About Us

Meetings Today serves North America-based planners of meetings, conventions, tradeshows, conferences and events by delivering the essential destination, logistics, career and strategic information they need to produce successful events throughout the world that engage attendees and benefit host organizations, as well as covering the people who are integral to the innovation and success of the meetings and conventions industry.



Peter Stamats
President and CEO
San Francisco, CA

In addition to serving as Stamats’ president and CEO, Peter leads Stamats’ business to business (B2B) operations serving the commercial real estate and hospitality markets with the Buildings, Interiors & Sources and MeetingsToday brands.

Peter has been involved with Stamats his entire life and lends his expertise and insight to a range of corporate initiatives. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Stanford University and started his career in engineering management at Hewlett Packard from which he carries forward his strong interest in technology advances to this day. In his rare free time, Peter is an avid cyclist, beekeeper and digital photographer.

Jim Krotz
Executive Director, Meetings Today
Cedar Rapids, IA

Jim Krotz is executive director of Meetings Today. He leads the Integrated Media Sales Team and oversees the Meetings Today brand. Jim has been with the company for over a decade, and prior to joining has been helping clients find advertising solutions in radio, television and cable.



Tyler Davidson
Vice President & Chief Content Director
San Francisco, CA

Tyler Davidson has covered the travel trade for nearly 25 years, having previously worked as the Asia, Canada, Pacific Northwest, and Western U.S. editor at Travel Weekly magazine and TravelAge West.

Before joining the dual editorial staff producing destination sections for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West, Tyler was the Africa, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, and Pacific Northwest editor at TravelAge West. He also undertook general news and feature assignments while working at the magazines.

Besides reporting on the travel trade, Tyler has covered the real estate industry, held various editorial positions at the San Francisco-based national satire magazine The Nose, wrote freelance technology industry pieces and covered the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders for a bilingual newspaper in San Francisco. He has a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University, where he worked in various editorial capacities on its award-winning student magazine, Prism.

Danielle LeBreck
Senior Content Director
Minneapolis, MN

Danielle started at Meetings Today in March 2019 after seven years of editorial experience in the travel and food industries. She oversees all of the destination content for Meetings Today and collaborates with the team on digital content strategy and content marketing initiatives.

Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith
Content Developer, Destinations and Features
Chicago, IL

Taylor Smith joined Stamats in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today. Smith has experience covering everything from travel to breaking news and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in news and magazine journalism. Previously, she’s written for St. Louis Magazine and worked as an editorial assistant and apprentice for Aubree Nichols, who has been published in premier publications such as The New York TimesELLE and The Los Angeles Times.

Jennifer Juergens
Contributing Content Developer, Florida and Caribbean
Orlando, FL

Jennifer Juergens has been covering the meetings and incentive industry for more than 25 years, after four years covering news for the Associated Press in NYC.

After the AP, she went to work for Meetings & Conventions magazine and from there jumped to Successful Meetings. For 10 years she was editor in chief of the award-winning Incentive magazine, a magazine that highlighted motivating the workplace through merchandise and travel.

Jennifer most recently was manager of convention communications at Visit Orlando, handling all public relations for the meetings and conventions side of the tourism board and putting together all familiarization trips for meeting journalists.

Jeff Heilman
Senior Contributor
Brooklyn, NY

Jeff has been covering North American and global destinations, trends and other topics for Meetings Today since 2004. He has written all of Meetings Today's Texas (10 in 2017) and Las Vegas (5 in 2017) annual supplements to date, plus two editions each of California and Carolinas. Prior to becoming a full-time independent journalist in 2004, Jeff spent two decades in the legal and business fields.

His wide-ranging accomplishments include ghostwriting two books covering the lives and careers of women general counsel of the Fortune 500, and the leading women lawyers of corporate Canada. Jeff also wrote promotional copy for A&E Television Networks, and was on the editorial team behind Ford Motor Company’s award-winning “Ford Bold Moves” campaign. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Passport Magazine and AAA Car & Travel.



John DeCesare

John DeCesare
Director of Business Development, Meetings Today


 Kirk Lewis
Kirk Lewis
Director of Business Development, Meetings Today


 Amy KaneAmy Kane
Account Manager, Meetings Today





Jessica WattsJessica Watts
Digital Operations Manager
Cedar Rapids, IA

Jessica has been with Meetings Today for about 15 years and is currently the Webinar Events Manger. In this role, she manages, develops, and produces educational webinars. Her favorite part of her role is collaborating with her team and clients to produce quality content for their audiences. She has a Marketing and Management Degree from the University of Iowa.