President's Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 term of your MPI D/FW chapter.


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With happiness, with gratitude – and above all with JOY your 2019-2020 Board of Directors begins this new term with you.  We share a sense of respect for the 42 years of MPI D/FW Chapter leadership before us and are dedicated to build on that legacy.  We have exciting (and expansive) goals for this term.

Our preparation begun with Focus Series, a board specific training geared to building high performing teams.  We then developed a future-forward business plan and approved a balanced budget.  We are here to help you make the most out of your Chapter Benefits, so reach out with questions, suggestions, and ideas on how to elevate your MPI D/FW Chapter. 

The 2019-2020 Strategic Plan is created to educate, advocate, and collaborate.  It is a living framework that allows flexibility for us to move forward.  The plan focuses on six essential goals: provide premier education for meeting professionals in the D/FW area, enhance member experience through relevant targeting, extend member lifecycle with purposeful programs, deliver accelerated membership growth, drive quantifiable value for suppliers, and empower a high performing board of directors.

We are excited about the course laid out in the Strategic Plan and thankful for the involvement of the entire membership in its creation.  To share the strategy, fiscal results, and membership engagement, we implement Chapter business review calls that take place quarterly on July, October, January, and April.

Our chapter could not exist without our volunteers, or our strategic partners.  Last term, our partners donated over $480,000 (retail value) of goods and services.  Each donation of cash, in-kind products and services is critical to our chapter’s operations.  Thank you for your continuous support.

Looking forward, the leadership team and our volunteers are marching into the future, planning activities and events that provide value for members, networking opportunities, and skills development for meeting professionals in the D/FW area.

So, welcome to the 2019-2020 term with your MPI D/FW chapter.  Thank you MPI D/FW members for the opportunity to serve with you.  We invite you not just “participate, but to influence”.  Catch the MPI spirit and volunteer with us!


Tuula Westlake 2019-2020 MPI D/FW President




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