Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Heather Weishaar
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Welcome Cindy Galvan to IPRA!
La Grange, IL – Please welcome Cindy Galvan, CMP, to IPRA! Cindy joins IPRA as our Conference & Meetings Manager. She will be responsible for all meeting planning aspects of our Annual Conference and other educational events. 

A proud Southside Chicago resident her whole life, Cindy currently resides near Midway Airport. Cindy has been in the Meetings, Events, and Tradeshow industry for over 20 years, and has held her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation for over a decade. Her purposeful approach to meetings and events allows her to provide a high level of customer service to every member she serves and event she plans. In her spare time, Cindy likes to spend time with her family, read, listen to podcasts, and try new restaurants in and around the city. 

‘We are thrilled to welcome Cindy to the IPRA family. Her skills and attitude are a perfect fit for our team and we can’t wait to see the amazing things she will do for IPRA and our members.’ – Barbara Arango, CAE, IPRA Executive Director


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