Board of Directors

Click here for a list of board positions and a brief description of each.

Event Coordinator
Michigan State University 
President- Elect

Alanna Klomp, CMP
Corporate Event Sales Manager
West Michigan Whitecaps / Fifth Third Ballpark 
Immediate Past President

Trisha J. Olach, CMP
Assistant Director of Sales
Boyne Resorts 
Vice President of Communications

Jennifer Berkemeier
Sales Manager
COBO Center, Detroit 
Vice President of Education

Maryellen Jansen, CMP
Event Project Manager
Riehl Solutions, Inc. 
Vice President of Finance

Debbie Hughes, CMP
Event Coordinator/Accountant
Michigan District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 
Vice President of Membership

David A. Hellenberg
National Sales Manager
Treetops Resort 
Vice President of Leadership Development

Julia Marie Oatman, CMP
Director of Sales and Catering
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 
Director of Communications

Kristina Kauffman, CTA
Events & CTA Program Manager
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Director of Education
Terra Damchuk
Sales Manager
Blue Water Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Director of Finance

Sonja J. Wood, CMP CTA, GMS
Manager of GoGreat Meetings
Michigan Great Lakes Bay Region Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Director of Membership

Karalee McKinstry
Sales Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront 
Director of Regional Conference

Sheryl A. Korn, CMP
Meeting Planner
Amway Corporation 
Independent Meeting/Event Planner
EVENTI, LLC