For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara O’Neil
Marketing and Public Relations
An industry veteran and subject-matter expert, Pat Schaumann joins M&IW as a Principal Consultant.
Caledonia, Wisconsin (October 18, 2022) – Meetings & Incentives Worldwide is thrilled to welcome Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC, to the Sales & Marketing team as Principal Consultant, Life Sciences. Pat is an industry subject-matter expert in life sciences event management and a healthcare compliance expert. Her unique skillset will aid in growing and elevating M&IW’s business in those sectors.
“We are tremendously honored that Pat has joined the M&IW family,” said Dan Tarpey, HMCC, Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “She is known throughout the industry for her impeccable client service, extensive knowledge of the pharma industry, and unerring attention to detail. Additionally, her values and focus align with those of M&IW. This combination of strengths makes her the perfect fit and a welcome team member on our Journey to World Class.”
In her new role, Pat will work with the Sales and Customer Success teams to grow M&IW’s existing pharmaceutical customer base. She will also represent M&IW as a subject-matter expert at industry conferences and aid in further developing M&IW’s resource center.
“I see my new position as an opportunity to contribute and learn at a forward-thinking, fast-moving company,” said Pat. “I am excited to join M&IW because of the company’s and key leaders’ incredible reputations, an admiration of the products and services offered, and the overall culture and values, especially the customer-centric focus.”
Healthcare Compliance Expertise
Pat is the founder and manager of the Meeting Professionals International Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program, which currently has over 4,000 recipients across 19 countries.
She is the author of Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, 5th Edition, a health policy resource book for meeting professionals, physicians, and manufacturers that serves as the resource for the HMCC program and the Convention Industry Council CMP-HC certification program. She is also the executive editor of the newly released MPI CMP Healthcare Training Manual and The Guide to Successful Destination Management and is also a contributing editor for five editions of the CIC Manual.
“M&IW has been a leading partner for HCP compliance in event management for years, and we are excited to have Pat’s industry expertise and knowledge to bolster our compliance offerings to customers,” said Dan. “Her contributions will elevate this offering on many levels and provide the peace of mind that our customers rely on.”
“My goal at M&IW is not only to help maintain compliance and mitigate customers’ fines and penalties,” said Pat, “but also to increase communication, trust, and, most importantly, patient safety.”
Pat has long been recognized for her contributions to the meetings and events industry. Meetings Today named her a 2016 Meetings Trendsetter and has three times named her one of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry. She was recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for the fifth time by Successful Meetings.
Additional accolades include being named the first International Destination Management Professional of the Year by ADME International and one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business by the St. Louis Business Journal. Pat has also been chosen as Meeting Professional of the Year by the MPI – St. Louis Chapter and Event Professional of the Year by the International Live Events Association.