MPI Chicago Award Nominations
January 19, 2024 - March 10, 2024
Nominate a deserving industry professional or organization for a 2023-24 award through March 10, 2024
Submit your Nominations here!

Industry Xchange 2024
April 11, 2024
Join your fellow Chicago meetings and events industry professionals to celebrate Global Meeting Industry Day!

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Executive Committee

Hilary Saurer
Director of Private Events & Hospitality | Levy, Ravinia Festival
Allison Hines
Senior Meeting & Event Planner | NHS Global Events
Barbara Balugarus
Vice President Education
National Accounts Director | Visit Orlando
Jessica Lindberg
Vice President - Special Events
Event Sales/Marketing Comm. Manager | Edward Fox Photography & Video
Sara Broderick
Vice President Communications
Director of Regional Accounts | Wynn Resorts
Erika Johnson
Vice President Finance
Special Events Manager | Chicago History Museum
Stephanie Salvatierra
Vice President IDEA
Strategic Meeting Manager | Canvas Meetings & Incentives

Loretta Yingling
Vice President - Membership
National Sales Manager | Visit Raleigh
Heather Brown, CMP, DMCP
Immediate Past President
Regional Vice President, Chicago & Southeast | PRA Events, Inc.

Board of Directors

Liz Hake
Director - Membership
Senior Sales & Catering Manager | Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Bunny Lee
Director - Education Content
Senior Meetings Service Manager | DRI
Jennifer Kramer
Director - Educational Events
Senior Sales Manager | Hiltons of Chicago
Anna Hess
Director - Leadership Development
Social Media Manager | Lola Charles Communications
Katrina Whaley
Director - Education Programs
Field Producer | REEL IMPACT Audiovisual
Jamie Sowski
Director - Awards Event & Trivia Night
Cboe Global Markets | Director - Awards Event & Trivia Night
Emily Yao
Director - Golf Classic & Holiday Party
Manager, Event Services | CTC Destination Management, a DMC Network Company
Adam Tanguay
Director - Partner Development
Vice President of Sales and Operations | Go Team Events

Laura Harris
Director - Marketing & Communications
Associate Event Manager | George P. Johnson

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