Grace L. Jan, CMP, CAE
Vice President, Meetings
As Vice President of Meetings, Grace L. Jan, CMP, CAE, oversees three meeting planners who successfully negotiate and coordinate the various meeting logistics of MSP's clients and handle over 40 national and international meetings a year, ranging from 10 to 1,500 attendees. Grace is primarily in charge of site selection and contract negotiations and oversees the transition of new client meetings. With over 21 years of meeting planning experience, Grace has worked for two other associations, the Water Environment Federation and the American College of Cardiology, as their Meetings Manager. Grace's experience has provided her with outstanding skills in meeting and trade show management, handling conferences ranging from 200-30,000 attendees.
Grace received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2008 and her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1997. She is a Past President of the Association of Meeting Professionals (AMPs) and is currently a member of the Convention Liaison Council's (CIC) Certified Meeting Professionals Board of Directors, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Industry Partners Alliance, Omni Hotels Advisory Board, Associated Luxury Hotels (ALHI) Industry Advisory Council, and the Destination Hotels & Resorts (DH&R) Association Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). She received her B.A. in Economics with a minor in French at the College of William and Mary.
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