Awards & Recognitions

Renee Radabaugh is recognized as a 2018 Trendsetter by Meetings Today magazine. This elite group is celebrated for propelling the industry with “cutting-edge ideas, ceaseless dedication and seemingly endless advocacy”.

Francesca Radabaugh, Director of Association Management & Operations, is awarded the 2018 Changemaker title by MeetingsNet. Francesca receives acknowledgement for translating her excitement about sustainability into a new division for Paragon Events, known as ‘EcoVents.’

Katherine Stokoe, Manager of Meetings & Events, is selected as a member of the 2018 Connect Corporate “40 Under 40” list. Hailed as “Heirs Apparent,” these individuals are recognized as the “next generation of leaders”.

Kristen Fraga named a 2018 Rising Star by Smart Meetings magazine. Featured in their “100 Women Who Inspire Us” piece, Kristen is celebrated among women in the industry “who work tirelessly, breaking barriers, overcoming obstacles and inventing new ways to set the stage for amazing transformations”.

Renee Radabaugh named 2017 Enterprising Women Of The Year by Enterprising Women Magazine. This prestigious award recognizes the world’s top women entrepreneurs and honors Renee’s business growth, active mentoring and support of other women and girls, and is a tribute to her leadership.

Katherine Stokoe, Manager of Meetings & Events, was inducted into the Association for Women in Events (AWE) inaugural Hall of Fame as an ‘Emerging Leader’ for her exceptional growth and willingness to help others succeed.

Renee Radabaugh is appointed to the Association for Women in Events (AWE) Board of Directors for the 2017-2019 term, working to support the career advancement of women in the event industry.

Renee Radabaugh named ‘Meeting Planner of the Year’ by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) South Florida Chapter. This prestigious award recognizes the talent of Paragon Events under Renee’s esteemed leadership.

Francesca Radabaugh, Director of Association Management & Operations, is featured in Connect Association’s “The Next List: 40 Under 40”. “The individuals…represent what’s new and next in the association and specialty meetings industry,” says Chris Collinson, President of Connect Meetings.

Paragon Events is recognized as a StarChapter Preferred Provider in June 2015. Both companies share a mission to help leaders of associations grow attendance, membership and revenue, and help board volunteers achieve lasting productivity.

Named “Influencer in the Meeting Planning Industry” by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and One+ magazine in 2013. One+ magazine is now known as “The Meeting Professional” magazine.

Recognized by Convention South Magazine as a 2013 “Meeting Planner to Watch,” the organization is the leading Meetings Industry magazine since 1983 and provides invaluable resources.

Renee Radabaugh selected as a speaker at the 2013 Meeting Professionals International World Education Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Appointed to the Industry Advisory Council of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), Renee acted as an advisor to ALHI’s membership of over 130 premier four and five-star luxury hotels, both nationally and worldwide.

In 2006, Paragon Events is approved and recognized as a WBENC, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. The organization provides best-in-class programming, events, and networking opportunities exclusive to members with the world-class certification.