All Team Meeting
March 21, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn - Shoreview
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Minnesota Meetings & Event Day
April 10, 2024
Delta Hotels by Marriott Northeast
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2023-2024 Board of Directors


The MPI Minnesota Chapter board of directors is elected annually by the MPI Minnesota Chapter membership. It consists of the president; president-elect; immediate past president; vice presidents of marketing and communications, education, membership, strategic alliances; and directors of marketing and communications, education, membership and strategic alliances. Any member of the MPI Minnesota Chapter who has been a member in good standing for a year or more is eligible to serve on the board of directors.

Nominations for the 2025 Board of Directors will open in April 2024.

Executive Team Members

Savannah Fargen
Meet Minneapolis
Nicole Palkowitsch
Clint Greenebaum, CMP
Past President
Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis
Sarah Anderson
VP, Education
Mall of America
Nicole Coon, CMP
VP, Marketing and Communications
Greet, LLC
Heidi Sturmfels, TAS
VP, Membership
Promotion Select
Lisa Anne Venne, CMP, HMCC, VEMM
VP, Strategic Alliances
American Meetings, Inc.
Joy DesMarais-Lanz, MA, CMM, HMCC, CAE
Chapter Administrator


Jenny Ng, CMP
Director, Education
National Co+op Grocers
Katy Billig, CMP
Director, Marketing and Communications
InterContinental Hotel Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport
Emily Youngs, CMP
Director, Membership
Events by Emily, LLC
Lyssa Wainwright
Director, Strategic Alliance
Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District & Aloft Minneapolis

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