CNA meeting planners Carolyn Paradowski and Emily Piotrowski were recognized in July 2016 by the Chicago Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for their chapter and CNA work.
Carolyn was honored as Chapter Leader of the Year for her chapter leadership contributions. Initially a committee member with the chapter, Carolyn was named Co-Chair of Membership Retention in 2012-13. She moved to vice president of Membership in September 2013. Carolyn also served as Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Special Events during the 2014-15 year and as Vice President of Leadership Development on the Board. Carolyn contributes to MPI articles, speaks on leadership skills and works with community organizations.
Emily was named Young Professional Achievement of the Year. This award recognizes an individual 30-years-old or younger with five or less years of professional experience, who has made outstanding contributions to the meetings and hospitality industry.