SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 10, 2016 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a leader in the meetings and events industry, announces Annette Gregg, CMP, CMM, MBA has been named Planner of the Year by the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) San Diego Chapter at the recent Annual Gala at the Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa in San Diego. Gregg received the award based on her Senior Meeting Planners programming for the chapter; her position as program advisor for the San Diego State meetings and events credential program, and her role is elevating women in the meetings and events industry. The event draws planners and suppliers from all over the region to come together and celebrate the chapter’s accomplishments. In addition, Gregg was named among the industry thought leaders for the ChangeMakers list by MeetingsNet magazine. The 2016 Changemakers list is an amazing collection of individuals who are stepping up and thinking strategically to move the meetings industry forward.
“We are so proud of Annette for earning this coveted Planner of the Year award on behalf of the San Diego Chapter of MPI as well as being named among the 2016 Changemakers by MeetingsNet,” shared Denise Dornfeld, CIS, Chairperson of AlliedPRA, Inc. “The recognition is so well-deserved and a true testament to Annette’s outstanding contributions to the industry. She continues to showcase her amazing dedication and commitment to professionalism in our industry and this recognition is a reflection of her outstanding leadership skills. Annette’s passion, dedication and solid reputation for helping her clients achieve their goals is unmatched and we are so pleased she was honored for her hard work and exceptional service.”
MPI is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 18,500 members belonging to more than 80 chapters and clubs in 22 countries.
Gregg has held several sales, marketing and operations positions in the hospitality and events industries, including management positions with convention and visitors bureaus in both Northern and Southern California, event management firms and a convention center. In addition, she passionately teaches at the university level and regularly presents keynote sessions and seminars globally on a wide-range of topics, from diversity programming to contract negotiations to personal development. Gregg serves Meeting Professionals International as a member of its Board of Directors.