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Message from the Chapter President


Hello, my fellow MPI Chapter Members-

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Kendra Brayfield. Incoming President for MPI KC. I have been a part of MPI Kansas City since 2014 when I moved to Kansas City from SW Missouri. I joined MPI Kansas City because I was eager to get connected with other peers in the industry and was told it was the best organization to do just that. This year I will be celebrating my 8th
year with MPI! I am so excited to be stepping into my role as President next month and wanted to share a few things with you.

First of all, I want to thank you all for continuing your membership and engagement with our chapter. Our industry has been through its ups and downs these past few years and I want you to know how valuable MPI has been through those peaks and valleys.

Without my membership and connection to MPI, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I also wouldn’t be here without my industry peers and the connections I have also made along the way. So thank you to all who have kept up and engaged with us throughout it all. As we continue to recover and rebuild, I want you all to know what our upcoming year is all about and specifically what my focus will be as President of MPI Kansas City.

We recently had our board retreat and during that time I tasked the incoming board to think about why they are a part of MPI. Why are you in the industry? With these questions came hours of insightful discussion and brainstorming sessions, which lead to a road map of how we are going to reshape our chapter and what we can offer our members. Needless to say, our directors are all very passionate about their ‘why’ and hope to bring that to life through our programing this next year.

But we cannot do this alone. We need you, as the members, to give us insight. We want to re-engage with all of you and find out YOUR ‘why’. Why are you a part of MPI? Why are you in the industry? These discussions will help us in reshaping and re-imaging our offerings & benefits as we grow MPI Kansas City.

With that being said, I encourage you all to engage with us. Come to our events. Connect with us on social media. Give us a vision of what you would like to see with MPI and Kansas City. How can we make this organization the best organization within our industry? We can’t answer that without YOU! Because without our members and peers we would not be celebrating our
50th year of MPI or have a local chapter of such amazing individuals. You are the reason why we are here today! We must take action and raise our voices to ensure our industry and our organization is the best it can be.

I look forward to engaging with you all over the next year and learning your why, and sharing mine.

Kendra Brayfield

Chapter President

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