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Mall of America - Bloomington
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July 17, 2024
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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.

If you have an interest in serving on the board of directors, please click here for more information. 

Executive Team Members

Savannah Fargen
Meet Minneapolis
Nicole Palkowitsch
Clint Greenebaum, CMP
Past President
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Airport
Sarah Anderson
VP, Education
Mall of America
Nicole Coon, CMP
VP, Marketing and Communications
Event Lab
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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