The Board of Directors of Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) is pleased to announce Stacey Knoppel, Director of Convention Management for Events DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Shawn Corwin-Myland Award bestowed by the association. Stacey has been an active member of CSPI since 2007. She served on the Board of Directors from 2012-2016 and was CSPI President in 2014.
Knoppel recently joined Events DC, the official convention and sports authority of the District of Columbia, as director of convention management at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In this role, Knoppel oversees the organization of conventions services through the coordination with show management, service partners and internal teams.
Previously, Knoppel was with the Baltimore Convention Center where she served as the Director of Sales, Service and Marketing. She previously held positions at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center through Centerplate/NBSE and the Baltimore Convention Center through ARAMARK.
In addition to Knoppel’s leadership as past president and board member of CSPI she has also served on the CSPI Education Committee for many years helping the association to continuously deliver leading edge education to the members. Knoppel is an active member of various industry associations. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Capital Chapter, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)