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Call For Nominations

Board of Directors 2018-2019

Our strong and vibrant MPI chapter relies upon the dedication and outstanding service of our volunteers! This is a great opportunity to build your professional skill set, expand your network and contribute to the long-term success of the Houston meetings industry.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve as officers and directors on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors taking office on July 1, 2018.


The following positions are open for nomination:

(1) President-Elect: One-year term with Three-year commitment (automatic succession to President in 2019-2020)
(5) Vice Presidents: One-year term

(7) Directors: One-year term

The 2017-2018 President, Gabe Garza will become the Immediate Past President and 2018-2019 President-Elect, Christy Spisak, will take office as the 2018-2019 MPI-HAC President.

Please review the Board of Directors Position Descriptions prior to submitting an application. Any non-student member in good standing is eligible for nomination.


The Nominating Committee will use the following criteria in considering candidates:

  • Willingness and ability to fulfill the obligations of office in the capacity indicated
  • History of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI or the chapter
  • Desire to contribute time, energy, support and creativity to the chapter with consent of employer
  • Leadership, business and management experience outside of MPI
  • Completed application
  • Results of phone or personal interview if applicable


The Nominating Committee is comprised of the following individuals:

  • Cahal Mowery, Chair
  • Christy Spisak, President-Elect
  • James Brown
  • Marcus Vann Milburn
  • Heather Hernandez


Nominating Process:

If you know a current member that would be best utilized at the board level, please nominate that person. It’s perfectly acceptable to nominate more than one individual for any of the board positions. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged – please nominate yourself if you are interested!


The deadline for nominations is  Friday, January 12, 2018.


Members of the Nominating Committee will request interviews with all candidates to occur prior to the Nominating Committee Meeting. The committee will recommend one candidate per position on a slate that will be presented to the membership in January, and if no positions are contested, elected candidates will take office on July 1, 2017.


Thank you in advance for your nomination,



Shannon Smith, CMP
Chapter Administrator

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