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Governance and Nominating Committee Slate for 2014-2015 MPI International Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Dear MPI Member,

Volunteer leaders serving on the international board of directors possess passion and an essential set of skills and competencies necessary to lead the organization. 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 meetings and events community.

We are pleased to enclose for your consideration the proposed slate of candidates, selected by MPI's Governance and Nominating Committee, for the 2014-2015 MPI Board of Directors officers and director positions. We’ve assembled a strong slate of talented community and business leaders with diverse perspectives.

Kevin Kirby, 2013-2014 chairman-elect, will accept the chair position for the term of July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015, and Michael Dominguez will move from his role as chairman of the board to the position of immediate past chairman.

All unopposed nominees assume the offices for which they were slated effective July 1, 2014. For clarification of the nominating process, please see below or contact Paul Van Deventer

On behalf of the Governance and Nominating 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.

Bob Moore
2014 Governance and Nominating Committee Chairman
Past Chairman of the Board

The Nominating Process for MPI's International Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Each year the MPI chairman/chairwoman of the board appoints an International Governance and Nominating Committee according to MPI Policy. The committee is charged to examine individual leadership skills and experience paramount to 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. Once all applications are received, MPI management compiles them and forwards them to the Governance and Nominating Committee. The Committee then contacts each candidate and conducts an in-depth interview. Members of the Governance and Nominating Committee recused themselves from interviews, conversations and decisions involving individuals where there was a real or perceived conflict of interest.

The Governance and Nominating Committee spends up to two days reviewing the applicants, sharing the results of the interviews and deliberating the candidates' qualifications for the offices for which they applied.

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 April 1, provided, however, 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 and the estimated cost of the election. 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.

During the deliberation process, candidates are considered for nomination based on their skills and experience balanced with the skills and experience desired for Board service. Many excellent candidates are not selected because there are a limited number of positions and a balance of many factors needed to be achieved in nominating the Board of Directors.

View the 2014-2015 Slate of Candidates