Women of Achievement to present Human Welfare Award to Kimberly Ritter

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kimberly Ritter of St. Charles, senior account manager at Nix Conference & Meeting Management, will receive the 2012 Women of Achievement Human Welfare Award on Thursday, May 17, at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton.The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award recognizes and honors the achievements of women who, through their volunteer efforts, have demonstrated dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis community.

Ritter is being honored for her volunteer work to help end child sex trafficking at hotels. Through her position at Nix Conference & Meeting Management, she educates and encourages hotels to sign the ECPAT Code of Conduct and train their staff to identify signs of child sex trafficking and report it to their supervisors. In 2011, Ritter and the Sisters of St. Joseph convinced the Millennium Hotel in Downtown St. Louis to sign the code.

Ritter and her employer also helped draft a Meeting Planners Code of Conduct. Nix is the first meeting management firm in the nation to sign the ECPAT Code of Conduct for Meeting Planners.

Nix Conference & Meeting Management, based in St. Louis, has managed meetings, conferences and trade shows for associations, religious organizations, businesses and nonprofits since 1985. Nix has managed events on four continents and in 17 countries. For more information, call (314) 645-1455 or visit dhd.064.myftpupload.com.

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