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The role of the Business Development Committee is to have a strong base of cash and in-kind partner support for MPI Potomac programs and activities throughout the year. We ensure the standards of recognition are implemented at all chapter events and manage the relationship with the chapter's contracted cash and in-kind partners.  

Time Commitment: Monthly meetings (no more than 60 minutes). Four hours outside of monthly meetings for committee members for entire year.

Committee Co-Chairs:

OPEN POSITION

Board Director:

Drew Squeglia Email

The Career Development is dedicated to fostering opportunities for members to advance their career through industry designations and skill development. This Committee offers online and/or in-person study courses focused on preparation for the CMP exam and promotes those who earn their CMPs through the program.

The committee will also work with the education team to find programming that pertains to furthering the careers of meeting professionals and will assist with career-oriented articles in the chapter’s e-newsletter.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Darryl Diamond  Email

Board Director:

Corrine Thompson-Melissari, CMP Email

The Education Programs committee creates, promotes, sets the foundation for and executes phenomenal Educational Experiences, lovingly known within the Chapter as our “e2” events! These e2s provide the MPI Potomac membership with relevant, career advancing sessions at least five times each year. Members of this committee are in charge of all aspects of logistical planning, from topic & speaker selection, room & A/V set, transportation and on-site coordination. We actively seek member feedback to determine which topics have the greatest impact on day-to-day life in the meetings profession and events are enjoyed by the entire membership, as well as the Washington, DC Metro community.

Committee Co-Chairs:

OPEN POSITIONS

Board Director:

Tracy Cooper  Email

  

MPI Potomac’s DE&I committee is Meeting Professionals International (MPI) leading chapter in diversity, equity and inclusion. Together we work on creating awareness, education, discussion and change, for ourselves, our members, chapter and industry.

 

Committee Co-Chair:

Lauren Peoples Email

Anjali Sanghvi Email


Board Director:

Yoko Heukels, CMP Email

Join the social media superstars to create and launch exciting social media campaigns, e-blasts, videos and other marketing communications to promote MPI Potomac and of all our MPI Potomac events. We are on a mission to build our fan base as the premier organization for event professionals in the Nation's capital. We work closely with other committees to drive their results though online engagement of planners and industry partners and have fun doing it.

Committee Co-Chair:
OPEN POSITION

Board Director:

Cristina Charron, CMP   Email


 

The Publications committee produces publications for MPI Potomac in both print and digital formats including the Engage Magazine, published in print twice per year, and the FYI e-newsletter, published monthly featuring news and upcoming events.  They also keep the website updated with relevant and useful content to be a resource for our members and the industry.

Committee Co-Chairs:

FYI: Nataki Hemmings  Email

FYI: Holly Prompol Email

Podcast: Troy Peters Email

Board Director:

Rhonda Walker, CTA  Email

  

The RECONEX Committee presents an annual conference to provide chapter members continuing education credits and networking opportunities. Members of this committee are in charge of all aspects of logistical planning, from topic & speaker selection, room & AV set, transportation and on-site coordination.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Sponsorship: Melissa Benowitz, CMP Email

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITIONS

Board Director:

Tony Scurry, CMP  Email


The Special Events committee is creating new events to engage membership and connect the industry. Volunteers do more than pre-planning & on-site registration – you can be a part of a team creating new events like Trivia Night, new breakfast series, Happy Hours, and discovering new exciting event venues!

Committee Co-Chairs:

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITIONS

Board Director:

Nancy Rosenbaum   Email


 

The committee reviews and analyzes chapter membership data to better understand how to deliver value throughout the year and in doing so, grow the membership. This includes developing targeted communications as well as helping to coordinate events such as tradeshow appearances, email and social media campaigns, and other acquisition marketing efforts. Including an ongoing outreach campaign to members in advance of their renewal date. Partnering with local colleges and universities to promote student involvement and provide speakers and informational sessions.

Committee Co-Chairs:

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITIONS

 

Board Director:

Evan Nielson Email


 

Member Engagement Committee is responsible for member orientation activities (known as MPI Potomac Insider) coordinating the Ambassador Program at events to help connect newer members or potential members with existing members and helping members find the right committees to keep engaged in the association. The Recognition Committee promotes ongoing member volunteer service and activities through awards (Star, annual Evening of the Stars), chapter articles, scholarships (MPI Potomac Cares Fund), and birthday/anniversary acknowledgments. This committee is responsible for planning the chapter’s year-end annual awards meeting and event (Evening of the Stars)

 

Committees Co-Chairs:

Angelese Henry  Email

Board Director:

Jessica DiBenedetto   Email

The Community Outreach Committee aims to get MPI Potomac’s name out into the community through community service and volunteer efforts and be the primary liaison with other meeting professional organizations in our region, including participating in the organizing of any co-hosted events. The Industry Advocacy Committee strives to advance the interests of the Potomac chapter through industry advocacy channels and will spearhead the chapter’s participation in events such as GMID (Global Meetings Industry Day).

Committee Co-Chair:

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

Board Director:

Katie Kirby Email

 

This committee works with the volunteer leadership to help them better themselves and grow as leaders. We manage the chapter’s Mentorship Program; work with directors and committee members to design the chapter’s succession planning and nurturing committee members for future leadership opportunities; and be involved in programming/education for advancing paths to chapter leadership.

  

Committee Co-Chair:

B. Murphy  Email


Board Director:

Yoko Heukels, CMP  Email

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