Awards & Recognitions

Paragon Events Awards | Amrita Gopaldas | Connect Corporate 40 Under 40

Events Specialist Amrita Gopaldas was selected as a “40 Under 40” Action Star by Connect Corporate for her outstanding work behind the scenes and ahead of the curve in meetings and events. Nominations are submitted by colleagues and peers and then vetted and selected by Connect’s editors.

Paragon Events Awards | Xiomara "Cee" Rivas | MPI Orlando President's Award

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.

Paragon Events Awards & Recognition | Connect Meetings 2019 15 over 50 | Renee Radabaugh

Paragon Events’ President & CEO, Renee Radabaugh is announced as a Corporate Connect 2019 “15 over 50” Honoree. These individuals are leaders, mentors and stars who moved the events industry forward for decades. We are proud to salute their first-class efforts. 

Paragon Events Awards | Jessica Zell | Connect Corporate 40 under 40

Jessica Zell is welcomed into Connect Corporate’s 2019 “40 Under 40” class for her exemplary efforts as Marketing Manager. Listed as Peak Performers, this tribute represents the industry’s next generation, one in which meetings and events will surely hit new heights.

Paragon Events Awards | Francesca Radabaugh | MPI South Florida President's Award

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.

Awards & Recognition | Meetings Today 2018 Trendsetters | Renee Radabaugh

Renee Radabaugh is recognized as a 2018 Trendsetter by Meetings Today magazine. This elite group is celebrated for propelling the industry with “cutting-edge ideas, ceaseless dedication and seemingly endless advocacy”.

Paragon Events Awards & Recognition | Meetingsnet 2018 Changemakers | Francesca Radabaugh

Francesca Radabaugh, Director of Association Management & Operations, is awarded the 2018 Changemaker title by MeetingsNet. Francesca receives acknowledgement for translating her excitement about sustainability into a new division for Paragon Events, known as ‘EcoVents.’

Paragon Events Awards | Connect Meetings 40 Under 40 | Katherine Stokoe

Katherine Stokoe, Manager of Meetings & Events, is selected as a member of the 2018 Connect Corporate “40 Under 40” list. Hailed as Heirs Apparent, these individuals are recognized as the “next generation of leaders”.

Paragon Events Awards & Recognition | Enterprising Women of the Year | Renee Radabaugh

Renee Radabaugh is named 2017 Enterprising Women Of The Year by Enterprising Women Magazine. This prestigious award recognizes the world’s top women entrepreneurs and honors Renee’s business growth, active mentoring and support of other women and girls, and is a tribute to her leadership.

Paragon Events Awards & Recognition | Women in Events Hall of Fame | Katherine Stokoe

Katherine Stokoe, Manager of Meetings & Events, was inducted into the Association for Women in Events (AWE) inaugural Hall of Fame as an ‘Emerging Leader’ for her exceptional growth and willingness to help others succeed.

Association for Women in Events | Renee Radabaugh | Board of Directors

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.

Paragon Events Awards & Recognition | MPI South Florida Meeting Planner of the Year

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.

Paragon Events Awards & Recognition | Connect Associations 40 Under 40 | Francesca Radabaugh

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 | StarChapter Preferred Provider

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.

Paragon Events Awards & Recognition | ALHI Industry Advisory Council | Renee Radabaugh

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.

Certified Women's Business Enterprise | Paragon Events

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.