Each year at the Annual Conference, ESPA recognizes an executive for his or her commitment and dedication to the profession of event service and to giving key support and leadership to members of their services team. This year’s recipient is Linda Atkins, Vice President of Services with the Austin CVB.
In the words of her nominator, Linda Atkins is the true definition of a positive and professional role model, not just for her staff but for the entire hospitality industry. She has worked tirelessly to build our convention services department from the ground up, and continues to be the backbone of our convention services family today. As busy a woman as she is, Linda never thinks twice about lending a hand, offering expertise, or simply stopping to see how her CSMs’ days are going.