Team Bios

Lynne K. Tiras, CMP


Lynne Tiras, CMP is Founder and President of International Meeting Managers (IMM), Lynne’s decades of event planning and management experiences are well known internationally.  A trendsetter in the hospitality industry, she is called upon by industry leaders and major publications to share her wisdom and foresight on a continuous basis.  Lynne was one of the first in the hospitality industry to obtain the title of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).  Lynne was named as one of the 2017 Top Influential Women by Smart Meetings Magazine in the Leadership category.  If you are looking for the most memorable experience for your organization is planning, a quick call to Lynne and the IMM Team will make it happen.

Catie Duhon ​

Vice President of Experiences

Catie Duhon is all about working with the client to find that special idea or vision that will set them apart and spark excitement throughout the team. Houston born-and-raised, Catie’s creativity stems from her lifelong loves of dance and art.  While earning her degree and planning campus events at SHSU, she discovered her passion for organization, planning, leadership and event design.   She has gained invaluable experience in the meetings, events and association management industries. Catie has been with IMM since 2009 and feels blessed to have the opportunity to use her strengths to help others create and execute meaningful, impactful and memorable experiences.

Jessica Whalen, CMP-HC

Vice President of Experiences

With an extensive background in meeting and event strategic planning, marketing and flawless execution, Jessica’s mission is to make our clients’ events truly memorable, impactful and highly engaging. From signage to credentials, Jessica leaves no stone unturned. Jessica is also the Executive Director of Continuing Medical Education Resources, Inc., a division of IMM, Inc., which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer accredited CME activities to physician

Amanda Tenzer ​


With a degree in Hospitality Management, and a Masters in Nonprofit Management behind her as well as a global travel background Amanda has a keen sense of understanding your needs.  Along with her sense of adventure, she loves creating unique and memorable experiences for her clients.  And if you are lucky, you might get to sample some of her awesome baked treats – cake anyone?

Amanda Duran, BS​


Amanda Duran enjoys elevating her clients through thoughtful execution of the logistical and planning process. She received her degree from the University of Houston where she’s been coaching collegiate dance for over 10 years. Never losing sight of her client outcomes she ensures their experiences to be one for the books.

Lauren Wood ​


Lauren discovered her knack for helping clients articulate their message as a coach at the LSU Writing Center. After returning from university and adventures in Europe, Africa, and South America, Lauren returned to the U.S. to find her passion engaging clients and captivating audiences as a professional ballroom dance instructor and performer for 10+ years. When she’s not creating exceptional client experiences, Lauren enjoys an active yoga practice and clearing the clutter from your closet. 

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