Carol Benavidez, CMP, CMM - Regional Vice President
Carol Benavidez, CMP, CMM, joined HelmsBriscoe in 1999. Due to her education and work experience in the hotel industry, she provides her Clients with assurance they are getting the best service possible. Her education includes graduating in 1990 from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management and a minor in Business. In addition, she achieved the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2000, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) in 2012. Her work experience has included management positions in many hotel departments including restaurants, bar, room service, catering and group sales working for The Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Radisson Plaza Hotel Fort Worth, Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West, and Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas.
Her participation within the D/FW MPI Chapter includes earning the Spirit of MPI, May 2002; Rising Star of the Year, June 2002; serving on the 2002-2003 Board as Director of Finance, 2003-2004 Board as VP of Finance, 2004-2005 Board as Director of Leadership/Development, 2006-2007 Board as VP of Finance, 2007-2008 Board as President Elect, 2008-2009 Board as President, and 2009-2010 Board as Past President. Since 2013, she is the Chair of the CMP Study Program.