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Board of Directors

MPI Greater Edmonton Chapter’s strong and vibrant Board of Directors were elected to develop and execute plans to meet and exceed the needs of our members.  

 

These needs range from Ability to Network, Industry Education, Employment Opportunities, Resources, Volunteer Opportunities and so on. Please reach out to us directly at anytime to answer questions or help in any way, even about our interests, hobbies or skills.  We are here to serve YOU.

Please see below for our 2021-2022 Board of Directors.

President

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Anne-Marie Pasquino

AMP Events & Consulting

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Passion and purpose are the driving forces behind everything that I do.  With over 15 years of experience in events, sponsorships, marketing, and customer service, I developed a passion for relationship-building, for creating memorable experiences that allow clients to tell their stories and engage with customers. Being a member of MPI has allowed me to connect with like-minded individuals as well look for opportunities to build strategic partnerships between the chapter and the local event industry. When I am not traveling between Montreal (where I am originally from) and Edmonton, you can find me planning my next trip or researching local new foodie hangouts.

President Elect

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Cindy Wallace
Association of Alberta Registry Agents (AARA)

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Member Engagement Specialist at the Association of Alberta Registry Agents (AARA)

I originally joined MPI as a student through Mount Royal College. Mount Royal encouraged me to join MPI, as did my father-in-law, who was a member of MPI many years ago. He told me, “If you ever get a chance to join MPI, do it.” I did, and I am so glad about that decision. 

I love making new friends through MPI networking opportunities and using in my own events the new skills that I have learned at educational sessions. The MPI community is not competitive, but supportive. I can always bounce ideas and ask for expert advice from the people that I have met through MPI.

Other than my love of event planning, I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, hosting game nights, and attending concerts and expos. 

Immediate Past President

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Kristin Glass, CMP

Kristin Glass Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have been passionate about experiences as long as I can remember, so creating those for other people now is a dream come true. Like a compass pointing North, my involvement with MPI has guided me throughout my career. I still have much to learn and space to grow, but my MPI connections and experiences have been so valuable to my journey that giving back by serving on the Board was an easy decision to make.

When I'm not planning events, you can find me at concerts, playing sports, traveling, or listening to the newest Taylor Swift album.

Director at Large 

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Tina Tillapaugh

BUKSA Conferences + Associations

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Tina has extensive experience in the events and associations industries. Working primarily in the sports, entertainment, and hospitality sectors, Tina has served associations and organizations across Alberta for years. Her focused attention to detail pairs well with her big-picture thinking, meaning that she does what it takes to get every job done right. Her favourite experience working with her clients is creating exceptional experiences and memorable events. Tina’s effective communication skills and ability to build strong relationships leave her clients thoroughly impressed. 

 

You’ll also find her travelling, reading, working out, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks (GO HAWKS!) - Tina does it all. 

 

Director of Partnerships

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Shirlene Cuaresma

Explore Edmonton

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Shirlene is a huge people person that has spent over 15 years in the hospitality and tourism industry. She has worked in Edmonton’s well-known landmarks, such as The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald and West Edmonton Mall, as well as Vancouver’s Pan Pacific Hotel. These places have given her a well-rounded skill set and a variety of interesting clientele to work with. With a sales and events background and customer service specialty, she currently holds a position with Explore Edmonton as the Business Development Account Manager for the Technology and Innovation Sector. She loves meeting new people everywhere she goes, be it on the trails in the Rockies; in the stands, watching the kids play hockey; or even in our local greenhouses and parks


Director of Communications

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Calli Anderson

Owner of Celebrations by Calli

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Calli has been a member of the MPI Greater Edmonton Chapter for 4 years, where she also volunteers her time within. An event planner with many years of diverse experience as a certified event manager with a bilingual French diploma.

She specializes in weddings, and whether big or small her company Celebrations by Calli is all about making her client's dreams come true through her passion and vision.

During her downtime away from the planning world, she loves to do puzzles, painting, playing with her Australian Shepard Kylo, and hanging with family, and friends. Anyone that knows Calli, also knows she is a huge foodie and her favorite thing to do is check out Edmonton's restaurant scene.

Vice President of Memberships

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Liane Courneyor

TNT Events

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I have studied Journalism and Advertising, but for over 25 years, my partner and I at TNT Event Planning have been presenting some of Edmonton's most successful events. From small intimate gatherings to huge, multi-sport events like Corporate Challenge; in which I have been the Games Manager/Executive Director of Edmonton and Area Corporate Challenge since 1999. In my personal time I love to spend time with my dog Millie and my partner Steve, and my passion for travel has taken me to 56 countries and counting. I look forward to my role on this board and working with some wonderful people.

Vice President of Education & Events

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Noreen Hendershot

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I have been a member since August 2020, when I enrolled at NAIT and currently working towards my Event Management Certification. MPI has become a valuable resource in my roll as Director of Communications, and my journey to becoming an Event Planner. Volunteering on the board, has introduced me to new skills and gave me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people. Looking forward to an amazing term.

Chapter Administrator 

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Jeanette Petriko

Tanner Young Publishing Group

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As a new member of MPI as well as a new member of the BOD, I’m excited to learn more about this fabulous industry and to meet new people!

Now that my kids are pretty much grown, a new goal is to start travelling more. I like reading, going to movies, gardening and watching NFL football. Go Pats!

Vacancies:

We currently have these great roles available:

 

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If you are interested in joining our Board, please send us an email to mpiedmonton@gmail.com


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