Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Grad Spotlight: July 2022

Katie Paris, CMP
Event Marketing Manager at Trimble Transportation

What made you decide to pursue your CMP? I had a really great manager at the time who emphasized the importance of joining associations and obtaining designations. I also strive to continue learning in all aspects of my life and thought this would be a great opportunity to continue my expertise in events. Mix those two together and that's when I started to study!

How has being a CMP helped you? With less than 10 years of experience and being young in the industry, my CMP designation has helped give me more credibility and confidence in my work.

What advice do you have for those prepping for their CMP exam? Download the Pocket Prep app! The app was so incredibly helpful and a great resource to learn from. If you don’t want to sit and study for hours, having the option to take a quiz to continue your learning is convenient. Also, never forget that you’re capable, it’s never too late to pick up a book and continue learning. You never know what may come out of it!

What do you love about being an event professional? That feeling when the doors open, the excitement radiating from attendees, staff, and vendors is electric. Creating that welcoming environment and a unique experience is truly something I love.