Press Release

Hosts Global Leaders Recognized with Smart Women in Meetings Awards

Hosts Global is proud to announce that three leading members of the organization have been named 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Award winners and congratulates Jennifer Patino, Erica Gibbons and Aubrie Jones on their industry recognition. These awards celebrate top-performing women in the meetings industry across six prestigious categories including Visionaries, Industry Leaders, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Trail Blazers and Rising Stars. Hosts celebrates our team members for their recognition in the following categories:

  • Jennifer Patino, DMCP, Chief Executive Officer, Hosts Global received recognition in the Industry Leader category
  • Erica Gibbons, DMCP, Regional President, Hosts Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago received recognition in the Industry Leader category
  • Aubrie Jones, DMCP, Vice President of Sales, Hosts Las Vegas received recognition in the Innovator category

Being recognized in the third annual Smart Women in Meetings Awards serve as a notable metric of achievement for our Hosts leaders and all fellow 2018 award winners. “It’s a privilege to even be nominated,” said Erica Gibbons, DMCP. “Receiving this type of national industry recognition alongside female colleagues who work tirelessly to drive and elevate meetings and events is an unbelievable honor.”

“We’re a female-driven industry,” said Smart Meetings founder and CEO, Marin Bright. “It’s more important than ever to honor and support our female meeting ambassadors and pay tribute to their diligence, talent and extraordinary work ethic.”


Katie Davis
Director of Marketing