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3 Planners and 8 Suppliers Join MPI Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Meeting Professionals International has announced the slate of new and returning members for its 2014-2015 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

New candidates begin their terms July 1 if approved by MPI membership.

The slate of officers for the Executive Committee:  

• Chairwoman Elect: Fiona Pelham, managing director, Sustainable Events Ltd and Positive Impact, Manchester, U.K.

• Vice Chairman of Finance: Darren Temple, CTA, chief sales officer, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dallas

• Vice Chairman: Brian Stevens, president and CEO, ConferenceDirect, Los Angeles

• Vice Chairwoman: Erin Tench, CMP, CMM, associate director of special events, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.  

Nominees for the Board of Directors (three-year terms): 

• Angie Duncan, CMP, CMM, global accounts director, BCD M&I, Indianapolis, Ind.

• Michael Massari, senior vice president of meeting sales and operations, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas

• Ken Sanders, president, Freeman Audio Visual Solutions, Anaheim, Calif.

• Marti Winer, vice president, communications and event services, Wyndham Hotel Group, Parsippany, N.J.


Nominees for the Board of Directors (one-year terms):  

• Annette Gregg, CMP, CMM, vice president, conferences, LPL Financial, San Diego (to fill unexpired portion of Allison Kinsley’s Board term)

• Anne Hamilton, vice president, resort sales and services, Disney Destinations, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (to fill unexpired portion of Fiona Pelham’s Board term)

• Allison Kinsley, CMP, CMM, chief meeting architect, Kinsley Meetings, Littleton, Colo. (to fill unexpired portion of Darren Temple’s Board term)


Returning Executive Committee and Board members:

• Chairman Kevin Kirby, principal, The Kirby Consulting Group LLC, Orlando, Fla.

• Immediate Past Chairman Michael Dominguez, senior vice president of sales, MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas

• Amanda Armstrong, CMP, corporate travel and meetings manager, Enterprise Holdings Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

• Krzysztof Celuch, CMM, CITE, vice dean, Vistula University, and manager, Poland Convention Bureau, Polish Tourist Organization, Warsaw, Poland

• Gerrit Jessen, CMP, CMM, regional managing director, Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic, MCI Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, Germany

• Audra Narikawa, CMP, vice president, senior manager, travel and meetings, Capital Group, Los Angeles

• Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM, national account manager, Experient Inc., Chicago

Find more on the nominating process at MPI’s Web site.

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