Shining Stars

There are members in our chapter who stand out by going “above and beyond” the call of duty. These members generously donate their time to help move the Orange County Chapter forward. Each quarter, the Board of Directors has the honor of recognizing one member to be awarded the “Shining Star Award”.

To nominate a Shining Star, send us a Nomination Form (downloadable Word Doc form).

2015-2016 Shining Star Award Recipients

headshots_awardwinners_ferdinandMurielle Ferdinand
AccorHotels

headshots_awardwinners_jamesonDiana Jameson
Gateway Canyons

headshots_awardwinners_nibbletJessica Niblett
AlliedPRAls

headshots_awardwinners_sloanMaureen Sloan
HelmsBriscoe

Previous Award Winners

2014-2015 Shining Star Award Winners

  • Shining Star of the Year — Asal Namini, Worldview Events
  • September 2014 — Lauren Welding, Anaheim Marriott Suites
  • October 2014 — Asal Namini, Worldview Events
  • November 2014 — Ken Schwenker, Conference Direct
  • January 2015 — Joe Palminteri, Independent Planner
  • February 2015 — Cynthia Stearn, Worldview Events
  • March 2015 — DeAna Miller, CMP, Experian
  • April 2015 — Alexis Amato, Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree Hotel
  • May 2015 — Michelle Sais, Prestige Accommodations

2013-2014 Shining Star Award Winners

  • Shining Star of the Year — Avery Lewis
  • August 2013 — Heidi Powers
  • September 2013 — Debb Childs, CMP
  • October 2013 — Avery Lewis

2012-2013 Shining Star Award Winners

  • Honorary Shining Star — Deanne Figueras, CMP
  • March 2013 — Steve Nguyen
  • February 2013 — David Jacob, CMP
  • December 2012 — Robb Thornsberry
  • November 2012 — Chip Szmurlo, CMP
  • October 2012 — David Yusuf
  • September 2012 — Rosemary Guziejka
  • July 2012 — Brian Gilman

2011-2012 Shining Star Award Winners

  • January 2012 — Julia Chase
  • November 2011 — Caprice Garcia
  • October 2011 — Ruth Wheeler
  • September 2011 — Justin Michael Palmer

2010-2011 Shining Star Award Winners

  • March 2011 — Melinda Jarrell
  • January 2011 — Laura Rangel
  • November 2010 — Caprice Garcia
  • November 2010 — Mary Russell
  • October 2010 — Deborah Hahn
  • October 2010 —  Viviana Salvia
  • September 2010 — Neil Schwartz