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November 2019

Living in Las Vegas you get used to all the bright lights and incredible events. But that doesn’t compare to the bright light of being featured as CEMA’s member of the month!

Terri Meyer, CMP is a veteran in the hospitality industry with decades of experience and leadership in events and meetings. After cutting her teeth in the Las Vegas hotel industry for over 15 years, Terri branched out on her own and founded CMA Planners. Her first client was Hewlett Packard and they are still with her after nearly 24 years. Terri has had the opportunity of working with a myriad of corporate clients like Pure Storage and Oaktree Capital sprinkled with celebrity and professional sports player events. In 2016 CMA took over the association management for the Travelers Education Group. Since then, they have increased attendance from 300 people to over 2,000 and maxed out the exhibit hall…a good problem to have. Terri is widely known as an expert in understanding the complexities of national and international conferences, meetings, events, and trade show management.

Being the middle girl of a large Midwest family of three boys and three girls, Terri affectionately calls herself the “Jan” of The Brady Bunch show. As a teenager, she dreamed of buying a hotel where all of her family could work which lead her to Las Vegas for a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management at UNLV. While Terri didn’t buy the hotel, CMA Planners has become a platform for her to work with her many siblings and extended family and friends. In fact, #1 son, Kyle, has been full time for the past five years. Terri started Kyle out at the early age of five years old, with the ever-important paper shredder duties and now is the lead website developer, data analysis manager, and events research coordinator.

When not working, Terri loves to spend time with her family, friends, cooking and traveling the world with her husband and cohort in fun, Chris. They are always looking for their next adventure in exciting destinations paired with beautiful wines, interesting cultures, and incredible food!