Global Spectrum, a facilities management company, announced its event and exhibitor services manager at the St. Charles Convention Center received her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation by Convention Industry Council.
Jennifer Wirtz received this badge of excellence that is globally recognized in the meeting, convention, exhibition and event industry. The CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism.
“Jennifer attaining her CMP designation speaks to her dedication to the industry and our facility,” said Shura Garnett, general manager and regional vice president, Global Spectrum, St. Charles Convention Center. “We are proud of her accomplishments and are excited to see what future contributions she makes to the facility and industry as a whole.”
Wirtz has joined more than 10,000 meeting professionals in 46 countries around the globe that hold the CMP designation and is one of four with the designation at the St. Charles Convention Center. Through the CMP program, individuals who are employed in event management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement and gain industry-wide recognition. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education, and a rigorous exam.
Wirtz has been a Global Spectrum employee for nearly seven years. A Missouri State University Graduate, Wirtz started with Global Spectrum in 2008 as a part-time guest services clerk. She has earned multiple promotions to her current position as Event and Exhibitor Services Manager which she has held since 2011. As an International Association of Venue Manager (IAVM) member, Wirtz was awarded a full year scholarship to the 2013 IAVM Venue Management School at Oglebay and a $1,000 scholarship for her second year. Wirtz plans to continue to grow professionally in the event management field.