Leadership & Governance

International Board of Directors

2021 Officers


 

stephen-revetria

Chair

Stephen Revetria
President
Giants Enterprises 
San Francisco, California USA

 

Steve O'Malley

Immediate Past Chair

Steve O'Malley, HMCC, CITP
Enterprise Vice President, COO
Maritz Travel
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Bonnie-Carlson

Chair-Elect

Bonnie Carlson, CDME
President & CEO
Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bloomington, Minnesota USA

Michelle-Allgauer

Vice-Chair - Finance

Michelle Allgauer, CAE, CMM, CMP
Senior Vice President, Education & Engagement
Financial Services Institute (FSI)
Washington D.C., USA

Ex-Officio


Paul- Van Deventer

Ex-Officio

Paul Van Deventer
President and CEO
Meeting Professionals International
Dallas, Texas USA

Artoush-Varshosaz

Legal Counsel

Artoush Varshosaz
Legal Cousel
Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Dallas, Texas USA

Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2021


Todd-Marinko

Chair, Foundation Global Board of Trustees

Todd Marinko
Owner, Red Fox Consulting
Dallas, Texas USA

 

Rob-Adams

Rob Adams
CEO
Bishop-McCann
Kansas City, Missouri USA

 

Cleo Battle

Cleo Battle, CDME, CASE
President & CEO
Louisville Tourism
Louisville, Kentucky USA


michael-guerriero

Michael Guerriero
President
Digitell, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio USA

 

leslie-menichini

Leslie Menichini
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Orlando, Florida USA

chris-meyer

Chris Meyer
CEO
George P. Johnson
San Francisco, California USA

miguel-neves

Miguel Neves, CMP
Editor-in-Chief
EventMB
Copenhagen, Denmark

Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2022


jason-carroll

Jason Carroll, CMP
President & CEO 
On|Point Events Group
Tampa, Florida USA


john-ehlenfeldt

John Ehlenfeldt, CDME, CMP
Executive Vice President
Visit Huntington Beach, 
Huntington Beach, CA USA

Kerry Lambert

Kerry Lambert, CMP, MTA
Vice President, Digital Delivery 
Freeman 
Arlington, VA

Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2023



julie-coker

Julie Coker
President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority
San Diego, California USA

janet-dell

Janet Dell
President & Chief Operating Officer
Freeman
Chicago, Illinois USA


tammy-routh

Tammy Routh
Senior Vice President – Global Sales
Marriott International
Chicago, Illinois USA

micael-wojlmuth

Michel Wohlmuth
CEO
Creatividad
Mexico City, Mexico

Emeritus


Jon Howe

Legal Counsel - Emeritus

Jonathan T. Howe, Esq.
President/Senior Partner
Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
Chicago, Illinois USA

Global Board of Trustees

2021 Executive Committee


Todd-Marinko

Chair

Todd Marinko
Owner, Red Fox Consulting
Dallas, Texas USA

Chandra Allison

Immediate Past Chair

Chandra Allison
Senior Vice President of Sales
Venetian Resort & Sands Expo Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada USA


gary-schirmacher

Chair-Elect

Gary Schirmacher, CMP
CEO
Total Hospitality Industry Solutions
Erie, Colorado USA

jennifer-beatty

Vice-Chair - Finance

Jennifer Beatty
Director of Business Development, International
Tourism Calgary
Toronto, Ontario Canada

brad-kent

Vice-Chair - Business Development

D. Bradley Kent
Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer
VisitDallas
Dallas, Texas USA

sarah-soliman-daudin

Vice-Chair - Chapters

Sarah Soliman, DES
President & CEO
Soliman Productions, Inc.
Orlando, Florida USA

sarah-soliman-daudin

Vice-Chair - Programs

Gina Samci
Senior Director, Global Accounts
Marriott International
Lincoln, Nebraska USA

Terms Expiring 2021


joey-nevin

Joey Nevin
Vice-President
Giants Enterprises
San Francisco, California USA 

Lisa-Messina

US Council Chair

Lisa Messina
Vice President of Sales
Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

David-Kilman

David Kliman, CMM
President
The Kliman Group, Inc.
Santa Rosa, California USA

Vince LaRuffa

Vince LaRuffa
Senior Vice President, Resort Sales & Marketing
Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida USA

Ernest-Stovall

Ernest Stovall
Vice President of Sales 
Mandalay Resort & Casino and Delano | Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

darren-green

Darren Green
Senior Vice President, Sales
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Los Angeles, California USA

 

Terms Expiring 2022


krzysztof-celuch

EMEA Council Chair

Krzysztof Celuch, CMM, CITE, CIS, HMCC, CED
Vice-Rector / Professor
Vistula School of Hospitality
Warsaw, Poland

Candace Schierling

Canada Council Chair

Candace Schierling
Director of National Sales
Tourism Saskatoon
Saskatoon, Canada

brad-dean

Brad Dean
CEO
Discover Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico

gerilyn-horan

Gerilyn Horan

Vice President, Group Sales
Hilton Worldwide
New York, New York USA

sharon-jarrett

Sharon Jarrett
President & CEO
Jarrett Affairs - Event Design & Productions
Charlotte, NC USA

Mary Kreins

Mary Kreins
Senior National Sales Director
Disney Meetings & Events
Washington D.C., USA

Terms Expiring 2023


Antonio-Ducceschi

Antonio Ducceschi CMM, CHBA
Chief Commercial Officer
Collezione Starhotels
Florence, Italy

Julie-A-Krueger

Julie Krueger
Business Development Director – International
The Freeman Company
Dallas, Texas USA

joe-marcy

Joe Marcy, CMP
Business Development Executive
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Manhattan Beach, CA USA

Susie-Townsend

Susie Townsend
Senior Vice President, Visitor Experience
Visit Indy
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

yumi-yasuda

Yumi Yasuda
Director - Japan Market
nexTech AR Solutions, Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

Richard Allchid

Richard Allchid, CMP
Senior Sales Manager
IMEX Group
Brighton, UK


 Executive Leadership

paul-vandeventer-2021

Paul Van Deventer

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
 


Bernie Schraer

Bernie Schraer

Sr. Vice President, Global Business Development


Annette Gregg

Annette Gregg, CMM, MBA

Sr. Vice President of Experience

Michael Crumrine

Michael Crumrine

Vice President, Information Technology

Diane Hawkins

Diane Hawkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, People, Performance and Administrative Services

Scott Mackinaw

Scott Mackinaw

Vice President, Finance


Drew Holmgreen

Drew Holmgreen, CED

Vice President, Brand Engagement

Kevin Kirby

Kevin Kirby

Executive Director, MPI Foundation

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Structure


 

The governing body of MPI is the International Board of Directors. The International Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the organization's strategic plans. It oversees financial integrity and monitors performance against achievement of strategy and long-term vision. The current MPI International Board of Directors will remain in office until December 31, 2021. 

Each year, MPI members in good standing are eligible to submit an application to serve on the MPI International Board of Directors. The call for applications open July 1st each year. By November 1st, the Board Development Committee shall submit a slate of one (1) candidate for each vacancy on the MPI International Board of Directors and each office of MPI. See the complete volunteer timeline.