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Committees

You attend the monthly chapter meetings and the international conferences when possible, but what else is there? Get involved and make the most out of your membership dollars by exploring the volunteer options available within the Ohio Chapter.

 

What you can gain by getting involved:

Experience

The involvement with committees provides an opportunity for you to earn points towards your CMP certification and allows leaders to emerge to become tomorrow’s board members. Another great attribute to include on your resume.

 

Networking

What a great opportunity to get to know your peers. Your committee involvement brings additional networking time with other chapter members which may lead to additional business opportunities.

 

Education

Develop additional knowledge and industry skills by working on the various tasks that each committee has on their agenda. Your involvement allows the chapter to bring our meetings and attendance to new levels.

 

With a wide array of committee options, MPIOH provides the opportunity for any experience level, time constraints and interests.

 

Please select a committee below for more information.

 

Chair: Amanda Smith Rasnick

The Education Committee is responsible for the development and content of between six and seven monthly educational programs each fiscal year. The committee is represented on the MPIOH Board of Directors by a VP of Education and a Director of Education. There are five Education sub-committees, led by City Chairs in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo. Committee responsibilities include program development, speaker selection and communications, site coordination, menu planning, and all meeting logistics. In addition to working with the VP and Director on monthly events held in their city, City Chairs are also encouraged to develop and conduct less formal Regional Education and Conversation Hour (REACH) programs in their areas in months when there is not a monthly chapter educational event scheduled.

Chair: Pete Honsberger

This committee assists the VP and Director of Communications in three ways: 1) Production of the MPIOH quarterlyf publication, DEFINE, by submitting articles or lending your editing expertise. 2) Checking the chapter web site to insure information is updated, maintained and relevant. 3) Increase awareness of MPIOH within the meetings industry and the public media including sending out press releases, engaging with MPIOH groups on social media tools such as Facebook and LinkedIn, maintaining updated media lists, and soliciting media coverage for chapter events and member accomplishments.

Chair: Diana Shackelford

This committee is responsible for membership engagement, recruitment, retention & recognition. Duties include following up with members regarding membership satisfaction & renewal, expired memberships, contacting potential new members to promote benefits of membership, helping with the new member on-boarding program, connecting with new members & non-members at all chapter events, and recognizing existing members within the community. The VP of Membership enforces the Membership Business Plan and selects a chairperson within the committee to lead membership efforts in their respective geographic areas. Conference calls are held monthly with the membership committee and new tasks are assigned throughout the year.

Chair: Robin Oakes

This committee will assist the Member Recognition Chair in planning and executing the Annual Recognition/Appreciation and Awards Gala. Establishing a relationship with the hosting venue, conducting site tours at the venue, promoting & collecting the nominations for Planner/Supplier/Committee/Facility of the year are all responsibilities of this committee. The Recognition Committee falls under the Membership Committee with the VP of Membership assisting in writing the program show flow to incorporate the installation of the Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The Recognition Committee members are also encouraged to join Membership Committee conference calls on ideas for more consistent recognition throughout the year.

Chair: Peter Barton

This committee is responsible for managing the chapter’s annual auction. Committee projects include soliciting donations, coordinating the bidding process, and setting up auction materials the day of the auction. Auction Committee members work under the direction of the Director of Special Projects throughout all facets of the planning process. This committee also plans the chapter networking events.

Chair: Adriane Cesa

This committee is responsible for the helping members advance their careers mainly through certifications.  This committee works closely with the Director of Professional Development to coordinate the needs of the CMP study session.  Committee members are expected to help create new CMP study material, facilitate the CMP study session and guide prospective CMP candidates through the process.  Prospective committee members are preferred to be CMP certified.

Chair: Mike Moseley

This committee is responsible for a portion of the annual MidAmerica Conference, sponsored by the Ohio and Kentucky chapters of MPI. You may be working on the educational program, trade show, sponsorship, logistics, printed materials, or many other projects involved with implementing the Conference. The MidAmerica Conference committee members work under the direction of the Director of MidAmerica Conference.

Chair: Shannon Sprau

This committee supports MPI Ohio committees in their goal to meet and exceed budgeted cash and in-kind sponsorships, by managing the relationship with the chapter’s contracted sponsorship sales organization through regular communication of committee needs and progress made toward the established financial goals for each event.  The committee will also provide referrals of suppliers that can provide in-kind and cash sponsorships and make recommendations to the Board of Directors about sponsorship packages and proper recognition of sponsors. They also handle booking the venues for the chapter meetings.

Chair: Heather Gortz

 This committee oversees the Chapter’s funds and financial records. The collection of all funds and/or assessments; establish proper accounting procedures for the handling of funds; and is responsible for keeping the funds in such banks, trust companies, and/or investments as approved by the Board of Directors or by the Executive Committee.

 

 

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