Helen Van Dongen, CMP, CMM
Founder & CEO
What award are you most proud of? - Induction into the M&IT Hall of Fame in the Industry Planner Category
When was it won/awarded? - 2010
What do you think made you/your event really stand out? - At the time I was honoured, I had been a planner for 20 years, and working at the Director level for fully half that time. I had held leadership positions in corporate and not-for-profit organizations, as well as worked as an independent planner for a number of years. I believe my nomination reflected my broad professional experience, together with my senior volunteer contributions, such as chairing MPI's Canadian Foundation.
Anything else about the experience you would like to share? I was inducted into the Hall in only its second year of existence, and was astonished to be included in the company of industry leaders whom I still think of as role models, and whose examples I still try to follow.