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President's Message


Dear MPI-HAC Members:

It is with this in mind that I begin my year as President of MPI-HAC. I am deeply honored by the trust you have placed in me to lead our chapter forward.

Nothing could have prepared us for the challenges we've faced, and continue to, in 2020, however the chapter is lucky to have a strong foundation built by our past leaders and continuously cultivated by our incoming leaders. Please allow me to introduce the group of individuals entrusted with leading our chapter this year and the goals we have collectively set to accomplish.

2020-2021 Board of Directors:

President- Jeff Freitas

Immediate Past President - Lori Roberts-Hurta, CMP

VP Communications - Lana O'Neil

VP Education - Robin Wagner, CMP

VP Finance - Terri Higgins

VP Membership - Stefany Moscoso

VP of Leadership - J.Grant Caplan

Director of Member Care - Jill Rasco

Director of Social Media - OPEN

Director of Recruitment - Julian Wathen

Director of Programs - Veronique Howard

Director of Special Events - OPEN

Chapter Administrator - Shannon Smith

2020-2021 Board Established Goals:

  • Build our membership base, which is currently 185+ strong.
  • Continue to offer CAP'd programs that speak to all members whether they are new to the event planning industry or have years of experience.
  • Bring back in person events as safely as possible.
  • Revitalize our Volunteer Opportunity Network.

As many of you know, this talented, volunteer Board of Directors is committed more than ever to meeting and exceeding the expectations of you, our members. I am so thankful for those who agreed to serve on the board once again this year as well as our new Board Members. As we all find ourselves in a new age of the Meeting Industry, please continue to share with us how we can help you Thrive in the chapter this year.




         Warmest Regards, 

         Jeff Freitas

         MPI-HAC President, 2021 - 2022

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