MPI CAC Coronavirus Statement

Updated March 19, 2020

As the industry continues to monitor and adjust to COVID-19, we would like to ensure you that MPI Chicago Area Chapter is doing the same. It is important we come together as a community to support each other, focus on our industry, our members and the health and safety of both.

With the recent developments of COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations for events, we have made the incredibly hard decision to cancel Industry Xchange on April 14. As we continue to monitor the situation we will keep you informed of any changes.

We encourage you to utilize the resources available to our industry for real-time updates, mitigation techniques, and best practices.


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Industry Xchange is CANCELED!
With the recent developments of COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations, Industry Xchange is canceled
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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Erin Babarskis, CMP
Americas Event Manager | Global Travel Meeting & Events, EY
Keri Miller
Associate Director of Sales, Entertainment Cruises Chicago
Cesar Barradas, CMP, MSAT
VP - Finance
Director, Business Analytics and Improvement American Dental Association
Luciana "Lu" Clark
VP - Communications
Manager, Sales Enablement-Annual Meeting & Live CE, ADA Business Group
Jeanne Hahn
VP - Membership
Director of Sales & Marketing, Q Center
Tammy Anderson, CMP
VP - Education
Manager, Conference Services, Education & Administrative Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Aine O'Brien
VP - Education Operations
Global Catering Program Manager, Google
Heather Brown, CMP, DMCP
VP - Special Events
General Manager, PRA Chicago

Fergal O'Sullivan, CMP, CASE
Immediate Past President
Global Account Executive, Marriott International

Board of Directors

Tanya Mishigian
Director of Sponsorship
Senior Account Manager, Entertainment Cruises Chicago
Cyndi Roppolo Rosenberg
Director of Holiday Party & Awards Event
New Business Development, Kehoe Designs
Hilary Saurer
Director of Leadership Development
Director of Private Events & Hospitality, Levy Restaurants
Colleen Morgan, CMP
Director of Conferences
Senior Planner, Global Meetings & Events, Spencer Stuart
Jeanette Kilrea
Director of Education Programs
Manager, Meetings & Events, Grant Thornton
Kara Ferguson, CMP, MSHTM
Director of Education Content
Meeting Planner, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Emily Yao
Director of Member Recruitment
Account Executive, 360 Destination Group
Sara Broderick
Director of Member Care
Director of Regional Accounts, Midwest, Wynn Las Vegas

Kim Funk
Director of Golf Classic & Trivia Night
Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Heather Warthen
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Events Officer, 22nd Century Media


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