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Committee Chair List





CHAIR: Vacant

  • Make plan for and achieve chapter’s financial goals
  • Assist sponsors in identifying where to spend their sponsorship dollars
  • Coordinate and implement sponsorship benefits
  • Phone and emails; meetings July – June


Special Events

CHAIR: Vacant

  • Make plan for and achieve chapter’s financial goals
  • Help fundraising chair with fall and spring fundraisers
  • Coordinate and implement annual awards gala and silent auction
  • Phone and emails; meetings July – June


Monthly Educational Programs

CHAIR: Vacant

  • Plan and implement monthly educational programs including satellite education meetings
  • Select and coordinate topics and presenters for monthly programs
  • Monthly conference calls, lead as part of the team 1-2 programs per year (July – May)


Cascadia Educational Conference

CHAIR: Erin Osaki, The Porter Hotel
VICE CHAIR: Amanda Houghton, Ilani Resort

  • Plan and coordinate Cascadia Education Conference
  • Develop agenda; educational content, food and beverage needs for event
  • Develop marketplace opportunities; networking events; solicit sponsorships
  • Create and develop marketing pieces
  • Email, phone and face-to-face meetings September – March


Emerging Leaders Program

CHAIR: Viktoria Schulz, AGC Oregon

  • Plan and coordinate Emerging Leaders twice a year
  • Phone, email and face-to-face meetings August – June


CMP Study Group

CO-CHAIRS:  Kathleen O'Connor McNew, CMP, BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn and Amanda Eriksen, University of Oregon

  • Coordinate CMP Study Group
  • Plan and deliver CMP/CMM informational sessions
  • Submit best practices articles for quarterly online magazine
  • Phone, email and face-to-face meetings August – June


Community Outreach

CHAIR: Lisa Chan, CMP, Oregon Convention Center

  • Plan and coordinate Community Outreach events and volunteer opportunities to strengthen MPI Oregon ties to the community
  • Perpetuate activity to honor the late Pat Lynch at Oregon Food Bank; other events as identified by the committee
  • Email and conference calls August – June
  • Volunteer opportunities available periodically August – June



CHAIR: Vacant

  • Design, print and mail quarterly informational postcards
  • Coordinate and organize quarterly online magazine
  • Coordinate membership updates and content for annual directory
  • Design, write and coordinate chapter press releases
  • Coordinate media relations for chapter
  • Phone and email periodically August – June


Social Media

CO-CHAIRS:  Kylie Nero, Craft Brew Alliance and Kayla Davis, CMP, Travel Portland

  • Post messages on behalf of MPI Oregon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Coordinate activity or contest to drive traffic to MPI Oregon sites
  • Phone and email July – June



CHAIR: Kylie Nero, Craft Brew Alliance

  • Coordinate updates monthly for website
  • Phone and email July – June


Member Recruitment

CHAIR: Alisha Leonard, Oregon Garden Resort

  • Recruit new members to MPI Oregon
  • Conduct MPI 101 (new member orientation program)
  • Send membership materials to member prospects and welcome packets to new members
  • Welcome new members and assist with networking at monthly meetings
  • Phone and email periodically July – June


Member Retention

CO-CHAIRS: Alisha Leonard, Oregon Garden Resort

  • Develop and coordinate membership retention program
  • Communicate membership value proposition to current members
  • Greet and welcome members at monthly programs
  • Plan and coordinate member socials
  • Phone and email July – June


Annual Awards


  • Coordinate awards nomination process, including establishing criteria, soliciting nominations and judging
  • Email, phone and face-to-face meetings January – June


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