Leadership & Governance

International Board of Directors

2023 Officers


 

Cleo Battle

Chair

Cleo Battle, CDME, CASE
(Term expires in 2024)
President & CEO
Louisville Tourism
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Michelle-Allgauer

Chair-Elect

Michelle Allgauer, CAE, CMM, CMP Fellow
(Term expires 2025)
Senior Vice President, Education & Engagement
Financial Services Institute (FSI)
Washington D.C., USA

 

Rob-Adams

Vice Chair - Finance

Rob Adams
(Term expires 2023)
CEO
Bishop-McCann
Kansas City, Missouri, USA


stephen-revetria

Immediate Past Chair

Bonnie Carlson, CDME
(Term expires in 2023)
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 2023



julie-coker

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


tammy-routh

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

micael-wojlmuth

Michel Wohlmuth
CEO
Creatividad
Mexico City, Mexico

jennifer-beatty

Chair MPI Foundation

Jennifer Beatty, DES, HMCC
Director of Partnerships
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Robbert-Weddepohl

Robbert Weddepohl
Group Venue Director
Stage Entertainment B.V.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Genaya-Cameron

Genaya Cameron, CMM
Senior Director, Event Operations
Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2024



michael-guerriero

Michael Guerriero
Business Consultant
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Bobby-Heard

Bobby Heard, CAE
COO 
American College of Emergency Physicians
Irving, Texas, USA

Lisa-Messina

Lisa Messina
Chief Sales Officer
LVCVA
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

chris-meyer

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

Board of Directors - Terms Expiring 2025



michael-guerriero

Charles Bello, CDS
Senior Vice President/Team Director
ConferenceDirect
San Francisco, California, USA


michael-guerriero

Gerilyn Horan
Vice President, Group Sales & Strategic Accounts
Hilton Worldwide
New York, New York, USA


Dzidra Junior

Dzidra Junior, CMP
Vice President of Business Development
YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado, USA


michael-guerriero

Jim Russell
Executive Vice President, Client Relationships
Freeman
Dallas, Texas, USA

Emeritus


Jon Howe

Legal Counsel - Emeritus

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

Global Board of Trustees

2023 Executive Committee


jennifer-beatty

Chair

Jennifer Beatty, DES, HMCC
Director of Partnerships
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


gary-schirmacher

Immediate Past Chair

Gary Schirmacher, CMP
Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition
Maritz Global Events
Erie, Colorado, USA

Julie-A-Krueger

Chair-Elect

Susie Townsend
Chief Destination Experience Officer
Visit Indy
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Julie-A-Krueger

Vice Chair - Business Development

Julie Krueger
Business Development Director – International
The Freeman Company
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

David-Kilman

Vice-Chair -  Finance

David Kliman, CMM
President
The Kliman Group, Inc.
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Terms Expiring 2023


Richard Allchid

Richard Allchild, CMP
Head of Sales
IMEX Group
Brighton, UK

Antonio-Ducceschi

Antonio Ducceschi CMM, CHBA - EMEA Council Chair
Chief Commercial Officer
Collezione Starhotels
Florence, Italy

Joe-Marcy

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


Brent Hill

Brent Hill
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Orange Park, Florida, USA

 

Terms Expiring 2024


Rebecca-DeLuca

Rebecca DeLuca, CMP - US Council Chair
Director of Key Accounts & Strategic Partnerships
Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

darren-green

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

 

joey-nevin

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

Rich-Reasons

Rich Reasons
President
Simpleview Inc.
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Ernest-Stovall

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

Valeria-Serrano-Suzan

Valeria Serrano Suzan, PCS - Latin American Council Chair
Managing Director
CTA Event Designer & DMC
Cancun, Mexico


john-ehlenfeldt

John Ehlenfeldt, CDME, CMP
DEI Consulting/Industry Leader
Long Beach, California, USA

Terms Expiring 2025



Angie Ahrens

Angie Ahrens, CMP, CMM
Director, Global Events
MRI Software
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

krzysztof-celuch

Dr. Krzysztof Celuch, CMM, CITE, CIS, HMCC, CED

Vice-Rector / Professor
Vistula School of Hospitality
Warsaw, Poland

brad-dean

Brad Dean
CEO
Discover Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Darlene-Kelly-Stewart

Darlene Kelly-Stewart - Canada Council Chair
Owner
Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services
Richmond, Ontario, Canada

Darlene-Kelly-Stewart

Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM, DES
Vice President of Sales and Industry Relations
Teneo Hospitality Group
San Francisco, California, USA


Kim Napolitano

Kimberly Napolitano, CASE
Executive Director, Industry Relations, and Intermediary Group Sales
Hilton Worldwide
McLean, Virginia, USA

 

 Executive Leadership

paul-vandeventer-2021

Paul Van Deventer

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
 

Michael Crumrine

Michael Crumrine

Chief Administrative Officer


Drew Holmgreen

Drew Holmgreen, CED

Chief Brand Officer

Scott Mackinaw

Scott Mackinaw

Chief Financial Officer

Diane Hawkins

Diane Hawkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Executive Vice President Volunteer 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 through the end of the calendar year.

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.