Grace L. Jan, CMP, CAE
Senior Vice President, Meetings Management
As Senior Vice President of Meetings Management, Grace L. Jan, CMP, CAE, is a member of the Senior Management Team and oversees three meeting planners who coordinate the various meeting logistics of MSP's client meetings. The team handles over 30 national and international meetings a year, ranging from 10 to 1,500 attendees. Grace is primarily in charge of site selection and contract negotiations and oversees the transition of new client meetings. With over 25 years of meeting planning experience, Grace has worked for two other associations, the Water Environment Federation and the American College of Cardiology, as their Meetings Manager. Grace's experience has provided her with outstanding skills in meeting and trade show management, handling conferences ranging from 200 to 30,000 attendees.
Grace received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2008 and her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1997. She is currently a member of the Associated Luxury Hotels (ALHI) Industry Advisory Council, the Fort Worth Destination Advisory Board, and the Destination Hotels & Resorts (DH&R) Association Advisory Council. Grace has served as a Past Chair of the Association of Meeting Professionals (AMPs) and a past member of the Convention Liaison Council's (CIC) Certified Meeting Professionals Board of Directors, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Industry Partners Alliance, Omni Hotels Advisory Board and various CVB Boards. Grace is also a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). She received her B.A. in Economics with a minor in French at the College of William and Mary.
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