Norfolk, VA (September 15, 2008) –Jennifer MacGregor, Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau’s director of convention and services and Kristi Kennedy, convention service manager, have earned the prestigious designation as certified meeting professionals (CMP).

The CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism. Through the CMP program, individuals who are employed in meeting management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement, and gain industry-wide recognition.

The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and a written examination. Currently, over 13,000 individuals in 35 countries and territories have earned the CMP designation.

Macgregor serves as vice president for the Old Dominion Virginia Chapter of the Association for Convention Operations Management and is a member of Destination Marketing Association International.

Kennedy is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and the Association for Convention Operations Management.