• ALHI Awards Five Professionals $1,000 Scholarship

     
    POSTED April 22, 2019
     

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) awarded five meeting and event professionals with a $1,000 scholarship as part of its commitment to Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The scholarship will help its recipients earn their Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.

This year's recipients are Kimberly J. Condon, senior director of operations of PLAC; Lacie Lee Coburn, project manager of Unbridled Solutions; Ashley Halloran, meeting contract specialist of NCM Associates, Inc.; Aline Whitman, global events manager of LinkedIn; and Chiquita Braxton, senior meeting planner of UNOS Meeting Planners.

ALHI's honorees received this scholarship for their exemplary work in the industry. ALHI invited its clients to nominate individuals who demonstrate passion and commitment for meeting and event planning and who would further enhance the industry by upholding the CMP standards and ethics. One recipient was selected from each of ALHI's four North American regions: Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, West and South.

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