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, CGMP, CTA

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) – Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)

Andie Newcomer, CMP, CTA
Experience Grand Rapids
Roseanne Allen
Capital Area Michigan Works!
Katie Newsome
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
Shaun Ballard
Discover Kalamazoo
Laurie Nickson, CMP
Michigan AEYC/Michigan Dept of Education
David Buckenberger, CMP, CTA
Greater Lansing CVB
Michelle Norton
Otsego Club

Amy Castner, CGMP
State Bar of Michigan

Tammy Novak, CGMP
MI Department of Health and Human Services/OWDT
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
Terra Damchuk
Blue Water Area CVB
Carly Sanford
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
Anissa Damon, CMP, CGMP, CTA
Michigan Public Health Institute
Heidi Schmitt, CTA
Experience Grand Rapids
Jocelyn Davis
State of Michigan Department of Human Services (MCSC)
Jennifer Seigneurie
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Diane Dick, CMP
Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators
Jodie Shaver
Michigan Association for Local Public Health
Pamela Frankenberger, CMP, CTA
Home Builders Association of Michigan

Sheila Smith, CGMP
Genesee ISD

Viki Gotts
AGC of Michigan

Stephanie Smith
Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)

Janice Harvey
Michigan Department of Transportation
Beverly Sobolewski
MDHHS-ORR/Recipient Rights Officers Association of Michigan

Patti Ingleson, CTA
Ann Arbor Area CVB

Tracy Sproul
State Bar of Michigan

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

Pat Strzalkowski
Michigan State Police Troopers Association

Hannah Kroll
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Randi Talmage
AHC + Hospitality

Shelley Long
Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools

Matt Tomlinson, CGMP
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Amber Mathews, CMP
Michigan Public Health Institute

Amanda Toy, CMP, CGMP, CTA
Michigan Restaurant and Loding Association

Cathy Mayhew
AGC of Michigan

Chris Ward, CMP
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Anisa Mazuca
Michigan Works!

Anne Wilson
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

Terese McInnis
Traverse City Tourism

Sonja Wood, CMP, CTA
Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB

Karalee McKinstry

Heather Woods

Kimberly Moore, CMP, CTA
Events and Moore 

Mary Zucchero, CDME, CGMP
Ann Arbor Area CVB

Kathy Morin, CGMP
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau










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