Main Office - College Station, Texas
Billene Cannon - President
Billene received her Bachelors from Texas Tech and her Masters from San Jose State. After having taught courses in business at the high school and the collegiate level, she found her passion in 1994 and founded Conference Management Services, Inc. CMS strives to provide very personal, unique service for each client. Our success is based on these relationships that grow and our ability to improve our services as we learn and improve with each event.
Christopher Garza - Registration Manager
Christopher began working for CMS in March of 1998 while attending Texas A&M University. He continued to work on campus at the TEES Office of Sponsored Research until joining CMS full time in January 1999. Christopher started in an administrative role. His initiative, work ethic, and people skills steered him into the function of accounts receivable/collections clerk and to travel as part of the on-site registration team. His responsibilities continued to grow which lead to the creation of the registration manager position.
Lance Cotton - Senior Developer
Lance started at CMS in 2002 fresh out of Texas A&M University. He is the architect of nearly all of CMS' software systems, with special emphasis on creating a customized experience tailored to each client's individual needs.
Julie Gandre - Accountant
Julie earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She is the office accountant and manages the books for our clients meetings, conferences, and workshops. Julie has experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, budgeting, and financial reporting. She is QuickBooks certified and a member of the IMA. Before joining CMS she was the bookkeeper for a childcare service and the volunteer fundraising coordinator for Camp Kesem- Texas A&M. Since joining CMS in 2009, Julie’s role has expanded to include travel grant administrator, on-site registration services, and volunteer coordinator.
Steven Sisk - Event Coordinator
Steven received his B.A. in English from Texas A&M University. He is a Meeting Planner, Tutorial Coordinator, Exhibit and Sponsorship Coordinator, and Travel Enthusiast. His positive nature and customer service centered approach translates to a philosophy that all challenges faced are opportunities, not setbacks. Being a former Teacher, his organizational skills and relational focus have translated into continued success for CMS’s future endeavors.
Dwarkanath Prabhu - Operations Engineer
Dwarkanath joined joined CMS in October 2019 after completing his Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. He works on designing optimal systems for reviewer assignment, scheduling sessions and attendee registration for conferences.
CMS External Support
Nancy Sutta Berns - Program Manager - New Jersey
Alex Usackis - Customer Support - Latvia