Today’s #HMPloyee Spotlight is Mary-Ann Urbanovich, Meeting Manager at HMP Global! Recently, Mary-Ann received the 2021 President’s Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPIPHL), an award which is given to an individual who has positively contributed to the hospitality industry. This achievement recognized Mary-Ann’s work in spearheading the Pandemic Compliance Advisor (PCA) course, a newly created industry certificate course for Meeting Professionals that promotes attendee safety at in-person events. Mary-Ann commented that this course was designed to “be something that could carry on, support, and help our industry to operate during, or come back from, a pandemic.”
Mary-Ann has been a member of MPIPHL since 2005. After achieving her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Certificate and participating in the CMP Study Group, Mary-Ann continued her leadership in other Chapter activities, earning her the accolade of 2009 Chapter Leader of the Year. She also was recognized as one of five Member of the Year Finalists for the MPI 2021 RISE Awards, which recognizes industry success and excellence from members across the globe.
“It is truly an honor to be thought well by your peers, and this is something I did not expect,” said Mary-Ann. “While some might now feel that pandemic restrictions are lifted, the Pandemic Compliance Advisor course and the education that people gained will endure. Our industry is better aware of Duty of Care and how to integrate Health and Safety into our programs.”
Outside of work, Mary-Ann enjoys spending time with her two labradoodles and upholds her goal of taking walks each day to stay active.
Congratulations for all of your achievements, Mary-Ann!