For Immediate Release
Contact: Marie Johnson, CMP
Marketing and Public Relations
Caledonia, Wisconsin (September 2, 2015) – Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (M&IW), a global meeting and event management company, today announced it has appointed Lisa Palmeri as the new Vice President of Strategic Account Solutions. Lisa is a visionary leader that has devoted the majority of her career to tackling complex organizational challenges and implementing emerging technology solutions to help clients improve efficiencies, increase quality, and reduce costs related to their travel and meetings spend.
- Lisa Palmeri joins Meetings & Incentives Worldwide with the task of further developing and growing the global strategic sourcing, strategic account management, and strategic meetings management analytics teams. She will also be responsible for expanding new business opportunities both domestically and globally.
- Lisa joins the M&IW team bringing more than 30 years of experience in consulting, directing and building global teams. She was the Sr. Director of Enterprise Professional Services of a leading event management technology company, she helped Cvent transform from a point solution to a global enterprise platform and launched their professional services organization. She consulted with clients on SMM best practices, global roll-outs and adoption strategies.
- Prior to Cvent, Lisa managed corporate travel and meeting initiatives for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. While implementing new systems at Abbott Laboratories, she was bit by the technology bug and accepted a unique opportunity to join a startup in Silicon Valley and transition into professional services.
“We are extremely pleased to have Lisa on board with her vast experience in the meetings and travel space,” said Tina Madden, CFO and Partner. “M&IW is in a growth phase and Lisa will be instrumental in driving strategic relationships with our clients and increasing our global footprint in the industry. Progressive mid-sized companies that have thought leaders, stay nimble and lead in technology, should not be underestimated in the global SMM space. Lisa’s expertise will be important as we continue to disrupt the market and take our business to the next level.”
“It’s all about making a difference,” said Lisa. “M&IW has a stellar reputation in the industry among clients and suppliers. They are a passionate, innovative, and forward-thinking company that embraces technology to drive value. It is a natural fit and I am very excited to be a part of the M&IW team.”