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Clara Carter selected as a 2020 Trendsetter by Meetings Today Magazine

AUGUST 04, 2020 – 20 Meetings Trendsetters Who Stepped Up When Their Industry Needed Them Most
by Meetings Today Editors

From a global pandemic that decimated the hospitality industry to a police killing that sparked protests and activism across the nation and the world, 2020 is a year no one who lived through it will forget.

To recognize the magnitude of these two events, we decided to “change the rules” of our annual Meetings Trendsetters to focus on the people who rose up during these challengin times.

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MCCSN’s CEO listed as one of the 2018 25 Most Influential People

Recognizing only 25 people who are standout contributors to the betterment of the meetings industry is a difficult task in any year. But recent goings-on have made the task particularly difficult this year. From extreme weather, to the #MeToo movement, to third-party commission restructuring, it’s been a busy 12 months. That’s why we’re glad to have had help in putting this list together. In addition to the editors of the Northstar Meetings Group brainstorming candidates, we gather input from select industry luminaries, got opinions from last year’s honorees and polled our readers to let anyone from the industry at large be part of the process.

This list is all about identifying key influencers, and we would like to thank everyone who influenced us during the creation of this list. Lastly, we would like to congratulate everyone who made the list this year.

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MCCSN Founder 2017 “Change Maker” MeetingsNet June Issue

This year’s talented group of meeting managers, association executives, and suppliers might each start their career-defining “elevator speech” with, “I have tenaciously pushed for…” They have re-imagined their educational strategies, stood up for diversity, argued for better risk management tools, instituted sustainability programs, advised industry startups, built communities, and much more. Their contributions are far and wide, but they are like-minded in their leadership and their success.

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