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MPI Indiana Chapter

Founded in 1992, MPI Indiana offers its 200+ members exciting opportunities to learn, share industry experiences and network with other planners and suppliers. Collectively, the chapter’s membership exercises more than $190 million in annual buying power.

When you join MPI Indiana, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world.



"We are focused on refining a chapter culture where our members feel seen, heard and valued."


- The MPI Indiana Board of Directors.

2025 Board Slate Announced


The MPI Indiana Chapter Nominating Committee has selected the following individuals, whom we believe to have the skills, dedication and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter during their term of office. Please be aware that as a member in good standing you have the right to review and challenge the slate of directors as indicated in the chapter bylaws. If positions remain uncontested, the slate will be considered approved by a unanimous vote after July 30, 2024. The term for all officers and directors is one year and begins January 1, 2025. 


The following slate of officers is elected by the Chapter Board of Directors. They are identified in this communication so members can view the full board proposed for the upcoming term.

President – Chris Bennett, CMP
President-Elect – Kathleen Headington, CMP
Immediate Past President – Bridget Robinson, CMP, CMM
VP, Marketing & Communications – Jason Pierce, CMP, CAE
VP, Membership – Shaun Ballard
VP, Education – Jodie Daugherty, CMP
VP, Finance – Marcie Lapehn, CMP, DMCP

Directors (Board members) 

The following slate of Board members is elected by the membership of the Chapter. This slate will be deemed elected by unanimous vote unless the slate is challenged as outlined in the chapter bylaws.

Director of Marketing & Communications – Jessica Deak-Sims
Director, Recruitment – open
Director, Retention & Recognition – Anna Parr
Director, Education & Special Events - Jennifer Hasty
Director, Education & Events -Paul Bierman, CMP
Director, Sponsorship – John Killacky
Director, Leadership Development – Megan Heronemus

Please direct any questions to Vince Slack, CMP at vince.slack@doitbest.com.
A copy of the Chapter bylaws can be viewed here.       

 Thank you to the nominating committee for their work. Members of the committee are: Vince Slack, CMP, chair; Emilie Perkins, CMP Fellow, CMP, CMM, CAE, PMP, CED; Erica Shonkwiler, CMP; and Jaime Smith, CMP, and Chris Bennett, CMP (non-voting member of the committee).


MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 115
Suppliers: 56
Students: 15
Faculty: 2
Other: 2



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