Donna L. Wikstrand
CMP, Vice President
Donna joined Conference Hotels Unlimited as Vice President in 1990. During her tenure here, she has been instrumental in expanding the company from a New England-focused organization to one that serves the events and meeting industry throughout the world. She also developed the curriculum for and taught a class in contract negotiation and management for meeting professionals at Northeastern University in their Certificate in Meeting Management program.
Donna is an active member and past officer of Meeting Professionals International New England Chapter and has been a two time recipient of the organization’s Meeting Professional of the Year. She is also a past recipient of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association, New England Chapter, and a past director of the New England Society of Association Executives. She has conducted a number of seminars and presentations in the hospitality and meeting planning industry on such topics as negotiation, site selection, planner and supplier relationships.
Donna has been a featured speaker at the New England Meetings Industry Conference & Exposition (NEMICE), the New England Society of Association Executives Conferences, Financial & Insurance Planners National Conference, and the New England Chapter of the Professional Conference Management Association meeting.
Prior to joining Conference Hotels in 1990, Donna was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod and was previously Director of Sales & Marketing for the Copley Plaza Hotel Boston where she spent six years. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, she lives in Hull, Massachusetts with her husband Scott and enjoys many outdoor activities and sports in all seasons, as well as music, reading and fun with friends and family.