MPI AZ Black & Gold Awards Gala

June 10th, 2022
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Top Performing Chapter Award
Honorary Achievment Chapter Award




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DESCRIPTION: Plans and implements the year-end Annual Awards Gala held in June of each year.

DESCRIPTION: Coordinates a business education session, which is held twice a year for MPI AZ business owners. This session provides them an opportunity to expand their knowledge and resources, which will assist them in managing their company.

Kate Christensen   Kate Christensen, CMP, DMCP, Co-Chair
480 893-6110
Committee Co-Chair
LisaTucker   Lisa Tucker, Co-Chair
Topaz Meeting Solutions
518 727-6145

DESCRIPTION: Certification opportunities are a part of MPI's Global Training program, which provides an array of career development opportunities that will allow for continuous learning and recognition as a meeting and business event professional. The committee coordinates the CMP Study Groups, mentor program for CMP and CMM designations, certification orientations and promotes Global Training certification programs offered by MPI.

Sukki Jahnke 

Sukki Jahnke, CMP, Co-Chair
Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Tanya Roof  

Tanya Roof, CMP, Co-Chair
Meetings Together

DESCRIPTION: Focuses on giving back to the community by soliciting volunteers from the chapter for community service projects throughout the year. Through these efforts, the committee works to increase awareness of MPI AZ and the hospitality industry. Coordinate all of the volunteer and community service projects, giving members unique networking opportunities. Oversees the selection process for MPI AZ's charitable organizations and works to bring awareness on the selected charities to the chapter. We are a fun group and are always looking for additional volunteers to join us.

Donna Masiulewicz  

Donna Masiulewicz, CMP, Chair
Timeline Meetings & Events

DESCRIPTION: Organizes the annual education forum (Friday-Sunday). Great opportunity for planners and suppliers alike to help plan and coordinate the annual educational retreat for the chapter. Tasks include Raffle, Social Media / PR, Food & Beverage Coordination, Speaker Coordination, Activities and Transportation. Members can learn new areas of skills while having fun! Great networking opportunity.

DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and implements the MPI/HSMAI HospitaliTee Golf Tournament held each year in the Fall.

pallphin Penny Allphin CHME

DESCRIPTION: Plans and executes the Annual Holiday Party in December. The committee finds the location and creates the theme.

    Cristina Depoy, Chair
Depoy Studios

DESCRIPTION: Assures that all members are aware of the upcoming monthly meetings and events by calling them prior. Welcomes all attendees to MPI events and assists with registration at meetings/events.

DESCRIPTION: Drive new member recruitment with a strong new member, guest, and mentoring program designed to welcome and educate on the return of investment that can be obtained by joining MPI. Membership retention will be tasked to increase the value of membership and the retention of current members. Develops and implements fun and exciting monthly and annual programs designed to increase the ROI and the participation of current membership.

DESCRIPTION: Creates, implements, and designs ongoing educational programs to increase membership, knowledge within the meetings, events and hospitality industry as well as enhance business profitability.

Amy Beck  

Amy Beck, Co-Chair
Deutsche Hospitality


DESCRIPTION: Plan and execute the Networking Mixers. The committee will secure the location and organize all event details.

DESCRIPTION: Oversee and manage the process for creating, communicating and delivering monthly eNewsletter and all other relevant activities and promotions between MPI AZI and the public. Specifically ensure that the marketing efforts are establishing relationships with local media, members, industry partners and the local community. Work within MPI AZ to help oversee marketing efforts for MPI AZ events, promotions and communications.


Lisa Tucker, Chair
Topaz Meeting Solutions


Description: Solicits and collects raffle donations to be utilized throughout the year at all chapter events and oversees raffle sales at meetings/events as needed.

DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter social media specific to profile management, enhancements, updating, moderating, and improving public access to MPI AZ’s social media streams through the use of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Ali Reese  

Ali Reese, Chair
Desert Botanical Garden

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for securing Corporate & CVB sponsorships for monthly meetings. Ensures sponsors' benefits are met and communicated to the monthly meeting team. Donation tracking.

DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and executes the annual Spring Fundraiser hand GMID (Global Meetings Industry Day) Celebration held in April.

    Cristina Depoy, Chair
Depoy Studios

Description: Oversees and manages the chapter website specific to editing, refreshing, approving changes, and maintaining design integrity.

KatieMulloy Katie Mulloy, Chair
State Farm Stadium

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