MPI-CAC Board Biography
Cory Fransway, CMP, CMM, DES
EXPERIENT, A Maritz Global Events Company
Director, Strategic Accounts
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60606
Cory Fransway, CMP has served Experient clients as account manager since joining the company in 2004. Cory’s career in meetings and events began with leadership roles on his college campus, serving as Student Association President. In this capacity, he led a team of executive officers and student staff responsible for providing student services and planning campus activities. In the nearly twenty years since, he has held positions focused on sales and marketing, meeting and event management, sales and account team management, and leadership development. Cory has experience working with both corporate and association clients.
In his current role with Experient, he leads a group of account service teams that deliver a wide range of event management, registration, and housing services. This portfolio of services includes destination consulting, convention facility/hotel sourcing, contract negotiation, advance planning and on-site logistics management, event registration, housing management, lead retrieval solutions, CEU management, as well as many others. He has a depth of experience working in major domestic, as well as international, convention destinations. Cory has a keen mind for analysis focused toward ROI and a dedication to customer service and delivering strategic results for his clients. He enjoys the practical application of technology in his personal and professional life and is a student of how these tools are continually evolving within the association and meeting environments.
Cory’s portfolio of accounts is currently comprised of a diverse group of association clients. He has experience with both membership and trade associations in the Medical, Scientific, Engineering, Legal, Transportation, Technology, Environmental, and Business Service fields. He has consulted with domestic and international associations located and/or meeting in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Cory is recognized for his thought leadership and industry insights. He has been invited to serve on several advisory boards for popular U.S. convention destinations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International - Chicago (the largest global chapter) and will be serving in the position of Vice President of Membership beginning in July 2014. Cory is also a member of International Association of Exhibitions and Events and Professional Convention Management Association.