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2019-2020 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 communications, education, leadership, membership, strategic alliances; and directors of communications, education, leadership, membership, strategic alliances. Any member of the MPI Minnesota Chapter who has been a member in good standing is eligible to serve on the board of directors.

Executive Team Members

Nicole Coon, CMP
Housing First Minnesota
Barb Madigan
Marriott International
Jennifer Dorholt, CMP
Past President
Ameriprise Financial
Jackie Darsow
Vice President, Education
Polaris Industries
Sue Murray
Vice President, Leadership Development
Meet Minneapolis
Elizabeth Sherry
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer (Jenn) Hultman
Vice President, Membership
Campus Club At The University Of Minnesota
Marisa Hovde
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Radisson RED Minneapolis Downtown

Joy DesMarais-Lanz, MA, CMM, HMCC
Chapter Administrator
Synergos AMC


Megan Diaz
Director, Education
Minneapolis Northwest Tourism
Justin Cox
Director, Leadership Development
Justin Cox Photography
Amy Beilke
Director, Marketing & Communications
Carrousel Travel
Nicole Palkowitsch
Director of Membership Retention & Care
Capella University
Kathryn (Kat) Laulainen
Director of Membership Recruitment
Marquette Hotel
Betsy Walsh, HMCC
Director, Strategic Alliances
Minneapolis Marriott West / Courtyard Minneapolis West

2019-2020 Board of Directors


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