Top Performing Chapter Award
Top Performing Chapter Award



Mentor and Mentee Connections

MPI Indiana offers its members the opportunity take advantage of the Mentor and Mentee Connections page. Our community of Mentors are experienced professionals in the event industry available to share their perspectives and advice while creating a supportive environment to learn, teach and share knowledge. 

Benefits to Mentee:

  • Real world insight
  • Exposure to new ideas, perspectives, learning experience and resources
  • Networking opportunities
  • Receive assistance with long-term career planning and direction

Benefits to Mentor:

  • Exposure to new ideas and perspectives
  • Enhancement of leadership and coaching skills
  • Develop and retain talent in your organization
  • Creating a legacy

Things To Know 

Getting Started

  • Mentees must currently be a member in good standing of the MPI Indiana Chapter.
  • Mentees will select and contact the Mentor of their choice, sharing a short biography and her/his goals of a mentor relationship. If deemed a good fit, mentor and mentee will arrange their first meeting. Mentors and Mentees will establish when and how often to meet.
  • Interested Mentors will complete the application form here and review the Mentor Playbook for planning and guidance with meetings. Once your application has been received and reviewed, your profile will be posted below under the "Available Mentors" section.

Important Guidelines

  • All discussions are for informational purposes and are confidential!
  • The Mentorship Program is intended to create personal relationships and further professional development. While we encourage participants to learn about each other’s day-to-day jobs, this is not a platform for a sales pitch.”
  • Any expenses incurred by Mentor or Mentee while participating in this program are the sole responsibility of the individuals involved and not MPI IN.


  • After completing the Mentoring Program, ideally after 6-12 months, each Mentor and Mentee will fill out an Evaluation form.  Click here to complete the evaluation.


Available Mentors

Interested in being a Mentor?  Complete the application form here.


Vince Slack, CMP

Do it Best Corp.




Patrick Derksen

Visit South Bend Mishawaka





Denise Wade

Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers 



Kelley Mann

Faegre Baker Daniels




Greg Tucker, MBA, CMP

Ironworks Hotel Indy



Sarah Sparks

Jacquie's Gourmet Catering



Sheila King, CMP

Project Lead the Way



Erica Shonkwiler, MBA, CMP

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis


Christine Robinett

Christine Robinett

Belterra Casino Resort


Rokeena Williams, CMP

Stanford Medicine Center for Continuing Medical Education

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