COMPANY LEADERSHIP

Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM 

Robyn

 

Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM, is an industry leader and innovator.  She is a frequent speaker at industry events, providing cutting edge education to the meetings and events industry.  She continually contributes articles to several meeting industry trade publications on a wide range of topics from Strategic Meetings Management, Contract Strategy, Budget & Cost Savings Techniques, and more!  

Robyn has earned the prestigious CMP and CMM certifications. She is a Past President of the MPI Orange County Chapter and has served as Chair of an MPI International Task Force.  As President, she was responsible for overseeing a 19 member Board and 400 member Chapter.  Robyn received the 2014 MPI RISE Award for Member of the Year and was also recognized by the CIC in 2013 with a Pacesetters Award.  She continues to advance the meetings industry through industry volunteerism, serving on multiple Advisory Boards and consulting MPI Chapters on strategic initiatives.    

Education:

California State University, Fullerton

Bachelor of Arts, Communications with an emphasis on Hospitality & Tourism 

Certifications:

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)

Certified Facilitator, MPI

Yellow Belt, Lean Six Sigma

Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International

Advisory Boards:

Monterey County Advisory Board

Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Advisory Board

Industry Involvement:

2019 Board of Directors, AIMP

2018 Board of Directors, AIMP

2017 Nominating Committee, MPIOC
2016 Nominating Committee, MPIOC
2015 Chair, Educational Review Task Force, MPI
2015 Nominating Committee, MPIOC
2014 Professional Development Council, MPI
2013​ RISE Awards Panel, MPI
2013​ Advisory Council, MPIOC
2012​ Knowledge Advisory Council, MPI
2012​ Immediate Past-President, MPIOC
2011 President, MPIOC
2010​ President-Elect, MPIOC
2009 VP Membership, MPIOC
2008​ Director, Recruitment, MPIOC
2007​ Director, Publications, MPIOC
2006​ Education Conference Committee, MPIOC
2005​ Monthly Meetings Committee, MPIOC
2004 Student Chair, MPIOC

Awards:

2014 Rise Award - Member of the Year, MPI

2013 Pacesetters Award, EIC

2009 Outstanding Meeting Planner, MPIOC

2009 President’s Choice Award, MPIOC

2007 Shining Star Award, MPIOC

Email: robyn@innov8meetings.net

 Cheryl Payne, CMM 

Cheryl Payne

 

Cheryl M. Payne, CMM, has been in the hospitality industry for nearly two decades.  As a Strategic Partner at INNOV8 Meetings + Events she elevates her customer’s experience by providing unparalleled meeting management support services as well as knowledge on all aspects of Strategic Meetings Management.

She is a professional speaker/facilitator and provides cutting edge education to the meetings and events industry.  She also contributes expert articles to several meeting industry trade publications on a wide range of topics ranging from Strategic Meetings Management, Contract Strategy, Budget & Cost Savings Techniques, and more!  

Cheryl has earned the prestigious CMP and CMM certifications. She is a Past President of the MPI, Orange County Chapter and has served as Chair of the MPI International Apex Advisory Task Force.  As President, she was responsible for overseeing a 19-member Board and 400+ member Chapter.  Cheryl has received many industry awards and accolades such as: Connect 40/40 Highly Successful & Influential Industry Leaders and MPI Exceptional Leadership Award.  She continues to advance the meetings industry through industry volunteerism, serving on multiple Advisory Boards and consulting industry programs on strategic initiatives.    

She is also a professor at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) teaching in the Event Management - Extended Education program.   

Education:

California State University, Fullerton

Bachelor of Arts, Communications with an emphasis on Hospitality & Tourism 

Certifications:

Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)

Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International

Advisory Boards:

San Francisco Travel Customer Advisory Board

Experience Scottsdale – Facilitator and Member of Customer Advisory Board

Industry Involvement:

2015 - Convention Industry Council (CIC) - APEX Advisory Task Force
2013 - CURRENT - Past President (MPIOC)
Chapter Membership Advisory Council, MPI International (Global Leadership)
2012 - 2013: Immediate Past President, MPIOC
Knowledge Advisory Council, MPI International (Global Leadership)
2011 - 2012: President
2010 - 2011: President-Elect
2009 - 2010: Director, Advisory Council
2008 - 2009: VP, Communications (MPIOC)
2007 - 2008: Director of Education (MPIOC)
2006 - 2007: Education Conference Committee
2005 - 2006: Monthly Meeting Committee

Professional Awards & 2019 – Nomination - Industry Leadership, MPI

Achievements:

2015 - Collaborate - 40/40 Highly Successful & Influential Industry

Professional
2013 - Exceptional Industry Leadership Award (MPI)
2012 - Chairman's Award - (MPI International)
2012 - Exceptional Leadership Award (MPI International)
2009 - Outstanding Meeting Planner Award (MPIOC)
2007 - Earned CMP certification
2007 - Shining Star Award
2006 - 30/30 Up & Coming Industry Professionals featured in November Issue of Meeting Professional Magazine

Email: cheryl@innov8meetings.net