Leadership & Governance


International Board of Directors


Amanda_Armstrong

Chair

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

Steve-O'Malley

Chair-Elect

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

brian_stevens

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Stevens
CEO
ConferenceDirect
Los Angeles, California USA

Michael-Massari

Vice Chair - Finance

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

Paul Van Deventer

Ex-Officio

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

 


 

 


 


Board of Directors – Terms Expiring 2018


Annette-Gregg

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

Vince LaRuffa

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

Miguel-Neves

Miguel Neves, CMP
Founder & CEO
Social Media Chefs
London, United Kingdom

 

Stephen Revetria

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

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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
Atrium Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark


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
Sr. Director, Sales, Parks & Resorts
Delaware North
New York, USA

Brent-Taylor

Brent Taylor, CMM, CMP
Partner
Timewise Event Management
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Board of Directors – One-Year Term


jim-russell

MPI Foundation Board Representative

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

Jon_Howe_web_size

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

Nicole Edmund

Nicole Edmund

Vice President, Community

 

Global Board of Trustees


jim-russell

Chair

Jim Russell
Executive Vice President, Sales
The Freeman Company

GBOT-Carole-McKellar

Chair-Elect

Carole McKellar
Managing Director, Northern Europe
HelmsBriscoe

GBOT-Alison-Taylor

Vice Chair of Finance

Alison Taylor
Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution
American Airlines

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Vice Chair of Development

Trevor Lui
Founder
The Highbell Group

Chandra Allison

Vice Chair of Programs

Chandra Allison
Senior Vice President of Sales
Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino

GBOT-Jennifer-Beatty

Canada Council Chair

Jennifer Beatty
Managing Director
Resiada

Marti_Winer_websize_photo

US Council Chair

Marti Winer
Vice President, University Relations
Drew University

Julie-A-Krueger

EMEA Council Chair

Julie Krueger
Business Development Director – International
Freeman Audio Visual

kevin-g-kirby

Chapter Liaison

Kevin Kirby
Principal
The KIRBY Consulting Group LLC

diana-voto

Diana Voto
National Sales Director
The Walt Disney Company

GBOT-Doreen-Burse

Doreen Burse
Vice President, Global Sales, North America
Marriott International

brad-kent

D. Bradley Kent
Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

GBOT-Todd-Marinko

Todd Marinko
Group Vice President, Marketing
PSAV

GBOT-Dawn-Parisi

Dawn Parisi
Vice President of Field Sales
Wyndham Hotel Group

GBOT-Bruce-Gudenberg

Bruce Gudenberg
Executive Director, Industry Relations
Hilton

GBOT-Gary-Schirmacher

Gary Schirmacher, CMP
SVP, Industry Presence & Strategic Development
Experient, A Maritz Global Global Events Company

 

2018 US Council


Chair
Marti Winer
Drew University


Lisa Arias
Hyatt

Michael Fiorentino
Epix Events

Ron Freeman
MillerCoors

Darren Green
LA Tourism

Debby Jacobs Felker
Destinations by Designs

Bill Kubiak
Freeman Audio Visual

Ana Sofia Lanczyner
Mexico Tourism Board

Doug McPhee
Experient

Joey Nevin
Giants Enterprises

Ernest Stovall
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Shelley Williams
Caesars Entertainment

Jerry Cito
NYC & Company

Diana Voto
The Walt Disney Company

 

2018 Canadian Council


Chair
Jennifer Beatty
Resiada


Bill Brown
FMAV

Theresa Gatto
Ottawa Tourism

Karen Kitchen
Hotels Red Deer

Stephanie Lander
Beanfield Center

Helene Moberg
Freeman

Les Selby, CMP, CMM

Altaf Sovani, MBA
Algonquin College

Vicki Zeppa
Ignite Magazine

 

2018 EMEA Council


Chair
Julie A. Krueger
Freeman


Susan Arslan
HelmsBriscoe

Franck Barbaras
Connected Vibes

Graeme Barnett
 

Ray Bloom, CMM
Regent Exhibitions, Ltd. & IMEX Group

Alda Egurrola-Wienke, CMP
CVent

Thomas Grundner
Millenium Hotels & Resorts

Carole McKellar, CMM, MA, FCIPD
HelmsBriscoe

Alise Long
DSM

Javier Sancho
Hilton

Sarah Skavron
IMEX Group

Makiko Yamamoto
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch


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.