Bureau Services

Congratulations! You've made a great choice to meet in Greater Lansing. Want some more good news? Now you get the help of our dedicated services team, working much like a member of your own staff, dedicated to having your best event ever. Our fully-accredited CVB employs four Certified Meeting Planners (CMP) and has a long history of outstanding service to visiting groups of all kinds. 

Meet the Bureau Services Team

The GLCVB Services Team is dedicated to helping your event go smoothly and making you aware of the many attractions and offerings of Michigan's Capital City. In other words, making you happy is our business.

Julie Pingston, CMP, CTA

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
517-377-1412 jpingston@lansing.org

Brandie Putnam, CMP, CTA

Convention Services Manager
517-377-1430 bputnam@lansing.org

Mary Chris Hotchkiss, CMP, CTA

Convention Sales & Services Manager
517-377-1414 mchotchkiss@lansing.org

Jennifer Hagen, CMP, CTA

Events Manager
517-377-1416 jhagen@lansing.org


"I truly appreciate how the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, Amanda Toy and Brandie Putnam, went out of their way to meet with me to see what our needs were and how they could be of service. Exceptional people to work with." 

Kristen Taylor,
National Association of Mental Illness - MI Chapter

"Brandie Putnam is AMAZING!!!!! Great customer service and follow up!"

~ Michigan Human Resources Day

"As always, the GLCVB offers superb service to MEA for our Representative Assembly. Mary Chris Hotchkiss has become invaluable as I work to secure hotel contracts for our events. Brandie Putnam is so thorough and communicative. I can honestly say that working with that team is one of the best parts of my event planning."

Cynthia McCurtis, Michigan Education Association