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Call For Nominations

Board of Directors 2020-2021

Our strong and vibrant MPI Houston chapter relies upon the dedication and outstanding service of our volunteers! This is a great opportunity to build your professional skill set, expand your network and contribute to the long-term success of the Houston meetings industry.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve as officers and directors on the 2020-2021 Board of Directors taking office on July 1, 2020.


The following positions are open for nomination:

(1) President-Elect: One-year term with Three-year commitment (automatic succession to President in 2019-2020)
(5) Vice Presidents: One-year term

(7) Directors: One-year term

The 2019-2020 President, Linda Hampton-Norris, CMP will become the Immediate Past President and 2019-2020 President-Elect, Lori Roberts-Hurta, CMP, will take office as the 2020-2021 MPI-HAC President.

Please review the Board of Directors Position Descriptions prior to submitting an application. Any non-student member in good standing is eligible for nomination.

The Nominating Committee will use the following criteria in considering candidates:

  • Willingness and ability to fulfill the obligations of office in the capacity indicated
  • History of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI or the chapter
  • Desire to contribute time, energy, support and creativity to the chapter with consent of employer
  • Leadership, business and management experience outside of MPI
  • Completed application
  • Results of phone or personal interview if applicable


The Nominating Committee is comprised of the following individuals:

  • Lori Roberts-Hurta, CMP, President Elect
  • Christy Spisak, Past President
  • Carolyn Butterworth, CMP, TEXPERS
  • Gloria Smith, The Westin at the Woodlands
  • Kelley Wohlenberg, Pinstripes

Nominating Process:

If you know a current member that would be best utilized at the board level, please nominate that person. It’s perfectly acceptable to nominate more than one individual for any of the board positions. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged – please nominate yourself if you are interested!

The deadline for nominations is  Friday, January 10, 2020.


Members of the Nominating Committee will request interviews with all candidates to occur prior to the Nominating Committee Meeting. The committee will recommend one candidate per position on a slate that will be presented to the membership in February, and if no positions are contested, elected candidates will take office on July 1, 2020.


Thank you in advance for your nomination,



Shannon Smith, CMP
Chapter Administrator

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