Surprise Departure for MPI's Top Exec

In Mid-March, the 20,242 members of Meeting Professionals International received an e-mail announcing that Colin Rorrie Jr., PhD, CAE, was stepping down as president and CEO, effective immediately.

Rorrie's contract is not up until September, but in a press conference held the day of the announcement, MPI board chairwoman Christine Duffy, president and CEO of Maritz Travel Inc., said the board had concluded at a meeting the previous week that MPI “would be taken in new directio

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