CIC Announces Green Meeting Industry Council Leaders

August 17, 2016

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) announced the leaders who will guide the Green Meeting Industry Council’s (GMIC) vision and strategy for the remainder of this year and throughout 2017. This group will support the GMIC mission of transforming the global meetings industry through sustainability. The following individuals, each with an outstanding record of contributions to the sustainability movement, will be in place to host the upcoming Sustainable Meetings Conference in Baltimore, September 15–16, 2016.

2016– 2017 GMIC Leadership Committee

  • 2016 Chair: Roger Simons, CMP, Regional Sustainability Director, MCI Group
  • Incoming Chair: Jeff Chase, VP Sustainability, Freeman
  • Chair Elect: Lindsay Arell, Strategist and Principal, Arell Logic
  • Richard Aaron, President, BizBash
  • Betsy Bair, VP, Strategic Narratives, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
  • David Fiss, Executive Producer, Live Events, Sustainable Brands
  • Kevin Jezewski, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage, Savor, McCormick Place
  • Courtney Lohmann, CMP, Director of Culture, Koncept Events
  • Lou Marrocco, CMP, Director, The Conference Center at CHF
  • Steven Pollock, CMP, Manager, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe
  • Claudia van’t Hullenaar, Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner & Live Communications Professional

Now an initiative of the CIC, the Council seeks to inspire, educate and support leaders of all levels and disciplines who will manifest the transformation of the global meetings industry towards sustainability. It will champion the implementation of sustainability practices and provide advocacy, education, resources, industry research and recognition of leadership in sustainability. GMIC will be the go-to source for neutral and credible resources, information, and community to advance sustainable practices for the broader event industry.

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