Leadership Awards

Event Service Professional of the Year Award Nominations

Meeting Planners: Nominate a Deserving Hotel, Convention Center or CVB Event Service Manager Today

Behind the scenes, event service professionals from hotels, convention centers and CVBs help Meeting Planners deliver memorable experiences. They connect planners with the right resources, solve problems with their expertise that covers a multitude of scenarios and educate about the ever-changing norms in each destination.

Have you held a live event in the last year? As a meeting planner, here’s your chance to recognize an event service manager that worked their magic to make you shine!

The Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) is accepting nominations for this year’s Event Service Professional of the Year Award. If you worked with a deserving event service pro—someone who partnered with you, embraced your event, and went above and beyond to make it seamless—please tell us about it!

Nominations for this award will be accepted from meeting planners who worked directly with the nominee on an event in the past year.

2022 Event Service Professional of the Year Winner
Yvonne Williams
Senior Manager
Destination Services Discover the Palm Beaches

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Inspiration in Service Award: Who Inspired You in Event Services This Year?

This Award recognizes Event Service Professionals from CVBs, Convention Centers, Hotels and Conference Centers whose leadership in the past year has been an inspiration to others.

To be nominated for this award, a person could have demonstrated leadership in a number of ways, including:

  • Helping to lead their own organization in response to challenges or adversity (such as with COVID or other hardship)
  • Implementing innovative programs
  • Taking actions that inspire and coalesce the local event services community
  • Leading community service initiatives that had extraordinary impact
  • Or achieving service excellence through leadership and overcoming obstacles resulting in delighted client(s)

These individuals have a positive, can-do attitude that inspired others, or our industry, in a meaningful way. Please nominate an event service professional for this year’s Inspiration in Services Award.

Nominations for this award are accepted from:  Colleagues, management, partners, or event services peers (this is not an award for nominations by client Meeting Planners).  

2022 Inspiration in Services Award Winner
Amanda Fox, CMP
Director of Event Services
Visit Rochester

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