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MPI names 2014-2015 International Board of Directors

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected its 2014-2015 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

“The new slate of candidates includes proven leaders within their own organizations and joins a group of dedicated and knowledgeable board members ready to drive and deliver extraordinary value to our members,” said Bob Moore, chairman, MPI governance and nominating committee. “These bold leaders will contribute to moving forward our global meetings and events community.”

Pending approval by MPI members, the new board and executive committee will take office effective July 1.

• Chairwoman Elect: Fiona Pelham, managing director, Sustainable Events Ltd. and Positive Impact (Manchester, UK)
• Vice Chairman of Finance: Darren Temple, 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, Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pa.)

Serving as 2014-2015 MPI Board of Directors (three-year terms) are:
• Angie Duncan, CMP, CMM, global accounts director, BCD M&I (Indianapolis)
• Michael Massari, senior vice president, 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.)

Serving as 2014-2015 MPI Board of Directors (one-year terms) are:
• Annette Gregg, CMP, CMM, vice president, conferences, LPL Financial (San Diego)
• Anne Hamilton, vice president, resort sales and services, Disney Destinations (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)
• Allison Kinsley, CMP, CMM, chief meeting architect, Kinsley Meetings (Littleton, Colo.)

Serving as 2014-2015 MPI Executive Committee/International Board of Directors, Returning Members are:
• Chairman: Kevin Kirby, principal, The Kirby Consulting Group LLC (Orlando)
• 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)
• 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)

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