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About Our Chapter

With more than 300 members, MPI Arizona Sunbelt promotes excellence in the meetings industry through education, certification, advocacy and business alliances. The chapter hosts a number of special events annually, including EduCon and the MPI/HSMAI Golf Tournament.

When you join MPI Arizona Sunbelt, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world.


MPI's Arizona Sunbelt Chapter

Your MPI AZ 2023-24 MPI AZ Staff & Board of Directors:

Pictured in order top left to bottom right

Executive Director: Joanne Winter
Executive Assistant: Becky Bulkley
President: Mary Anne Whittle, CMP - Arizona Farm Bureau
President-Elect: Amber May, CMP, CMM - Forever Amber 365 Events
Immediate Past President: Terrie Rickard - ADI Meetings & Events, LLC
Vice President, Finance: Michelle Huebner, CMP – Sonesta Suites Scottsdale
Vice President, Education: Sarah Cunningham - Phoenix Convention Center
Vice President, Communication: Sukki Jahnke, CMP, IOM - The GLO Group
Vice President, Membership: Kerri O'Brien Rose, CMP, Independent Planner
Director, Strategic Alliances: Deborah Lahti - ALIGNED Hospitality Management
Director, Education: Karen Draeger, CMP – United Flow Technologies
Director, Communications: Vanessa Gonzalez – Mesa Convention Center, Amphitheatre, and The Post 
Director, Membership: Jeremy Martorano - Latest Craze Productions





MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 100
Suppliers: 102
Students: 21
Faculty: 3
Other: 6

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