2013-2014 International Board of Directors Slate
MPI CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Senior Vice President of Sales
MGM Resorts International
Las Vegas, NV, USA
NOMINEES FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Candidate for Chairman-elect, Three-year commitment
Head of Global Marketing and Sales - Cafes
Hard Rock International
Orlando, FL, USA
Current Job Responsibilities: Kevin is the corporate leader for global marketing and sales initiatives relative to café portfolio . He champions brand development, consumer and industry advertising, promotional initiatives, and public relations. He also acts as the key industry liaison for Hard Rock brands relative to B2B and group travel industry efforts. Presently, he directs all business development efforts within various market channels, (tour & travel, groups sales, incentive, affinity)as well as cafe team development and training. The Hard Rock portfolio includes 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos.
Candidate for Vice Chairwoman of Finance
Erin Tench, CMP, CMM
Associate Director of Special Events
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA
Current Job Responsibilities: Working in the Office of Donor Relations and Special Events at Pennsylvania State University, Erin plans and executes events for donors, potential donors, the Office of the President and the Office of the Board of Trustees of the University.
Candidate for Vice Chairman
Roel Frissen, CMM
Owner, Parthen Meeting Services
Founder, Center for Business Model Innovation
Current Job Responsibilities: Roel is an entrepreneur in different companies and particularly involved in Parthen which provides clients with registration services, registration software and essential products for meetings. Roel started the Center for Business Model Innovation which helps business leaders to change and improve business models and innovate models.
Candidate for Vice Chairwoman
Allison Kinsley, CMP, CMM
Chief Meeting Architect
Littleton, CO, USA
Current Job Responsibilities: Allison is the founder and Chief Meeting Architect of Kinsley Meetings.
Her company is a full-service meeting management organization which
provides a wealth of knowledge, successful partnerships and strategic
planning to the meetings and events community.
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Executive Vice President
Associated Luxury Hotels International
Chicago, IL, USA
NOMINEES FOR INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS-THREE YEAR TERMS
Amanda Armstrong, CMP
Corporate Travel and Meetings Manager
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
St. Louis, MO, USA
Current Job Responsibilities: Amanda is the corporate travel and meetings manager for Enterprise Holdings, Inc., the parent company of three rental car companies. Her department supports 13,000 business travelers and plans meetings around the globe.
Gerrit Jessen, CMP, CMM
Director Corporate Division
MCI Deutschland GmbH
Current Job Responsibilities: Having more than 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, Gerrit oversees the MCI offices in Prague, Vienna and the Corporate Division in Germany.
Audra Narikawa, CMP
Vice President, Senior Manager, Travel and Meetings
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Current Job Responsibilities: Oversees the travel program and meeting planning functions. Audra is responsible for managing travel vendor relationships ensuring high service delivery levels. She is involved with strategic planning, development and building relationships to ensure travel and meeting needs are fulfilled.
Darren Temple, CTA
Senior Vice President of Sales and Services
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dallas, TX, USA
Current Job Responsibilities: Darren has
worked in the meetings and events industry for more than 22 years. He
is currently responsible for the direction and management of the Dallas
Convention & Visitors Bureau sales and marketing efforts while
ensuring Dallas is positioned as one of the nation’s top meeting,
convention and leisure destinations.
NOMINEES FOR INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS-ONE YEAR TERM
Angie Duncan, CMP, CMM
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Current Job Responsibilities:Angie has more than 15 years experience as a meetings professional and managing operations for accounts around the globe. Her most recent responsibilities include directing the operations for Strategic Meeting Management (SMM) accounts to help clients gain visibility into their corporate meeting spend, effectively manage their overall meetings program, and provide service excellence to clients.
Vice President, Communications and Event Services
Wyndham Hotel Group
Parsippany, NJ, USA
Current Job Responsibilities: Marti is responsible for communicating the messaging of Wyndham Hotel Group to the industry, their hotels and company employees. To accomplish this task, she utilizes a series of communication vehicles as well as a strategic events and trade show program which she also manages.
CONTINUING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Krzysztof Celuch, CMM, CITE
Vice-Dean, Vistula University
Manager, Poland Convention Bureau PTO
Jordan D. Clark
Vice President of Sales
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Hattie Hill, CMM
Hattie Hill Enterprises, Inc.
Dallas, TX, USA
Cornelia Horner, CMP
American Land Title Association
Washington, DC, USA
Sustainable Events Ltd
Manchester, United Kingdom
Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM
National Account Manager
Chicago, IL, USA
MPI Foundation Representative
Aimbridge Hospitality, LP
Plano, TX, USA