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

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.


Amy Hummell, CMP, Co-Chair
Meetings by Amy

Kim Dixon-Williams 

Kimberly Dixon-Williams, CMP, Co-Chair


MPI AZ's Community Outreach Committee comes together to create projects, organize collection drives, and provide outlets for volunteerism with local charities. We will be supporting multiple charities throughout the 2023-2024 year. Be sure to follow us on social media for updates on the monthly charitable project.

 For more information, contact Donna Masiulewicz, CMP.

Donna Masiulewicz 

Donna Masiulewicz, CMP, Chair
Timeline Meetings & Events

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the MPI ARIZONA SUNBELT CHAPTER, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to promote a safe, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all differences and identities are respected, valued, and included, and where representation is encouraged and celebrated.

Timmesse Thompson, Chair
Timmesse Events, LLC

Description:  Oversees and manages the chapter social media, newsletter and website specific to management, updating, moderating, and improving public access to MPI AZ';s digital media sources.



Amanda Ocenas
Recent Graduate



Keith Chandler
Operations Administrator



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 Spring.

pallphin Penny Allphin CHME


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

Donna Masiulewicz 
Donna Masiulewicz, CMP
Timeline Meetings and Events
Phone: 630.841.5545


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

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: 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 chapter public and partner relations specific to media, press releases, monitoring sponsor benefits and ensuring MPI AZ’s public communications.

Javier Carlos 

Javier Carlos
C West Entertainment



Karen Draeger
Site One


Janae Nelson 

Janae Nelson
ASM / Desert Diamond Arena



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