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Paula J. Rigling

Paula J. Rigling, CMP, is the president of Meeting Planning Professionals, a full-service, HUB certified, meeting planning firm established in 2002 whose clients include state, national, and international associations.


Paula is a Certified Meeting Professional with 27 years experience in planning meetings, ranging in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees, in locations across the United States and Europe.


A 35-year industry veteran, who routinely writes, speaks, and teaches in the meeting and association community, Paula has served as a committee member, committee chair, officer or board member of the Texas Society of Association Executives and the Texas Hill Country Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. Paula is also the recipient of the Texas Society of Association Executives' Professional Excellence award, which recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their association and demonstrate abilities for continued high levels of achievement in the field of association management.


Paula is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelors in Journalism/Public Relations and a Masters in Organizational Communication.