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

 

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

Time commitment: 20 hours per year

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jwongJulie Wong, CMP
The Event Concierge
602-569-5333
Committee Co-Chair
jwong@mpi-az.org
 
aking Anne King, CMP
MeetingWise
480-838-9336
aking@mpi-az.org

 
 


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.

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Sukki Jahnke 

Sukki Jahnke, CMP

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

480-736-4283

sjahnke@mpi-az.org

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.

Time commitment: Monthly via Webcall
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LoriAnn Harnish 

LoriAnn Harnish
Speaking of Meetings
480-695-8854
lharnish@mpi-az.org

 

DESCRIPTION: Organizes the annual education forum to be held October 30 - November 1, 2020 in Maricopa, AZ. 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. 

Time commitment: 2 – 10 hours monthly through retreat. Must be onsite for the retreat.
How often does Committee meet: Once a month in person or by phone

Adrienn Massaglia 

Adrienn Massaglia

Caesars Entertainment

480-802-5049

amassaglia@mpi-az.org

Terry McDonald 

Terry McDonald

Event Rents

602-516-1000

tmcdonald@mpi-az.org


 

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

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

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MaryLynne Christman ALT MaryLynne Christman, CMP, CMM
Collaborative Event Management
602-334-7737
mchristman@mpi-az.org


DESCRIPTION: Oversee and manage the process for creating, communicating and delivering the monthly eNewsletter and all other relevant activities and promotions between MPI AZ 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.

Time commitment: Monthly via webcall
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Lisa Tucker 

Lisa Tucker

Topaz Meetings & Event Solutions

518-727-6145

ltucker@mpi-az.org

 

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

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myoung

 

Mary Young, CMP
The Hermosa Inn
480-710-7687

myoung@mpi-az.org

DESCRIPTION: Plan and execute the inaugural Networking mixer to be held in January. The committee will secure the location and organize all event details.

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OPEN

 

 

Description: Send out requests for raffle donations to be utilized throughout the year at all chapter events. Sell raffle tickets at events as needed. Donation tracking.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

How often does Committee Meet: Monthly via web call

 

Ann Steward 

Ann Steward
Visit Prescott
928-777-1259

asteward@mpi-az.org

Amanda Ocenas 

Amanda Ocenas
Arizona State University
623-505-8212

aocenas@mpi-az.org

 

DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and executes the annual Spring Fundraiser to take place in either March or April.

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DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter website's 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, Twitter and Instagram.

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How often does Committee meet: Monthly via webcall

Cathy Clifton 

Cathy Clifton
Experient
480-241-1648

cclifton@mpi-az.org

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

Time commitment: 2-3 hours per month

How often does Committee meet: Monthly, via web call

FelizLeyba 

Feliz Leyba
Harrah's Ak-Chin Resort & Casino
602-796-4223
fleyba@mpi-az.org

 

 

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

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Open

 

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