Lynn Bjostad, CMP –  President and Owner

lynn-cropLynn Bjostad is a Certified Meeting Professional with more than 28 years of experience in the industry, both on the hotel/resort side (Kiawah Island Resort and Hyatt) and the corporate side (Ernst & Young and Jenkens & Gilchrist).

Her areas of expertise include developing strategic theming, creating unique participant experiences, tightly managing budgets and delivering exceptional customer service.


Joanna Newcomb – Marketing and Communications Director

Joanna NewcombJoanna Newcomb has more than 16 years of experience in the marketing, communications, events, planning and project management arenas.

Prior to joining the Premier team, she was a Director of Affiliate Strategy & Planning for Susan G. Komen, where she was responsible for creating training programs, support resources and communication tools to assist Komen’s domestic Affiliates in their efforts to fight breast cancer. In other past roles, Joanna has led advertising and branding campaigns, managed sales efforts, and developed educational and promotional materials for government agencies.

Additional Team Members

Though the management structure is lean by design, Premier maintains a roster of independent contractors that are used as needed to provide graphic design, printing, promotional, planning, administrative services, and onsite program support as needed.