NSB’s Own Rising Star in the meetings industry – Jaime Heinke

Guest blog by Theresa Beenken, CEO, National Speakers Bureau

  Jaime for presidentCongratulations to NSB’s Jaime Heinke, our National Marketing Manager, for her nomination to the Rising Star Award with Meetings and Incentive Travel! We’re so proud of you Jaime and all that you do for us at NSB as a leader on our team and your contributions to the industry.  The award honors one who, ‘with a total of two to five years experience in the industry, has demonstrated leadership and the desire to become an ambassador for the industry.’ Inductee announcements are Tuesday, August 18th at IncentiveWorks. More on the awards here: http://www.meetingscanada.com/news-articles/mit-announces-2015-hall-of-fame-finalists/   Previous Win:  NSB has been a previous recipient of an M&IT Hall of Fame Award in the inaugural year of the awards.  Our Founder Perry Goldsmith was honoured with the Industry Innovator award for launching the first speakers bureau in Canada.  The award recognizes one who has ‘developed and helped implement an innovative product, client service or an out-of-the-box, next generation marketing or educational initiative, which elevates benchmarks and propels the industry into the future.’ More than forty years later, we’re still going strong, due to our special relationships with our meeting professional partners and our speakers. Thank you for your continued support and recognition! http://halloffame.meetingscanada.com/inductees/perry-goldsmith/ All Nominees: Congratulations to the nominees in all the categories this year and much appreciation to you for all you contribute to our industry.  Good luck! Industry Planner
  • Chuck Schouwerwou, CMP CMM, President, ConferSense Planners Inc.
  • Ellie MacPherson, Senior Vice-President, SM+i/Strategic Meetings + Incentives
  • Sarah Murray, CMP, Account Executive, Dragonfly Meeting Solutions
The Big Idea
  • Bill Guest, CEO & Founder, CCR Solutions
  • Tahira Endean, CMP, Manager-Events, QuickMobile
  • Katie Dolan, Convention Sales Manager, Ottawa Tourism
Industry Mentor
  • Alissa Hurley, Marketing Events Specialist, Kinaxis
  • Lori Christensen, President/Owner, The Farm Inc.
  • Krista Cameron, Director of Sales, Destination St. John’s
Industry Volunteer
  • Lydia Blanchard, Business Development – Sales Manager, NAV Centre
  • Hélène Moberg, Executive Director-Sales, Destination Halifax
  • Liz Akey, CMP, President, EMA Marketing Ltd.
Industry Builder
  • Chuck Schouwerwou, CMP CMM, President, ConferSense Planners Inc.
  • Mariela McIlwraith, CMP CMM MBA, President, Meeting Change
  • Shelley Williams, Director of Sales – Eastern Region, Caesars Entertainment
Industry Rising Star
  • Jaime Heinke, National Marketing Manager, National Speakers Bureau
  • Courtney Stanley, Strategic Partnership Manager, EventMobi
  • Mariella Irivarren, CMP, Manager – Event-Based Marketing, BMO Financial Group