As founder of thrive! meetings & events, and host of the Eating at a Meeting podcast, Tracy Stuckrath works with organizations worldwide — in-person and virtually — to create safe, sustainable, and inclusive F&B events that deliver experiences where everyone feels valued. Every guest matters. Every meal matters. Check out her online course, Every Meal Matters at academy.thrivemeetings.com. Join the Eating at a Meeting community on Facebook.
Judy Caplan is a registered dietitian (RDN) in touch with the constantly changing health trends that have swept this nation over the past three decades. As a former Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), her experience is vast. Over twenty years ago Judy started her nutrition and health consulting firm, Nutrition Ammunition, LLC. In addition to counseling literally thousands of private clients for weight loss and medical nutrition leading to successful dietary transformation, she has helped her many corporate and government clients grow and stay ahead of current trends. You can find more details at www.gobefull.com.
Pierre Stone serves as the Director of Conference Services at the Five-Star Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, where she oversees the events team. Previously she served as The Broadmoor’s Director of National Sales. She has over 26 years of experience in Sales and Catering and a degree from Cornell University in Hotel Administration with a concentration in Sales and Marketing. Before joining The Broadmoor, Pierre served as a National Sales Manager for The Phoenician in Scottsdale.
Pamela Bertelson, CMP is a Meeting Planner at MedStar Health/SiTEL. She has been in the meetings industry for just over 10 years. She is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice including her food choices. She has been vegan for about 15 years. She brings this background with her in trying to make events more inclusive.
Phil Rappoport founded Virlybird to help meeting planners manage their virtual meetings and make the attendee experience soar. He also represents event solutions such as Piccles. Prior to Virlybird, he served as VP and General Manager of the AgendaPop mobile event app. Phil is the VP, Communications for the MPI Potomac Chapter, and is a member of PCMA, ASAE, SGMP, AMPs, and CSAE. He has held management positions at AOL, Surefire Local, Sony, Fox Television, Tribune Broadcasting, and he produced a late-night program for the ABC television network.
Raised as a coal miner’s daughter in western Kentucky, Vinnu stays true to her southern roots by valuing community in both her personal and professional lives. She obtained a Bachelors of Science from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Public Administration.