ConventionSouth's December 2023 cover with "The Awards Issue" Meeting Professionals to WatchI am honored and thrilled to share that I’ve been named one of ConventionSouth’s twenty “2024 Meeting Professionals to Watch“! Being among this esteemed group of honorees is truly humbling.

I stand alongside other outstanding professionals who β€œdemonstrate their vision and leadership, passion and creativity, and dedication and commitment” every day, contributing to the thriving landscape of our industry.

It is an honor to receive the same award for the second time. When I received this award in 2012, I was just beginning my advocacy efforts for safe and inclusive food and beverage events. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m excited to continue advocating for positive change within food and beverage experiences in the meetings, events, and hospitality industry.

Magazine page from ConventionSouth describing Tracy's response to the Meeting Professionals to Watch honorCheers to my fellow honorees and the positive impact we collectively make in shaping the future of #MeetingsAndEvents!

I celebrate this moment and look forward to continuing to thrive with you and those listed below together to create safe, sustainable, and inclusive food and beverage experiences.

Suzanne E. Baugh – Q&A Events

Patricia Byrd – OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Tracey Bockhop – Meet Meetings

Santiago C. Corrada – Visit Tampa Bay

Alicia Crupi – Paragon Events

Greg DeShields – Tourism Diversity Matters

Patches Edwards – Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association & Mississippi Propane Gas Association

Cheri Jones – Walmart Inc.

Alan Kleinfeld – Arrive Management Group

Marci Krueger – VisitLEX

Gina Lawrence – NAACP

Marissa Lee – HelmsBriscoe

Kim Mitchell – Blount Partnership

ConventionSouth Certificate Tracy Stuckrath Meeting Professionals to Watch 2012 AwardSeverin Nunn – Omni PGA Frisco Resort

Tamara Pigott – Lee County CVB

Rachael Riggs – Maritz

Gerardo (Gary) Sanchez – Equity & Public Affairs

Julia Spangler – Ecosystem Events

Shavannia Williams – Georgia World Congress Center Authority