June 28, 2019
Annual Awards Gala & 40th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, June 28th at 5:30pm at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
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DESCRIPTION: Plans and implements the Annual Awards Gala held in June of each year.


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DMasiulewicz AZBiz 2016 Donna Masiulewicz, CMP
Timeline Meetings & Events 630.841.5545

DESCRIPTION: Coordinates a business education session which is held twice a year for MPI AZ Business Owners to provide an opportunity to expand their knowledge and resources which will assist them in managing their company.

Time commitment: 20 hours per year

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jwongJulie Wong, CMP
The Event Concierge
Committee Co-Chair
aking Anne King, CMP


DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter's online job bank for both job seekers and employers. Liaison with Arizona universities and community colleges specific to internship opportunities in the meetings industry, recent grads seeking professional experience in the industry, and students seeking professional development hours for graduation.

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hswitzer Heather Switzer
Winsight, LLC

DESCRIPTION: Certification opportunities are a part of MPI's Global Training program which provides an array of career development opportunities that will allow for continuous learning and recognition as a meeting and business event professional. The committee coordinates the CMP Study Groups, mentor program for CMP and CMM designations, certification orientations and promotes Global Training certification programs offered by MPI.

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DESCRIPTION: Focuses on giving back to the community by soliciting volunteers from the chapter for community service projects throughout the year. Through these efforts, the committee works to increase awareness of MPI AZ and the hospitality industry. Coordinate all of the volunteer and community service projects, giving members unique networking opportunities. Oversees the selection process for MPI AZ's charitable organizations and works to bring awareness on the selected charities to the chapter. We are a fun group and are always looking for additional volunteers to join us.

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kdixon-williams Kimberly S. Dixon-Williams

DESCRIPTION: Organizes the annual education forum to be held August 23 – 25, 2019 in Tucson. Great opportunity for planners and suppliers alike to help plan and coordinate the annual educational retreat for the chapter. Tasks include Raffle, Social Media / PR, Food & Beverage Coordination, Speaker Coordination, Activities and Transportation. Members can learn new areas of skills while having fun! Great networking opportunity. 

Time commitment: 2 – 10 hours monthly through retreat. Must be onsite for the retreat in August.
How often does Committee meet: Once a month in person or by phone



Mary Young, CMP
The Hermosa Inn


DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and implements the Annual MPI/HSMAI Golf Tournament held in the Fall.

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lflosiLynn Flosi
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe
(480) 804-5266


DESCRIPTION: Plans and executes the Annual Holiday Party in December. The committee finds the location and creates the theme.

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mlchristman MaryLynne Christman, CMP, CSMM, Co-Chair
Collaborative Event Management


blapierre Beth LaPierre, Co-Chair
Mutual of Omaha Bank

DESCRIPTION: Oversee and manage the process for creating, communicating and delivering monthly eNewsletter and all other relevant activities and promotions between AzMPI and the public. Specifically ensure that the marketing efforts are establishing relationships with local media, members, industry partners and the local community. Work within AzMPI to help oversee marketing efforts for AzMPI events, promotions and communications.

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DESCRIPTION: Drive new member recruitment with a strong new member, guest, and mentoring program designed to welcome and educate on the return of investment that can be obtained by joining MPI. Membership retention will be tasked to increase the value of membership and the retention of current members. Develops and implements fun and exciting monthly and annual programs designed to increase the ROI and the participation of current membership. Assures that all members are aware of the upcoming monthly meetings and events by calling them prior. Welcomes all attendees to MPI events and assists with registration at meetings/events.

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bbabinBill Babin
Big Zephyr Music

DESCRIPTION: Creates, implements and designs ongoing educational programs to increase membership, knowledge within the meetings, events and hospitality industry as well as enhance business profitability.

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DESCRIPTION: Plan and execute the inaugural Networking mixer to be held in January. The committee will secure the location and organize all event details.

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DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and executes the annual Spring Training Fundraiser to take place in either March or April.

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kcole Kristine Cole, Co-Chair
North Central Group
speil Summer Peil, Co-Chair
AFR Event Furnishings

DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter website's social media specific to profile management, enhancements, updating, moderating, and improving public access to MPI AZ's social media streams through the use of Hootsuite, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Please contact the Director of Communications for specific responsibilities.

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Madison Rose
Dominick's and Steak 44 

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for securing Corporate & CVB sponsorship for monthly meetings. Ensures sponsor's benefits are met and communicated to the monthly meeting team. Send out requests for raffle donations to be utilized throughout the year at all chapter events. Sell raffle tickets at events as needed. Donation tracking.

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mkaufeldcountsMcKenzie Kaufeld Counts
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