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President's Message


Dear Members and Friends,

It is said that we build off those who have come before us, and I believe that is certainly true when
looking at the legacies of those who have led our Houston Chapter and our MPI association. Those who
have served as president of MPI-HAC worked to articulate and bring to life the kind of organization you,
our membership, envisioned. We had an opportunity to recognize and celebrate many of our Past
Presidents at the June 2022 A Night Among the Stars (ANATS) Gala. Despite having different leadership
styles, experiences, and philosophies, our leaders have guided the organization through times of crisis,
celebration, challenge, and innovation. 

And here I am, having taken up the mantle of President, a little nervous but really excited because I have
the opportunity to work with an amazing team of people, sharing our creativity, collective knowledge,
vision and passion to benefit our membership. 

                                          Dream Team

Look at the people in the photos included with this letter, our 2022-23 Board of Directors. You each
know members of this board personally and you know what their talents are, what they are capable of
achieving when they set their minds to it. When we were inducted into our positions during ANATS,
each of us agreed to ethically, honestly, diligently serve the Chapter to the best of our abilities. We are
a motivated and enterprising group and I’d like to share just some of the items our group is undertaking
this year:

  • Bring top notch education through the CAP’d programs, while changing up the traditional
    schedule to help make it easier for more people to attend through the year. In addition to the
    traditional luncheons we will be incorporating morning programs and afternoon/evening
    programs as way to offer educational content and networking that will hopefully fir with more
    of our members schedules. Watch for information on the Chapter website as well as MPI-HAC’s
    LinkedIn , Facebook and Instagram pages. If you have not gotten connected to our MPI-HAC
    Social Media – do that too.
  • Partner on and produce training opportunities for those new to our industry as well as find new
    ways to support those seeking to get their CMP or CMM.
  • Develop Behind the Scenes experiences where members can get an insider look and experience
    what it takes to produce some of our City’s premier events.
  • Find new ways to get members engaged, involved and passionate about the work we are all
    doing to further our industry, our organization and ultimately our own professional missions.
  • Establish a Past President’s Council – bringing the brain trust of MPI-HAC leadership together to
    help us navigate the roads forward.

Our board is passionate about working to fulfill our mission of making a difference, leaving the chapter
in a better place than when we started and hopefully setting in motion tangible impacts that will help
our Chapter continue to grow and positively evolve long into the future as we keep learning what our
world looks like today. We welcome you to join us in our mission. Contributing your insights, talents
and enthusiasm will help us to realize ultimate success. Would you consider joining us in bringing our
goals to fruition this year as a volunteer? Let us know at mpihac@att.net. We’d love to get you

All of our previous leaders and volunteers have contributed to MPI Houston Area Chapter’s rich history.
Collectively, their actions have helped us to move the profession forward to do an even better job of
meeting the needs of our clients, members, peers and communities. I look forward adding to that
history, to serving our Chapter, our membership, and our industry. I hope when we come to the end of
the term, June 30, 2023, our team will be able to share that we have achieved our plans, made a
difference for our members and are leaving our chapter stronger, more abundant, more beneficial for
and more relevant to our Houston meetings community.

Thank you for your time, your consideration and thank you for your continued support of MPI Houston
Area Chapter.



Elizabeth R. Brazil, CMP

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