Leadership & Governance

2021 International Board of Directors Slate

IBOD Announcement 


International Board of Directors

2020 Officers

Steve-O'Malley

Chair

Steve O'Malley, HMCC, CITP
Division President
Maritz Travel
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Amanda_Armstrong

Immediate Past Chair

Amanda Armstrong, CMP
Assistant Vice President
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
San Diego, California USA

 

Stephen Revetria

Chair-Elect

Stephen Revetria
President
Giants Enterprises 
San Francisco, California USA

Bonnie-Carlson

Vice Chair - Finance

Bonnie Carlson, CDME
President & CEO
Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bloomington, Minnesota 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 2020

Chandra Allison

Chair, Foundation Global Board of Trustees

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

Antonio-Ducceschi

Antonio Ducceschi CMM, CHBA
General Manager Cluster
Collezione Starhotels
Florence, Italy

Kaaren Hamilton

Kaaren Hamilton, CMP, CMM, HMCC
VP, Global Sales
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
New York, USA

Brent-Taylor

Brent Taylor, CMM, CMP
President & COO
Timewise Event Management
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Michelle-Allgauer

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

Tracy Judge

Tracy Judge
Founder & Chief Connector
Soundings Connect
San Diego, CA

Michael-Massari

Michael Massari
Chief Sales Officer
Caesars Entertainment
Las vegas, Nevada USA

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Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2021

 

Rob-Adams

Rob Adams
CEO
Bishop-McCann
Kansas City, Missouri USA

 

Cleo Battle

Cleo Battle, CDME, CASE
Executive Vice President
Louisville Tourism
Louisville, Kentucky USA

 

Leslie-Menichini

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

Miguel-Neves

Miguel Neves, CMP
Social Strategist
Miguelseven.com
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2022

Jason Carroll

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


J.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

Emeritus

Jon Howe

Legal Counsel - Emeritus

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

 Executive Leadership

Paul-Van-Deventer

Paul Van Deventer

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
 

Darren-Temple

Darren Temple

Chief Operations Officer (COO)


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

Vice President, Brand Engagement

Kevin Kirby

Kevin Kirby

Executive Director, MPI Foundation

Global Board of Trustees

2020 Executive Committee

Chandra Allison

Chair

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

Carole-McKellar

Immediate Past Chair

Carole McKellar, MA, CMM Chartered FCIPD
Vice President EMEA
HelmsBriscoe

Manchester, United Kingdom

GBOT-Todd-Marinko

Chair-Elect

Todd Marinko
Group Vice President, Marketing
PSAV
Dallas, Texas USA

Jennifer Beatty

Vice-Chair - Programs

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

Gary Schirmacher

Vice-Chair - Finance

Gary Schirmacher
Senior Vice President, Industry Presence & Strategic Development
Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company
Denver, Colorado, USA

brad-kent

Vice-Chair - Business Development

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

Sarah Soliman

Vice-Chair - Chapters

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

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Terms Expiring 2020

Susie-Townsend

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

Gina Samci

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

Marti Winer

Marti Winer
Vice President of Operations
MGM Resorts Event Productions
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Julie-A-Krueger

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

Terms Expiring 2021

joey-nevin

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

Vince LaRuffa

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

David-Kilman

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

Lisa-Messina

US Council Chair

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

Mary Kreins

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

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

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, 2020. 

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.