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2020-2021 Call for Leaders

The MPI Potomac Nominations & Governance Committee is pleased to announce the call for applications to serve on the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. 

As the third largest chapter in MPI, we rely on the passion and dedication of you - our members - to assume these leadership positions. Serving on the MPI Potomac Board of Directors is your incredible opportunity to expand your network, distinguish yourself from your peers and contribute to the ongoing success of the Potomac chapter. 

MPI Potomac is currently seeking candidates to serve in the following leadership positions for the 2020-2021 MPI Potomac Board of Directors:

  • President-Elect (three-year commitment, with automatic succession to President in 2021-2022 and Immediate Past President in 2022-2023)
  • Vice President of Communication (one year term)
  • Vice President of Education (one year term)
  • Vice President of Finance (one year term)
  • Vice President of Membership (one year term)
  • 11 Board Directors (one year term)

The Board of Directors is currently comprised of 18 chapter members (7 Executive Committee members and 11 Board Directors). Devin Lewis will serve as the 2020-2021 MPI Potomac Chapter President.

Among the many benefits include:

  • Enhancing the value of your membership while impacting the future of our chapter.
  • Sharing your unique skills and industry experience while learning from key industry leaders.
  • Expanding your knowledge of the intricacies of association management.
  • Challenging yourself while building new and useful skills to expand your professional background.
  • Gaining leadership experience in managing volunteers, budgets and projects.
  • Meeting and networking with other chapter leaders throughout the world.


Nominations for all positions will be in accordance with MPI Potomac Bylaws. Any supplier or planner member in good standing is eligible for nomination and election to these positions.


Please take a few minutes to review the MPI Potomac-Board-of-Directors-Job-Descriptions.


In order to apply, you must submit a candidate interest form to be reviewed by the Nominations and Governance Committee. Your interest form should include the skills and talents you bring to the board, any past involvement within the chapter, recognition of the time commitment involved in a leadership position and a declaration of your employer’s support.


Applications are now being accepted through Monday, December 16, 2019 for terms beginning July 1, 2020 (see link below). All applications must be submitted online.


Please note, once you begin this online form, you must complete it in its entirety. You will NOT be able save your answers within the form. It is recommended that you review the Candidate Interest Form Questions and draft your answers in a Word document. Once you are ready to submit your application, you can copy and paste your answers into the form fields.


Click here to download the 2020-2021 MPI Potomac Board of Directors Candidate Interest Form

Click Here for the Candidate Interest Online Form


Please also note that the Nominations and Governance Committee is requesting a resume as part of the submission process. Please send these items via email to


In-person interviews will be conducted with all President-Elect nominees on January 27, 2020, and the Nominations & Governance Committee will schedule phone interviews with other candidates. The committee will recommend one candidate per position on a slate that will be presented to the membership in late January 2020, and if no positions are contested, elected candidates will take office on July 1, 2020.    


Additional nominations from the membership shall be permitted if a minimum of ten (10) percent* of the membership have signed a petition to submit each additional nomination to the membership, provided such petitions are received by MPI Potomac within two (2) weeks from the original announcement. Petitions for additional nominations must be for a specific seat or office and must reflect the individual being challenged. A member must have applied for the position for which they are petitioning. The petition form must include a printed name, signature and membership number. Each petition must be supported by written notice from the additional nominees of their availability and willingness to serve, as well as a photograph and resume.


If less than ten (10) percent* of the membership contests the slate, the proposed slate shall be confirmed. If more than ten (10) percent* of the membership contests the slate, we will conduct an election for all contested positions. If a position is contested, the individuals running for the contested position shall be fairly presented to the membership through an electronic distribution with qualifications of both parties represented. The membership shall then respond to the ballot. The winner shall be the person receiving the most votes cast. Assuming no position is contested, the submitted slate shall officially be elected. The final and binding list of elected chapter officials will be sent to MPI headquarters by March 1, 2019. Newly elected officers and directors shall be installed at the next annual meeting following the election.


*Percentage will be calculated based upon the total number of members of the Potomac Chapter as of January 30, 2020.




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