Meeting Professionals International Announces 2017 Boards

MPI has announced the newly elected Board of Directors for the organization and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees.  Brian Stevens, CEO of ConferenceDirect will be the chair of the MPI Board of Directors. Jim Russell, Executive Vice President of Sales at Freeman is the incoming chair of the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees.

The new volunteer board members will start their term on January 1, 2017.

2017 MPI Board of Directors – Officers

  • Chair: Brian Stevens, CEO, ConferenceDirect, CA
  • Chair-Elect: Amanda Armstrong, CMP, corporate travel and meetings manager, Enterprise Holdings Inc., St. Louis, MO
  • Vice Chair of Finance: Gerrit Jessen, CMP, CMM, regional managing director Germany, Austria and Czech Republic, MCI Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • Immediate Past Chair: Fiona Pelham, managing director, Sustainable Events Ltd and Positive Impact, Manchester, United Kingdom

2017 MPI Board of Directors – Members

  • Bonnie Carlson, CDME, president & CEO, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bloomington, MN
  • Jason Carroll, CMP, Regional Account Executive, Visit Tampa Bay, Washington, DC
  • Angie Duncan, CMP, CMM, US client account specialist, Touch Associates, Indianapolis, IN
  • Annette Gregg, CMP, CMM, MBA, vice president – Corporate West, AlliedPRA, San Diego, CA
  • Anne Hamilton, vice president, Global Travel, The Walt Disney Company, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Michael Massari, chief sales officer, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV
  • Kevin Olsen, president, Founding Partner, Keyway, LLC, Aurora, IL
  • Steve O’Malley, division president, Maritz Travel, St. Louis, MO
  • Ken Sanders, president, Freeman Audio Visual Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Courtney Stanley, marketing strategist, Courtney Stanley Consulting, Grand Haven, MI
  • Helle Svaneborg, exhibition and conference director, Danish Pharmaceutical Information, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Marti Winer, MBA, chief of staff, Drew University, Madison, NJ

2017 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees – Officers

  • Chair: Jim Russell, executive vice president, Sales, Freeman, Dallas, TX
  • Chair-Elect: Jordan Clark, vice president of sales, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV
  • Vice Chair of Development: Carole McKellar, MA, CMM, managing director, Northern Europe, HelmsBriscoe, Macclesfield, United Kingdom [EMEA Council Chair]
  • Vice Chair of Finance – Gregg Hopkins, president, Gregg Hopkins and Associates, Orlando, FL
  • Vice Chair of Programs – Chandra Allison, vice president sales, The Venetian and The Palazzo Hotels, Las Vegas, NV
  • Immediate Past Chair: Stephen Revetria, senior vice president, Giants Enterprises, San Franciso, CA

2017 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees – Members

  • Carol Bullock, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Wyndham Hotel Group, Parsippany, NJ
  • Doreen Burse, vice president, global sales, corporate accounts, Marriott International, Chicago, IL
  • D. Bradley Kent, chief sales and services officer, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dallas, TX
  • Kevin Kirby, vice president business development of North America, PicSolve, Orlando, FL
  • Laurie Knapp, vice president – global sales, PSAV, Mokena, IIL
  • Trevor Lui, director of operations and sustainability, The International Centre, Toronto, Canada (Canada Council Chair)
  • Anthony Miller, chief marketing officer, Lanyon, Dallas, TX
  • Rob Scypinski, senior vice president, Hotel Sales-The Americas, Hilton Worldwide, San Francisco, CA
  • Junior Tauvaa, senior vice president, sales and services, Visit Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
  • Alison Taylor, senior vice president, American Airlines, Dallas, TX
  • Diana Voto, national sales director, Disney Destinations, Orlando, FL (US Council Chair)
  • Angela Xavier, CSP, vice president, Americas Sales, InterContinental Hotel Group, Atlanta, GA

Picture: Brian Stevens, CEO ConferenceDirect.

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