Leadership & Governance


International Board of Directors


2019 Officers

Steve-O'Malley

Chair

Steve O'Malley, HMCC, CITP
Division President
Maritz Travel
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Annette-Gregg

Chair-Elect

Annette Gregg, CMM, MBA
Regional Senior Vice President
PRA
San Diego, California USA

Amanda_Armstrong

Immediate Past Chair

Amanda Armstrong, CMP
Assistant Vice President
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
San Diego, California USA

Michael-Massari

Vice Chair - Finance

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

Ex-Officio

Paul Van Deventer

Ex-Officio

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

Carole-McKellar

Chair - MPI Foundation

Carole McKellar, MA, CMM Chartered FCIPD
Vice President EMEA
HelmsBriscoe

Manchester, United Kingdom

jonathan-howe

Legal Counsel

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

Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2019

Bonnie-Carlson

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

jason-carroll

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

helle-svaneborg

Helle Svaneborg
Director of Exhibitions & Conferences
Atrium Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark


John-Ehlenfeldt

John Ehlenfeldt, CDME, CMP
Executive Vice President
Visit Huntington Beach, 
Huntington Beach, CA USA

Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2020

Michelle-Allgauer

Michelle Allgauer, CAE, CMM, CMP
VP, Meetings, Marketing & Education
Financial Services Institute (FSI)
Washington D.C., USA

Antonio-Ducceschi

Antonio Ducceschi
General Manager Cluster
Collezione Starhotels
Florence, Italy

Kaaren-Hamilton

Kaaren Hamilton, CMP, CMM, HMCC
VP, Global Sales
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
New York, USA

Brent-Taylor

Brent Taylor, CMM, CMP
President & COO
Timewise Event Management
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2021

 

Rob-Adams

Rob Adams
CEO
Bishop-McCann
Kansas City, Missouri USA

 

Cleo-Battle

Cleo Battle, CSDME, CASE
Executive Vice President
Louisville Tourism
Louisville, Kentucky USA

 

Leslie-Menichini

Leslie Menichini
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Orlando, Florida USA

Miguel-Neves

Miguel Neves, CMP
Social Strategist
Miguelseven.com
Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Stephen Revetria

Stephen Revetria
Senior Vice President
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco, California 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

scott-mackinaw

Scott Mackinaw

Vice President, Finance

Nicole Edmund

Nicole Edmund

Vice President, Community

Kevin-Kirby

Kevin Kirby

Executive Director, MPI Foundation

Global Board of Trustees

2019 Executive Committee

Carole-McKellar

Chair - MPI Foundation

Carole McKellar, MA, CMM Chartered FCIPD
Vice President EMEA
HelmsBriscoe

Manchester, United Kingdom

Chandra Allison

Chair-Elect - MPI Foundation

Chandra Allison
Senior Vice President of Sales
Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

jim-russell

Immediate Past Chair

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

GBOT-Todd-Marinko

Vice Chair - Programs

Todd Marinko
Group Vice President, Marketing
PSAV
Dallas, Texas USA

GBOT-Bruce-Gudenberg

Vice Chair - Finance

Bruce Gudenberg
Executive Director, Industry Relations
Hilton
Washington, D.C. USA

brad-kent

Vice Chair - Development

D. Bradley Kent
Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer
VisitDallas
Dallas, Texas USA

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Vice Chair - Chapters

Trevor Lui
Founder
The Highbell Group
Ontario, Canada

Terms Expiring 2019

Dawn_Parisi

Dawn Parisi
Vice President of Field Sales
Wyndham Hotel Group

Parsippany, New Jersey USA

diana-voto

Diana Voto
National Sales Director
The Walt Disney Company
New York, New York USA

Terms Expiring 2020

GBOT-Jennifer-Beatty

Canada Council Chair

Jennifer Beatty
Managing Director
resiada
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Julie-A-Krueger

EMEA Council Chair

Julie Krueger
Business Development Director – International
Freeman Audio Visual
Dallas, Texas USA

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US Council Chair

Marti Winer
Vice President of Operations
MGM Resorts Event Productions
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Gary Schirmacher

Gary Schirmacher
Senior Vice President, Industry Presence & Strategic Development
Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company
Denver, Colorado, USA

Susie-Townsend

Susie Townsend
Senior Vice President, Visitor Experience
Visit Indy
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Gina Samci

Gina Samci 
Senior Director, Global Accounts 
Marriott International 
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Jonathan-Kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan
Vice President, Global Sales Strategy
InterContinental Hotels Group
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Terms Expiring 2021

Sarah-Soliman

Sarah Soliman Daudin, DES
President & CEO
Soliman Productions, Inc.
Orlando, Florida USA

Darren-Green

Darren Green
Senior Vice President, Sales
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Los Angeles, California USA

David-Kilman

David Kliman, CMM
President
The Kliman Group, Inc.
Santa Rosa, California USA

Vince-LaRuffa

Vince LaRuffa
Senior Vice President, Resort Sales & Marketing
Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida USA

Lisa-Messina

Lisa Messina
Vice President of Sales
Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

joey-nevin

Joey Nevin
Vice-President, Sales & Marketing 
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco, California USA 

Ernest-Stovall

Ernest Stovall
Vice President of Sales
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

MPI Foundation Council

 2019 US Council


Chair
Marti Winer
MGM Resorts Event Productions


 

2019 Canadian Council


Chair
Jennifer Beatty
Resiada


 

2019 EMEA Council


Chair
Julie A. Krueger
Freeman


 

Structure


The governing body of MPI is the International Board of Directors. The International 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 31, 2018.

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 will open June 1, 2018 and close on July 10, 2018. By October 15, 2018, 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.