WICHITA, Kan. – Convention sales coordinator Jessica Buettgenbach has achieved the distinction of CMP (Certified Meeting Professional). The foremost certification available for meeting and event professionals, the CMP designation recognizes those who have demonstrated their proficiency through a combination of education, experience and passing a rigorous exam. CMPs are considered the leading experts in the global meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

Granted through The Convention Industry Council (CIC), this distinguished credential, recognized throughout the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual's comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession.

“We are dedicated to building a strong team of experts at Visit Wichita,” said Susie Santo, president & CEO. “This achievement illustrates our continued commitment to providing the skills, expertise and knowledge of the industry for the betterment of Wichita. Tourism is the most pure form of economic development and having the best of the best on our team helps drive that effort.”

Maureen Hofrenning, vice president of sales, added, “We are very proud of Jessica and the effort she made to earn this distinction. Meeting planners are looking for more than just meeting space, they also want to work with someone who is an expert and can make solid recommendations. Jessica exemplifies that type of professionalism and we are thrilled she is a part of our team that sells Wichita.”