OUR TEAM

WORKING HARD FOR SOMETHING
WE LOVE IS CALLED PASSION
Stacey Crivello
Vice President Meeting Services

Stacey is a 21 year industry expert who brings a strong operational and sales background to the Meeting Services side of HPN Global. Stacey’s hands on approach and experience over the years coming from full service destination management, brings a deep understanding of operations, sales and leadership to the organization.

Lisa Estala
Program Director

Lisa comes to HPN with 22 years of experience with Marriott International at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, Regional Sales Office and most recently at Headquarters in Meeting Planning Services.  She has held positions from an assistant to a Director always in the Event Management discipline. In her most recent position, she managed internal stakeholder events and conferences as well as a number of incentive and customer facing events and tradeshows. During her tenure, she also took a month long sabbatical and worked at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City for Jet Set Sports. She has bachelor’s degree from the School of Public Affairs at American University in CLEG (Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government) and a Minor in Spanish. She resides in Austin, Texas.

Brandee Johnson
Director of Housing & Registration

Brandee graduated from Northern Arizona University with her degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. She has been working in the industry for over 25 years, specializing in group housing management and convention services for 18 years. She has worked with all sizes of city-wide conventions, corporate meetings, associations and sporting groups, using her organization and customer service to exceed her client's expectations. She has been with HPN since July 2016, and manages a team with experience in Cvent, Passkey and other related platforms.

Angie Spearman, CMP
Global Account & Program Director

Angie joined HPN in 2005 and now is the Global Account & Program Director. She has been planning, marketing and executing successful events around the globe for over 20 years. Angie started her career overseas working on marketing campaigns, meeting technology, tradeshows, incentive programs and sales conferences. She graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and has Certifications in Graphic Design and Multimedia from UCSD.

Candice Crossfield, CMP
Program Director

Candice has been in the events industry for over 20 years. She is instrumental in planning successful meetings with large committees and boards as well as smaller incentive programs. Candice has a Bachelor's degree in Management from Georgia State University and is knowledgeable in email and social media marketing. Using her experience in hotel sales with the Ritz-Carlton, she is budget focused and a strong negotiator on behalf of her clients, decreasing their expenses overall by 3-5%.

Daphne Herrin, CMP
Program Director

Daphne joined the hospitality industry over 25 years ago, starting on the supplier side with a focus in catering and sales. She gravitated into convention services, focused on enhancing her skillset to become one of the industry’s top meeting planners. Daphne broadened her knowledge within a large corporation where she managed, directed and trained a team of planners who were responsible for executing international sales meetings of all sizes. Daphne now enjoys working    with all of her clients to strategize on creating amazing experiences for their meetings and events.

Tosha Fullerton
Sales & Program Director

Tosha joined HPN in 2018 as a Sales & Program Manager. Her experience in the industry began fifteen years ago planning real estate launch parties and movie premieres in Los Angeles. Before joining our team, she worked for seven years in the DMC world, two and a half years as an account executive for The Destination Manager, a Global DMC Partner, and for AZA Events as a Senior Program Manager for almost four years. Tosha brings extensive knowledge and resources to our team and clients.

Laura Purtzer
Program Director

Laura graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Retailing and Consumer Sciences and has been in the industry for over 10 years. She has experience in meeting management and event planning for corporate meetings, incentive markets and association markets. She has managed and implemented all elements of the pre-planning and on-site logistics involved in event and meeting planning. Laura has traveled all over the globe, both professionally and personally, having worked and managed programs all over North America and Europe.

Lisa Hipwell
Registration & Housing Manager

Lisa graduated with a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and has been in the hotel industry for the past 30 years. Her experience ranges from asset management in hotel real estate ventures, to the planning, coordination and execution of national and international events of all sizes. Her experience extends into online registration, as well as mobile event apps and onsite kiosk check-in. Her expertise in Attendee Management and ability to visualize events from the end-result backwards, ensures accurate information throughout the entirety of an event.