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Top Performing Chapter Award

 

 

Award Recipients

Bravo!, which featured the June awards program, is the wrap up of the MPI KBC year and included the installation of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and the presentation of the annual chapter awards. Here is a recap of the awards and recipients:

Gene Metzler Supplier of the Year Award
This award is presented to a supplier member in recognition of outstanding association and industry contributions, leadership and professionalism. The selection of this award is based on a history of accomplishments in our industry as well as to meeting management and for furthering the aims of MPI and its mission. The supplier of the year serves as a role model for other suppliers. 

Hannah Sawyer, Keeneland

Harrington/Penner Planner of the Year Award
The award was renamed a few years ago in honor of the late Don Harrington and Dorothy Plenner, long-time planner members of the organization who passed away. The award goes to a planner member of the chapter in recognition of outstanding contributions to the association and the industry. The Planner of the Year award is based on a history of accomplishments in our industry as well as to furthering the aims of MPI and its mission. The planner of the year serves as a role model for others in the industry. This member should have contributed her or her time, hard work and experience to the meeting industry in Kentucky.

Audrey Petty, CMP, Limestone Events

Volunteer of the Year
This award is given to an active committee chairperson or committee member who has shown initiative and above-and-beyond service in fulfilling his or her committee responsibilities. This person represents the initiatives of not only the committee she serves, but promotes MPI Kentucky Bluegrass in all endeavors.

Keri Willard, Louisville Tourism

Rising Star Award
Awarded to an individual who has not been a member of MPI or MPI Kentucky Bluegrass for more than 3 years and exhibits strong sense of initiative on behalf of the meetings industry and the Chapter. This person may or may not have been a member of a committee, but will have shown willingness to devote his or her energies to the Chapter and its vibrancy.

Olivia Guelda, Angel's Envy

President's Awards
The President's Award is given at the discretion of the President of MPI KBC to someone who has truly helped him/her during his/her year as president. Morgan Whitney, of Keeneland, and MPI KBC President 2020-2021 presented awards to:  

Trish Scott, CMP, Trish Scott Events

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