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MPI Kansas City

Founded in 1981, MPI Kansas City has nearly 140 members representing planners from the corporate, association, government, religious and non-profit sectors, as well as independent planners and suppliers. A majority of members have been in the industry for more than 15 years and represent organizations within a 150-mile radius of Kansas City.

When you join MPI Kansas City, 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.

 

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Congratulations for our newest board members installed on May 15th. These board members assume their position on the first of July. Board members are as follows.
Position Name and Company Term 
 
President Kyle Sadewhite, Helms Briscoe
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
President Elect  John Kirby, PSAV July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Immediate Past President  Danica Tolen, Hilton President July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Vice President Membership  Andrea O’Hara, San Diego Tourism Authority July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Vice President Education Amy Worden, OP Convention Center July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Vice President Communications Dana Parker, Kansas State University July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Vice President Finance Shannon Kennedy, Bajillion Agency
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

 

Position Name and Company Term 
 
Director of Membership  Katie Schillare, Midland Theater July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Director of Education  Kendra Brayfield, eXplore Lawrence July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Director of PEC Keyli Kamin, KC Live! at the Kansas City Power & Light District July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Director Sponsorship Sales  Whitney Butler, Onyx July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Director Special Events  Audra Kamin, Aramark July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Director of Leadership Samie LaForce, Caesars Entertainment July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

"The Kansas City Chapter of MPI is a network of professionals from all segments of the travel, meetings, and events industry. We are an inclusive community representing individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, or personal beliefs.Throughout the year we gather for thought provoking educational events and fun networking opportunities. We focus on highlighting new trends in our industry and ways we as a community can continue to grow and evolve, putting our membership in a position for continued success, within their careers."

Kyle Sadewhite, MPI Kansas City Chapter President

 


MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 78
Suppliers: 43
Students: 3
Faculty: 1
Other: 2

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