Contact Us

For questions about the CMP program, please contact us using the choices below. Also note that email is our primary means of communication so please add our email addresses to your personal email contact list.

CMP Application and Recertification

  • General Inquiries (e.g., deadlines, documentation)
  • Specific Application Inquiries (e.g., confirm receipt)
  • Financial (e.g., payment receipts, refunds)
  • Appeals

Web/CMP Account Support

  • Contact Information Updates
  • Log in Assistance
  • Navigating the web site(s)
  • Publication orders

CMP Continuing Education Providers

  • CE Review Form Submissions
  • CMP International Standards Inquiries


  • Conclave
  • Town Hall Meeting
  • Hall of Leaders
  • General event inquiries

General Inbox

  • All other questions

CIC Executive Team
Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, Chief Executive Officer
Gregg Talley, CAE, Chief Strategy Officer
Lawrence Leonard, CAE, CMP, Chief Operating Officer

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program
Gayle Dahlman, Certification Director
Janine Oney-Schmitt,
Certification Manager
Belinda Thompson
, CMP Program Coordinator

Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) Initiative
Kasey Connors, Director of Programs and Services
Lawrence Leonard, CAE, CMP, COO

APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards
Lawrence Leonard, CAE, CMP, COO

Hall of Leaders
Kasey Connors, Director of Programs and Services

Marketing and Sponsorship Inquiries

Kasey Connors, Director of Programs and Services

Media and Public Relations Inquiries

Giselle-Marie Roig, Epic PR Group, (703) 299-3404

Convention Industry Council
700 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 510 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
T (571) 527-3116 
F (571) 527-3105

CIC is professionally managed by

Talley Management Group