Leadership & Governance


International Board of Directors


brian_stevens

Chair

Brian Stevens
CEO
ConferenceDirect
Los Angeles, California USA

Amanda_Armstrong

Chair-Elect

Amanda Armstrong, CMP
Corporate Travel and Meetings Director
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
San Diego, California USA

fiona-pelham

Immediate Past Chair

Fiona Pelham
Managing Director
Sustainable Events Ltd and Positive Impact
Manchester, United Kingdom

Gerrit-Jessen

Vice Chair - Finance

Gerrit Jessen, CMP, CMM
Strategic Advisor
MCI Deutschland GmbH
Berlin, Germany

Paul Van Deventer

Ex-Officio

Paul Van Deventer
President and CEO
Meeting Professionals International
Dallas, Texas USA

 


 

 


 


Board of Directors – Terms Expiring 2017


Angie-Callaway

Angie Callaway, CMP, CMM
US Client Account Specialist
Touch Associates
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Michael-Massari

Michael Massari
Chief Sales Officer
Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Ken-Sanders

Ken Sanders, CMP, CMM
President
Freeman Audio Visual Solutions
Dallas, Texas USA

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Courtney Stanley
Manager, Digital Strategy & Communications
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Grand Haven, Michigan USA

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Marti Winer, MBA
Chief of Staff
Drew University
Madison, New Jersey USA

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Board of Directors – Terms Expiring 2018


Annette-Gregg

Annette Gregg, CMP, CMM, MBA
Regional Senior Vice President
West AlliedPRA
San Diego, California USA

 

Stephen Revetria

Stephen Revetria
Senior Vice President
Giants Enterprises
San Francisco, CA, USA

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Steve O’Malley
Division President
Maritz Travel
St. Louis, Missouri USA

kevin-olsen

Kevin Olsen
Founding Partner
Keyway, LLC
Aurora, Illinois USA


Board of Directors – Terms Expiring 2019


jason-carroll

Jason Carroll, CMP
Executive Director
Tampa Riverwalk Organization
Tampa, Florida USA

bonnie-carlson

Bonnie Carlson, CDME
President & CEO
Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bloomington, Minnesota USA

helle-svaneborg

Helle Svaneborg
Director of Exhibitions & Conferences
Danish Pharmaceutical Information A/S
Copenhagen, Denmark


Board of Directors – One-Year Term


jim-russell

MPI Foundation Board Representative

Jim Russell
Executive Vice President, Sales
The Freeman Company
Dallas, Texas USA

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Legal Counsel

Jonathan T. Howe, Esq.
President/Senior Partner
Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
Chicago, Illinois USA

 

Executive Leadership


Paul Van Deventer

Paul Van Deventer

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
 

Darren Temple

Darren Temple

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Bernie Schraer

Bernie Schraer

Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

michael-crumrine

Michael Crumrine

Vice President, Information Technology

diane-hawkins

Diane Hawkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, People, Performance and Administrative Services

Matthew Marcial

Matthew Marcial, CMP, CAE

Vice President, Education and Events

scott-mackinaw

Scott Mackinaw

Vice President, Finance


Structure


 

The governing body of MPI is the International Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the organization's strategic plans. It oversees financial integrity and monitors performance against achievement of strategy and long-term vision. Members of the Board include the chair of the board, chair-elect, vice chair of finance, immediate past chair and up to 11 directors. The current MPI International Board of Directors will remain in office until December 2017.

Each year, MPI members in good standing are eligible to submit an application to serve on the MPI International Board of Directors. The call for applications opened June 1, 2017 and closed on July 18, 2017. By November 15, 2017, the Board Development Committee shall submit a slate of one (1) candidate for each vacancy on the MPI International Board of Directors and each office of MPI. In selecting nominees, the Board Development Committee shall evaluate candidates to assure a balance of skills and experiences on the MPI International Board of Directors. See the complete volunteer timeline.