In Loving Memory of Jennifer Brock
It is with deep sadness and condolences, that our ICS family said goodbye to our colleague and friend, Jennifer in October 2019.
Jen battled with cancer for most of 2019 and leaves behind a son, husband, and father. Our hearts go out to all of them. Jen should be remembered by all of us as one of the most positive, selfless people we were lucky enough to know. She was an integral part of the ICS family and always willing to step up and help where needed. Jen was a social advocate, who would not accept any injustice. She cared about people, the environment, her job, her clients, and her friends. She spread love wherever she went.
Jen joined ICS in 2014 and has worked with many of us on conferences like WCLC, ICNMD and the World Congress on Diabetes, to name a few, where clients, delegates and team members could experience the special care she gave to everything she did. Originally from Vancouver, she was thrilled to be part of the dynamic team at ICS; participating in the opening of the Denver office where as Manager of ICS America, she was the face of our company to the market and an integral part of our expansion. She was proud to represent us and always looked out for the company and her co-workers. A hospitality professional for over 20 years, Jen had the good fortune to work with exceptional hotel groups and private event organizers in Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Denver, including a very gratifying experience for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. She was passionate about planning events and conferences, turning an organization’s idea into a reality. The most enjoyable aspect for her was building of relationships along the way. In her spare time, she enjoyed discovering the culture of the Mile High City and the beauty of Colorado with her family.
Jen was the embodiment of what is good in this world – if everyone lived like her and treated others the way she did – the world would be an infinitely better place. She will be missed greatly. Her spirit will continue to transform lives moving forward and remind us who we are as a team – a family of peers, who need to look out for each other, care for each other, and help each other through the difficult times and celebrate the good times we have. ICS will establish a grant in Jen’s name to sponsor delegates with little means to attend a cancer conference from our portfolio. We feel this is the best way to honor a person that was dedicated to being inclusive of everyone around her.
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.