Meeting Professionals International 2007-2008 leadership assumed their roles July 1, bringing in a board of directors led by Angie Pfeifer, CMM, assistant vice president,, travel and incentives, Investors Group Financial Services Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In addition to Pfeifer as chairwoman, the Board of Director’s Executive Committee includes:
- Chairman-elect: Larry Luteran, vice president, group sales and industry relations, Hilton Hotels Corp.
- Vice Chairman of Administration: Paul Kennedy, MBE, group exhibition director, Reed Travel Exhibitions
- Vice Chairwoman of Finance: Ann Godi, CMP, president, Benchmark360 Inc.
- Vice Chairman of Member Services: Eric Rozenberg, CMP, CMM, president, Ince & Tive
- Immediate Past Chairman: Mark S. Andrew, CMP, CHA, president and CEO, Andrew Hospitality Inc.
- Ex-Officio: Bruce MacMillan, CA, president and CEO
Other members of the 2007-2008 Board of Directors include Marge Anderson, associate director, Energy Center of Wisconsin; Betsy Bondurant, CMP, CMM, Coronado, Calif.; Matt Brody, CHSP, director of, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa; Luca Favetta, director events EMEA–APA, SAP Swisse SA; Caroline Hill, strategic development manager, conference and events, Roche Products Ltd.; Karen Massicotte, CMP, CMM, BA, director of operations, PRIME Strategies; Carole McKellar, MA, CMM, MCIPD, managing director, Resources for Business Group; Michael Owen, managing partner, EventGenuity LLC; Ole Sorang, director of regional marketing–Nordic countries, Rezidor SAS Hospitality; Sebastien Tondeur, CEO, corporate division, MCI; Alexandra Wagner, director of corporate meetings and events, Sun Trust Bank; and Carl Winston, program director, hospitality and tourism management program, San Diego State University.
The board’s European Council Representative is Gerrit Jessen, managing director, P’Concept Berlin. The MPI Foundation Board representative is Michael Beardsley, CEO, Inn Fluent LLC. The International Chapter Leadership Committee representative is James McDonough, director training and meeting services, Fusion Productions, and the board’s legal counsel is Jonathan T. Howe, Esq., president/senior partner, Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
The leadership of MPI’s fundraising arm, the MPI Foundation, also turned over July 1. Michael Beardsley, CEO, Inn Fluent, LLC, is the new chairman of the 2007-2008 MPI Foundation Board of Trustees.
Beardsley’s Executive Committee includes David G. Gabri, president/CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels; Rita D. Plaskett, CMP, CMM, president, ASSET; Allison Kinsley, CMM, CMP, principal, Kinsley & Associates, LLC; Margaret A. Moynihan, CMP, director, Global Conference Group, Deloitte; Ken Sanders, executive vice president, VER; Tony Lorenz, CMM, president, ProActive, Inc.; Kevin A. Olsen, senior partner, One Smooth Stone; and Katie Callahan-Giobbi, executive vice president, MPI Foundation.