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Joann Chmura

Joann Chmura has been in the Meeting and Event Industry for close to 3 decades. Prior to the pandemic, Joann was a Meeting and Event Manager at Maritz Global Events where she managed programs ranging in size and scope of 50 to 20,000 people. During her tenure at Maritz, she also served on their Human Trafficking task force and continues to spread awareness about how we all can help.Prior to Maritz, Joann worked in the Health Insurance and Reinsurance sectors with HealthNet, ConnectiCare and General Reinsurance. Joann also is the owner of Strategic Meetings and Events, LLC in Trumbull Connecticut. She earned the highly respected CMM designation which is a certification in Global Meeting Management. Additionally she has held her CIS (Certified Incentive Specialist) and HMCC (Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certification).During the pandemic, Joann has been an advocate for job seekers. Her goal and mission is to provide support for those who have struggled with job loss.A lifelong Connecticut resident, Joann has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. She also practices martial arts and has a passion for landscaping and cooking for friends and family.