigan
Annette Pepper, CMP
Jennifer Crichton
Michigan Federation for Children and Families 
Duke Rosendahl, CMP, CGMP
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Kathy Cooney
Michigan Nonprofit Association
Chris Rowley
Mt. Pleasant Convention and Visitors Bureau
Anissa Damon, CMP, CGMP, CTA
Michigan Public Health Institute
Kathy Rubin 
Jocelyn Davis
State of Michigan Department of Human Services (MCSC)
Jennifer Seigneurie
Crystal Muntain Resort & Spa

Diane Dick, CMP
Michigan Association of School Administrators

Jodie Shaver
Michigan Association for Local Public Health

Mary Estrada
Michigan Non-Profit Association

Heidi Schmitt, CTA
Experience Grand Rapids

Pamela Frankenberger, CMP, CTA
Home Builders Association of Michigan

Sheila Smith, CGMP
Genesee Intermediate School District

Cathy Galbraith
AGC of Michigan

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

Vikki Gotts
AGC of Michigan

Tracy Sproul
State Bar of Michigan

Janice Harvey
Michigan Department of Transportation

Nicholas Stratton
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

Patti Ingleson, CTA
Ann Arbor Area CVB

Leslie Thompson, CMP
DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront

Debbie Kopkau, MBA, CAE, CMP
Michigan School Business Officials

Matt Tomlinson, CGMP
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Hannah Kroll
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Amanda Toy, CMP, CGMP, CTA
Greater Lansing CVB

Shelley Long
Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools

Chris Ward, CMP
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Amber Mathews, CMP
Michigan Public Health Institute

Anne Wilson
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Anisa Mazuca
Michigan Works!

Sonja Wood, CMP, CTA
Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Terese McInnis
Traverse City Tourism

Heather Woods

Karalee McKinstry
DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront 

Mary Zucchero, CDME, CGMP
Ann Arbor Area CVB

Kimberly Moore, CMP, CTA
Events and Moore 


Andie Newcomer, CMP, CTA
Experience Grand Rapids


Katie Newsome
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center


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