Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate for its 2018 International Board of Directors and the 2018 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees today.
Canadians sitting on the boards are:
Brent Taylor, A., CMP, CMM, Partner, Timewise Event Management Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Director, International Board of Directors)
Trevor Lui, Director Operations and Sustainability, The International Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Vice-chair Development, MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees)
Jennifer Beatty, Managing Director, resiada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Canada Council Chair, MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees)
Board members, trustees and officers will take office effective January 1, 2018, for the term of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
“I am very proud of the interest received from our membership to be part of MPI’s International Board. The new slate of directors represents thought leadership and experience that will make a difference at the leadership level of this organization. Their perspectives and contributions will help to grow and advance the global meeting and event community,” said Fiona Pelham, chair of the MPI Board Development Committee.
2018 MPI International Board of Directors
The slate of officers includes:
Chair: Amanda Armstrong, CMP, Corporate Travel and Meetings Director, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., San Diego, California, United States (previously elected)
Chair-Elect: Steve O’Malley, Division President, Maritz Travel, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Vice Chair Finance: Michael Massari, Chief Sales Officer, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Immediate Past Chair: Brian Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, ConferenceDirect, California, United States
The new directors that will join the board for the 2018 year include:
Antonio Ducceschi, CMM, CHBA, General Manager Cluster, Collezione Starhotels, Florence, Italy