Each year, the Pittsburgh MPI Chapter’s Nominating Committee recommends a slate of candidates to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors.  On behalf of this year’s Nominating Committee, please follow the prompts on the form below to submit your name or the name of a peer for a position on the board.

The Board of Directors is made up of Pittsburgh chapter members: Directors and Vice Presidents, who comprise the Executive Committee.  Active chapter members in good standing are eligible for nomination and election to any elective office.  For Executive Committee positions, it is preferable that the member has previous service on the Board of Directors.  Pittsburgh Executive Committee and Pittsburgh Director positions are available for the 2020-2021 term.

The Nominating Committee is made up of planners and suppliers who are in good standing and are familiar and active in chapter functions/events.

MPI Board of Directors Qualifications:
⦁ Be a member in good standing
⦁ Be willing to fulfill the obligations of office, in the capacity indicated
⦁ Have a history of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI
⦁ Be willing to contribute time, energy and creativity to the chapter with the consent of your 

Serving on the board is not only demanding and challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding.  Consider becoming a leader in a chapter of the largest organization of meeting professionals.  This is your chance to contribute to the growth and professionalism of our chapter.

Before committing to a board position, please review the job descriptions available on the MPI Pittsburgh website under Get Involved.  In addition, consider the following responsibilities of all board members:

⦁ Must attend and participate in six board meetings (generally precedes a monthly meeting every 
   other month)
⦁ Must submit a board report each month with fellow committee members 
⦁ Attendance at monthly chapter meetings is strongly encouraged
⦁ Attendance at the Annual Retreat in May 2020 as well as the January mid-year retreat in 2021 is essential
⦁ Contribution of information/articles for the newsletter as requested
⦁ And other responsibilities as outlined in the committee description section

Proposed Board Application Timeline 
(subject to change at the discretion of the Nominations Committee):
⦁ Application live on the website by November 4, 2019
⦁ Application window closed at 11:59 pm on December 2, 2019
⦁ Eligible Applicant Interview Period: January 6 - January 17, 2020
⦁ Final Executive slate proposed to the current Board of Directors by January 24, 2020
⦁ Final Board of Director slate sent to entire chapter membership for contestation/acceptance 
   January 28, 2019
⦁ Final Board of Director slate sent to MPI Global for confirmation March 1, 2019

If you are willing to make a serious commitment to our membership, nearly 100 members strong, then I encourage you to complete the MPI Pittsburgh Board of Directors Application below. The application must be completed by December 1, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at  jaime.andrade@visitpittsburgh.com 

Jaime Andrade Budesa
Immediate Past President

MPI Pittsburgh Chapter Board Application

To be eligible for election to the MPI Pittsburgh Chapter Board of Directors, we encourage all members interested in chapter leadership to complete this application.  The deadline to complete and submit the application is  December 1, 2019.

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The officers and directors represent the voice of the chapter's membership.  To ensure that the Board has the vision and the ability to provide the membership with a variety of benefits including opportunities for learning, building relationships, and growing their businesses, it is required that the board collectively possess the following traits:

Diversity - Commitment - Accountability - Respect - Communication -  Professionalism - Reputability - Open-mindedness - Fiscal Responsibility - Management Skills

With this in mind, please answer the following questions, which illustrate your ideas for the future growth, direction and development of the MPI Pittsburgh Chapter.  The final board slate will be determined by April 1.  
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Regular attendance at monthly meetings, chapter activities and functions, attendance at Board meetings and retreats. Do you foresee any challenges with this as it relates to current workload or travel schedule? Attendance at the Annual MPI Board Retreat is required to be considered for the next term. The tentative time frame for the annual retreat is a Thursday evening through Saturday morning in late April or early May. If you have any special circumstances as to why you would not be able to attend, please let us know.

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List your commitment, board, and/or special event involvement in MPI during your membership.

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After review of the various committees, please describe where you feel a strong interest or skill match and discuss what you hope to bring to a board role on that committee and alternatively what you hope to gain personally/professionally from having a role on that committee. (Disclaimer: Interest in a particular role does not guarantee placement there, through the subsequent interview and discussion phase of the process other roles may be explored).

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List any awards or professional recognition received during your tenure in the meetings industry, or expand on any other allied professional organizations or civic roles that you actively support.

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What do you see as the single most important issue or concern facing chapter members during the next year and why?

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After completing this application, reviewing the qualifications/requirements information above and with the support of my employer, I would like to be considered for a board position. Please check the box below indicating your agreement to serve if selected, and confirming the full support of your employer for your time commitment.

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Following receipt of this application, a representative from the MPI Pittsburgh Nominations Committee will contact you to confirm your eligibility and alert you to the process the committee will undertake following the close of the application process.  Please see above the proposed timeline for your reference.