Annual Awards


Our prestigious MPIOC Annual Awards are nominated and voted on by the entire chapter membership (with the exception of the President’s Awards).

MPIOC congratulates the following members who were recognized with awards at our 2021 MPI Awards & Board Kickoff Party event:

Hall of Fame AwardBruno Duarte
Best Strategic PartnerDeanne Figueras
Outstanding Chapter Leadership
Jolene Campbell, Director of Marketing
Outstanding Chapter LeadershipAnaLaura Becerra, VP of Membership
Shining Star of the YearAnnemarie Allain
President's AwardKelly Feeney
Perfect AttendanceBruno Duarte
Best Education ProgramSilver Linings Playbook (SOTI)
Best SpeakerJim "The Rookie" Morris
Volunteer Member of the YearMaureen Sloan
Arlene Sheff Award & ScholarshipMadison Chaffins
Honorary Mention to Supportive VenuesHouse of Blues & Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen 
Honorary Mention to Supportive VenuesJW Marriott Anaheim & Margaritaville-Palm Springs


Here's a Special Message Regarding the Arlene Sheff Scholarship & This Year's Winner!





Hall of Fame Award

Recognizes lifetime achievement and may be given to an active member, life member, or honorary member who meets the criteria of outstanding service to the Chapter.

This individual will have demonstrated a minimum of 10 years of dedication, commitment, and service through volunteerism within our Chapter or with MPI as well as a minimum of 15 years of industry experience. This is a one-time award.


Best Strategic Partner

Presented to a Chapter member/company who has made significant contributions to the chapter either by cash sponsorships, in-kind sponsorships and/or whose strategic efforts have resulted in outstanding advancement of the Chapter.


Outstanding Chapter Leadership

Recognizes an MPIOC BOD member (planner or supplier) who best demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, inspires others, stimulates volunteer efforts, and contributes to the continued enhancement of our Chapter and the meetings and event industry. 


Shining Star of the Year

Recognizes an MPIOC member who has consistently volunteered their time and talents as an active committee member. Presented to a new member of the Chapter who has been a member for no more than 4 years at the time of nomination and exhibits strong sense of initiative on behalf of the Chapter and the meetings industry. All Shining Star recipients throughout the year are eligible for this award. This individual shows promise as a future leader based on a track record of committee service, overall volunteerism and participation in Chapter activities. 


President’s Awards

The Chapter President presents these awards at his/her discretion to individuals or companies who have provided exceptional support to the President during his/her term.

Perfect Attendance Award

This award, usually in the form of a certificate, is given to each member who attends every monthly program between the dates of July 1 and May 31 of each year. The award may include a gift certificate or some other incentive-type item which is promoted during the term as an incentive to achieve perfect attendance.

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