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MPI Board Development Committee presents
slate for 2017 MPI International Board of Directors

Dear MPI Members,

We are pleased to present for your consideration the proposed slate of candidates, selected by MPI’s Board Development Committee, for the 2017 MPI Board of Director officers and director positions. We’ve assembled a strong slate of talented community and business leaders with diverse perspectives. The new slate of candidates are proven leaders within their own organizations and join a group of dedicated and knowledgeable board members ready to drive and deliver extraordinary value to our members. These bold leaders will contribute to moving forward our global meeting and event community.

Brian Stevens previously elected as chair-elect will serve as chair of the board January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Amanda Armstrong, 2018 chair-elect, will accept the chair position for the term of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018 and Fiona Pelham will move from her role as chair of the board to the position of immediate past chair.

All unopposed nominees assume the offices for which they were slated effective January 1, 2017. For clarification of the MPI nominating process, please see below or contact Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray, Vice President, Membership and Volunteer Experience.

On behalf of the Board Development Committee, we urge you to offer your support and congratulations to the nominees for MPI’s highest volunteer leadership positions and wish them well in their roles.

Kevin Kirby
2016 Board Development Committee Chair
Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors

View the 2017 Slate of Candidates

Nominating Process for MPI’s International Board of Directors

The International Board of Directors has a standing Board Development Committee. The committee is charged to examine individual leadership skills and experience paramount to fulfilling MPI’s respective leadership position in the global industry and review and ultimately select a slate of candidates to be presented to the membership for election to the highest leadership positions in the organization, the International Board of Directors.

A candidate application is distributed to all members. The committee reviews the applications and contacts each candidate to conduct an in-depth interview. The Board Development Committee meets to review applicants, sharing the results of the interviews and deliberating the candidates’ qualifications for the offices for which they applied. Members of the Board Development Committee recuse themselves from interviews, conversations and decisions involving individuals where there is a real or perceived conflict of interest.

During the deliberation process, candidates are considered for nomination based on their skills and experience, balanced with the skills and experience needed to balance the current board. As there are a very limited number of positions available and a large applicant pool, this is a very competitive process and a number of factors are considered to achieve the final slate recommended for the Board of Directors.

Additional nominations from the membership shall be permitted if a minimum of two (2) percent of the membership as of December 31 of the year prior to the election have signed a petition to submit each additional nomination to the membership, provided such petitions are received on or before October 8, 2016 and not more than forty (40) signatures are from any one chapter. Petitions for additional nominations must be for a specific seat or office and must reflect the individual being challenged. A member must have applied for the position for which they are petitioning. The original application for the position must have included the submission of the candidate data and interest form. Petition forms must be developed by and received from MPI’s official auditing firm and will be the only official form accepted. If there are additional nominations, an election shall be conducted by ballot to the membership.