October 8, 2020
MPI Golden State Collaborative
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Amazing Cyberspace Race
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2020-2021 Board of Directors


President - Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM, DES

headshots_GarymurakamiDirector, Global Sales
MGM Resorts International


President - Elect - Ryan Carroll

Ryan Carroll HeadshotSales Manager
Giants Enterprises

Immediate Past President – Chelsea Marshburn, CMP, DMCP

Chelsea Marshburn headshot 2019Director of Experience Design
PRA Northern California

VP of Leadership Development - Patrick McMichael, CSEP

Patrick McMicheal HeadshotDirector of Business Development
Denon & Doyle Entertainment 


VP of Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) - Kim Stoermer, CMP, HMCC

CarrollRyan-150x150Meeting Partner


VP of Communications - Darci Motta, CMP, CITE, CIS

Motta-Darci-150x150Senior Conference Manager
CSAA Insurance Group

VP of Education - Josh Adams, CMP

Josh Adams headshotIndustry Relations Strategist
streamlinevents, Inc.


VP of Finance - Andrea Chang

Andrea-Chang-Head-Shot-150x150   Sales Director
   BCV Social


VP of Membership - Lesly Rehaut, CMP, CMM

Lesly-Rehaut-221x300Director of Sales
Half Moon Bay Lodge


Director of Leadership Development - Robynne Weaver, CMP

Robynn Weaver headshotManager, Client Engagement
GES Events 


Director of Special Events - Kate Gilbertson

Kate GilbertsonBusiness Development Director
Enterprise Events Group

Director of Partnerships - Charles Bello, CDS

Bello Charles headshotVice President


Director of Annual Conference & Expo - Christa Mekki, CMP

Christa Headshot 2018Founder/Senior Planner
Magnetic Magnificent Events


Director of Membership - Eddie Kertel

EddieKertel-150x150Director of Sales
Innovative Entertainment



Director of Education - Neil Adams

Neil-Adams-150x150   Business Development Manager
   Bright Event Rentals

Director of Marketing - Kathleen Maier, CMP

CarrollRyan-150x150Senior Executive Assistant
Moss Adams LLP

Executive Director/Account Executive - Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM

CarrollRyan-150x150MPI Northern California Chapter


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