November 21, 2019
MPI Potomac November e2:
The Value of Diversity & Inclusion in Meetings and Events
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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:

Ursula McNamara 

Suzanne Low   Email

Board Director:

Annalisa Berryhill   Email

The Career Development committee supports the professional development of the events and meeting industry, including coordination of two annual CMP exam preparation courses and one CMP Bootcamp.

Committee Co-Chairs:

Carla Fernandez, CMP CEM, DES   Email

Carla Cobos-Hull

Board Director:

Lura Bobbitt   Email

The Professional Development 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:

Jenny Martin   Email

Alex Plaxen Email

Board Director:

Carrie Donahue, CMP   Email

  

New for the 2019-2020 chapter year, the Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion committee seeks to promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the MPI Potomac chapter. The team also promotes leadership and leadership opportunities for chapter members.

Committee Co-Chair:

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

Board Director:

Carlos Pelham, 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:

John D'Adamo 
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OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

Board Director:

Hilary Howes, CMG   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:

Engage: Pamela Bertelson   Email

Website: Geoff Chesman   Email

FYI: Lawan McFerren   Email

Board Director:

Brian Chung   Email

  

The MACE Committee presents an annual one-day 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:

Logistics Chair: Barbara Hutchison   Email

Presenter Chair: Maggie Boys   Email

Board Director:

Derek Suminski   Email


New for the 2019-2020 chapter year, the Networking 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 Happy Hours, and discovering new exciting event venues!

Committee Co-Chairs:

Evan Nielson   Email

Quione Rice   Email

Board Director:

Natalie Thomas   Email


 

The Member Recruitment committee gets the word out about the benefits of MPI Potomac and assists in growing our chapter via member recruitment campaigns and events, exhibiting at local industry trade shows, and student sessions at local universities. Member Recruitment provides organic networking with current and prospective members. Join our Member Recruitment team today to make an impact on the MPI Potomac Chapter!

Committee Co-Chairs:

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

Board Director:

Krysten Douglas    Email


 

The purpose of the Member Engagement and Community Outreach  committee is two-fold: first to nurture the ongoing dialogue between our members and chapter leadership. Second to give back to the community. As a chapter, we have partnered with a local foundation, American Experience Foundation who works to educate children in the hospitality space. You will have opportunities to give your time to that foundation or giving back directly to the chapter through supporting committee initiatives in events and charitable fundraising. This team also will partner with other like local associations to advocate for the meetings industry via the Global Meetings Industry Day and other opportunities throughout the year.

Committees Co-Chairs:

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

OPEN CO-CHAIR POSITION

Board Director:

Kat Kimpton, MSW, CMP   Email

Member Retention and Recognition is critical to the success of the chapter. This committee works to recognize and show genuine appreciation for the MPI Potomac volunteers who share their time and expertise with our Chapter and the industry at-large.  We also act as supplement to MPI Global retention program in outreach efforts to new members, engagement with members close to renewal time, and contact those whose membership have expired to understand why they have not renewed and get them re-engaged in the chapter.

Committee Co-Chair:

Leila Beltramo Email

Board Director:

Phil Rappoport   Email

 

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