Chapter News

February Installation Banquet and Winners

By: Brad Plumb, CMP, Senior Sales Manager, Visit Overland Park

Heartland Chapter’s 2018 Officer Installation, Awards Dinner and On-line and Live Auction!

On February 8th chapter members and guests donned their finest and gathered at the Westin Crown Center for a memorable awards gala and auction.  The Westin Hotel never looked better as participants mingled at the bars or around silent auction items. It was a perfect time to visit with old friends as well as introduce people to significant others.  

Along with the installation of officers and messages from both incoming and outgoing presidents, Kerry Kerr and Liz Huston respectively, a highlight was introducing this year’s award winners:

Emerging Leader: Dr. Kristin Malek

Distinguished Member of the Year: Megan O’Keefe

Distinguished Supplier of the Year: Michael Farr

Distinguished Meeting Professionals of the Year: Gina Page & Tricia Grube

Sponsor of the Year: David Kinney

A special Dynamic Duo Award to: Sarah Morrissey & Lynn Gross

Outgoing President’s Award: Eric Jacobson

The chapter salutes these award winners and thanks both boards for their service to PCMA Heartland.

Thanks to Megan O’Keefe and her auction team we raised over $25,000 to support our chapter’s many endeavors as well as the Veterans Community Project to help make a difference in the lives of homeless military veterans.

Thanks to all the event sponsors as well as the host committee for bringing us a night to remember!


Danielle WrightFebruary Installation Banquet and Winners