Courtney Lohmann, CMP, has 20+ years in the industry with a varied background and has grown from an event coordinator to a passionate corporate sustainability and social responsibility expert. Leading with a personal passion that has influenced her professional life, she has put her hope for a more sustainable future into action, becoming a Certified Sustainable Events Professional and served on the Events Industry Council’s Center for Sustainability and Social Impact Committee for six years, two years of which she was the committee chair (2015-2021).
As Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at PRA, Inc., Courtney is leading the company’s CSR and sustainability programs. This includes internal business operations assisting clients with implementation at their events. She leads the company’s Equity, Diversity + Inclusion Council as well as the Health + Safety task force. Courtney is also a champion of women and children’s rights, notably leading the company’s membership in ECPAT USA (the first DMC to do so), signing of The Code, and training the staff in how to identify the signs of and stop human trafficking.
Courtney has been a speaker at many top conferences including IMEX America, IMEX Frankfurt, MPI WEC, IBTM Americas and CMP Conclave. She has co-hosted a MeetingsNet webinar on Food Rescue tips as well as one on designing CSR programs. For Courtney’s work in moving our industry toward more sustainable practices, she was named to BizBash’s Top 1000 People in Events in 2019, Meetings Today 2019 Trend Setters list, BizBash’s Top 500 People in Events in 2018 and was a MeetingsNet 2018 ChangeMaker.