Amanda Pfeil Recognized by Meetings Industry as Rising Star 

Visit Rochester is pleased to announce that Amanda Pfeil has been named a 2017 Smart Women in Meetings Awards winner. Designed to honor and celebrate all women in the meetings industry, The Smart Women in Meetings Awards recognizes the industry’s top female meeting professionals in five prestigious categories including Industry Leaders, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Doers, and Rising Stars.

Now in its second year, the awards platform has come to serve as a celebrated benchmark for meeting planners nationwide. Nominated by their peers and colleagues, and ranked against hundreds of their remarkable, qualified meeting peers, these award winners earn top honors for their hard work and dedication to the meetings industry.

Amanda CamiloPfeil has earned recognition in the Rising Stars category for her commendable contribution to the meetings industry.

In her role as convention services manager, Pfeil is responsible for identifying needs and facilitating services for groups and organizations holding meetings, conventions and other events in Rochester. She also works closely with meeting planners to implement all service needs, including promotional needs, planning, and on site assistance

“I am so honored to provide such a fabulous platform of recognition to our meeting planning community,” said Smart Meetings founder and CEO, Marin Bright. “For such a female-driven industry, it is important to me to ensure that our women are gaining the recognition they truly deserve. Women in the workforce have their own set of challenges to overcome, and meeting planners have an especially difficult and stressful job—I’m so happy to salute these talented, hardworking women and continue to grow our community of strong female leaders.”

“Amanda is a pivotal part of our team. Her passion, positive attitude and enthusiasm for her work contribute to Visit Rochester’s success on a daily basis,” said Deidre Wetelainen, vice president of sales and convention services, Visit Rochester. “Amanda is incredibly deserving of this recognition by the national meetings industry and we are all proud of her.”

Smart Women in Meetings Awards winners are featured in the March 2017 edition of Smart Meetings print and digital magazines and will be honored with a prestigious plaque at the second annual Smart Woman Summit on April 28, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver in Colorado.

2017 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Winners

Visit Rochester is the official tourism promotion agency for Greater Rochester and Monroe County. Visit Rochester is a membership organization with over 400 members representing, lodging, retail, restaurants, services, and community organizations. Working together with our members and partners, we strive to provide the best experience to all visitors to our community, including both business and leisure travelers.