President's Message

 

Dear MPI-HAC Members:

It is with a sense of delight that I begin my year as President of MPI-HAC. Thank you for this opportunity to build on the past successes of our chapter.  

As many of you know, the Board of Directors is a volunteer board, committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our members and I am thankful for those who will serve with me this year.
 
Since the inception of our chapter 41 years ago, in 1978, we have seen some great periods of growth and also experienced some challenging years. Currently, we are seeing growth in our membership, which is 250+ strong. Our chapter continues to create opportunities for professional development via our education programs, as well as offers the chance to build lasting relationships through networking. 
 
Our goals this year are to continue to build our membership base and offer programs that speak to all members whether they are new to the event planning industry or have years of experience. I invite you to participate with us on this journey and would use this opportunity to remind you that we are encouraging each member to bring a guest (complimentary if first time attendee) to any of our CAP’d Luncheons, effective from July 24, 2019 to our last scheduled luncheon for the physical year in April of 2020.
 
As many of you may know, I started with Norris Conference Centers just prior to opening our first venue in Austin, Texas in 1990. Prior to my 29+ year career with Norris, I worked with the Austin Boat Dealers Association and was responsible for producing the Austin Boat & RV Show for a number of years. In addition, I produced a number of Concerts in the Plaza, while employed with Prentiss Properties. 
 

My passion for event planning remains just as strong today as it did when I first got started in the industry. Together, I am looking forward to sharing this passion and serving this organization to the best of my abilities.

 

Warm Regards,
 
Linda Hampton-Norris, CMP
CEO, Norris Conference Centers

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