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MPI SSN 2023 - 2024 Board Members

2023-2024 Incoming MPISSN Board of Directors

The Meeting Professional International (MPI) Sacramento Sierra Nevada Chapter gathered on June 8th at the Capitol Event Center in Downtown Sacramento to celebrate their annual board installation. Comprised of 135 professionals, this vibrant chapter came together for an evening of dinner, networking, bidding, and a captivating mermaid-themed "Shellebration," marking the commencement of another successful year. Lauren Goff was installed as MPISSN’s 2023-2024 President and leads with the inspiring motto "just keep swimming." The annual Board Installation, sworn in by Past President Laura Bohannon, whom also received her 30 year membership pin, is known as one of the chapter's largest gatherings. This event serves as a platform to install the new board members and present annual awards, including Supplier of the Year, Meeting Planner of the Year, Rising Star, Chapter Leader of the Year, and Presidents awards.

Introducing your 2023-2024 Board of Directors, left to right:
Jeff Dougherty, Director of Recruitment & Retention; Cristi Harris, Director of Education; Maria Dempsey, Director of Events; Nikki Smith, VP of Marketing and Communications; Lauren Pontier, VP of Education; Christina Bauders, VP of Finance; Marques Davison, President Elect; Lauren Goff, President; Lauren Siring, Immediate Past President. (Not pictured, Marie Cicogni, VP of Membership; Karla Najera, Director of Marketing & Communications; Jovan Samonte, Director of Strategic Alliance).
Photos Courtesy of: Dave Soto, Dave Soto Productions


Congratulations to our Award Winners:

Lindsay Poss, President’s Award

Skye Menezes, Planner of the Year

Steve Pate-Newberry, Supplier of the Year

Chapter Leader of the Year, Kimber Chavez

Rising Star, Nikki Smith



"Our MPISSN community brings us together, reinforces career paths and builds friendships with collaboration. Connectivity and networking are core benefits to our members."

- Lauren Siring, 2022-2023 MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter, Immediate Past President



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The Sacramento/Sierra Nevada chapter of MPI strives to lead the future of the meetings and event industry by sharing knowledge and ideas, building relationships, and fostering a vibrant marketplace.  Founded in 1985, the chapter serves meeting professionals throughout the expansive Sacramento Valley and the northeastern Sierra/Nevada region, including Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Reno. Want more regular updates? Sign up for our newsletter!

When you join MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with innovative learning, passionate people, and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world. Membership includes exclusive access to education, connections, and content. 

MPI's Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter

MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 78
Suppliers: 56
Students: 6
Faculty: 0
Other: 1

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