Jené Iceberg, sales manager for the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is among an elite group of individuals recently announced by the Events Industry Council as members of the newest class of Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs). The prestigious, internationally acknowledged meeting management certification program is recognized as a badge of excellence throughout the events, meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. Iceberg received her certification after passing a rigorous examination and evaluation based on her professional experience and education. CMPs are considered leading experts in their field.

“We are thrilled that Jené continues to be recognized for her hard work and dedication to meeting planning and management,” said Meagan McGuire, vice president of sales and services of the Seattle Southside RTA. “Jené’s expertise benefits both our key stakeholders in Seattle Southside and the groups and events from around the country that we have the pleasure to host and serve throughout the year.”

In 2017, Iceberg was named “Rookie of the Year” by Meeting Professional International (MPI) and received a Shining Star award for her active community involvement. She served as the chair for the Washington chapter’s annual auction, successfully coordinating a team of volunteers to execute the successful event.

In her two-and-a-half-year tenure with Seattle Southside RTA, Iceberg has focused on bringing meeting and event planners to the region, as well as educating industry professionals on the services a destination marketing organization (DMO) can provide. She works closely with many local industry associations, volunteering her time to various committees.

Iceberg is currently working on obtaining her Professional in Destination Management (PDM) certificate from Destinations International. She is also a founding board member of the Seattle chapter of Young Travel Professionals and has rebuilt the group to provide opportunities for industry professionals to develop their careers, network and continue influencing the travel industry.

About the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for Seattle Southside. The organization is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal destination for leisure and business travelers who wish to explore Western Washington and for meeting and event planners to hold their functions. The Seattle Southside RTA is funded by a self-assessed hotel fund and supported by a lodging tax from the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. For more information, please visit or call (877) 885-9452.