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MPI Board Development Committee presents
slate for 2016 MPI International Board of Directors

Dear MPI Member,

Volunteer leaders serving on the International Board of Directors possess passion, dedication, experience and an essential set of skills and competencies necessary to lead the organization.

We are pleased to present for your consideration the proposed slate of candidates, selected by MPI’s Board Development Committee, for the 2016 MPI Board of Directors. We’ve assembled a strong slate of talented community and business leaders with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. The 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.

Fiona Pelham previously elected as chair-elect will serve as chair of the board January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Brian Stevens, 2016 chair-elect, will accept the chair position for the term of January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017, and Kevin Kirby will move from his 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, 2016. For clarification of the MPI nominating process, please see below or contact Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray, senior director, MPI 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.

Michael Dominguez, CHSE
2015 Board Development Committee Chair
Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors

View the 2016 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. MPI management compiles applications received and forwards them to the Board Development Committee. The committee reviews the applications and contacts each candidate to conduct an in-depth interview. The Board Development Committee meets in-person to review applicants, sharing the results of the interviews and deliberating the candidates’ qualifications for the offices in which they applied.

During the deliberation process, candidates are considered based on their skills and experience, balanced with the skills, needs and experience needed to balance out 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 August 31, 2015, 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 date 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.

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.

View the 2016 Slate of Candidates