Awards & Recognitions
Renee Radabaugh, CMP is honored as a 2020 Planner of the Year by Smart Meetings. This year presented the industry with massive challenges; however, when the going gets tough, meeting professionals get flexible. This award celebrates Renee’s ability to motivate, educate and inspire communities, while finding new ways to make a difference in a world.
Xiomara “Cee” Rivas, Assistant Director of Association Management, is honored with the 2018-2019 MPI Greater Orlando Chapter President’s Award. This award is presented by the Chapter President to the member who contributed significantly to the success of the chapter and to the meetings industry during the administrative year.
Francesca Radabaugh, Director of Association Management & VP of Operations, receives the President’s Award from the MPI South Florida Chapter. This award is presented by the Chapter President to the member who contributed significantly to the success of the chapter and to the meetings industry during the administrative year.
Renee Radabaugh is appointed to the Association for Women in Events (AWE) Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term, an organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry. As a Board member, Renee provides valuable expertise and feedback, in addition to upholding the association’s mission and strategic goals.
Renee Radabaugh named ‘Meeting Planner of the Year’ by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) South Florida Chapter. This prestigious award recognizes the talent of Paragon Events under Renee’s esteemed leadership.
Francesca Radabaugh, Director of Association Management & Operations, is featured in Connect Association’s “The Next List: 40 Under 40”. “The individuals…represent what’s new and next in the association and specialty meetings industry,” says Chris Collinson, President of Connect Meetings.
Paragon Events is recognized as a StarChapter Preferred Provider in June 2015. Both companies share a mission to help leaders of associations grow attendance, membership and revenue, and help board volunteers achieve lasting productivity.
Named “Influencer in the Meeting Planning Industry” by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and One+ magazine in 2013. One+ magazine is now known as “The Meeting Professional” magazine.
Recognized by Convention South Magazine as a 2013 “Meeting Planner to Watch,” the organization is the leading Meetings Industry magazine since 1983 and provides invaluable resources.
Renee Radabaugh selected as a speaker at the 2013 Meeting Professionals International World Education Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Appointed to the Industry Advisory Council of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), Renee acted as an advisor to ALHI’s membership of over 130 premier four and five-star luxury hotels, both nationally and worldwide.
In 2006, Paragon Events is approved and recognized as a WBENC, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. The organization provides best-in-class programming, events, and networking opportunities exclusive to members with the world-class certification.