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Gilbertson inducted into Hall of Fame

WPS director of events and promotions honored by Wisconsin chapter of Meeting Professionals International

Tami Gilbertson

MADISON, Wisconsin - September 6, 2013
Tami Gilbertson, director of events and promotions at WPS, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Wisconsin chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

The ceremony took place Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Wisconsin chapter’s awards gala at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

The Hall of Fame award is given to a member who has had significant impact on the chapter, industry, and community. The recipient is chosen by the board of directors based on involvement in chapter meetings and activities; service on committees and the board; and contributions to the advancement of the meeting industry. Gilbertson is the 17th recipient in the 36-year history of the chapter. 

Gilbertson was chapter president, 2009-2010. She received the President's Award in 2008, was named Meeting Advocate of the Year in 2011, and Planner of the Year in 2010.

Gilbertson started at WPS in December 1990 and created the WPS event planner career path. She was the first meeting-centric manager, now director, with a focused event specialist staff.

Currently at WPS, Gilbertson plans meetings and corporate events, helps with speaking engagements for executives, and serves as an advisor to Ellen Foley, vice president of communications.

Gilbertson earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2005 from the Convention Industry Council.

She also served as editor of Wisconsin Meetings magazine from 2010-2012.

MPI is the meeting and event industry’s largest professional organization. There are more than 23,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.

The Wisconsin chapter, established in 1977, has more than 320 members. The chapter brings professionals together to learn best practices, build relationships, and create business opportunities that enhance the strategic value of meetings.

About WPS
Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health insurance, and short-term health plans, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. In 2013, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth straight year. WPS is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction four times.