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2023-2024 MPISSN Slate of Incoming
Board of Directors

Provided to the membership February 1, 2023

The Sacramento Sierra Nevada Nominating Committee has selected the following individuals, whom we believe to have the skills, dedication and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter during their term of office. Please be aware that as a member in good standing you have the right to review and challenge the slate of directors as indicated in the chapter bylaws. If positions remain uncontested, the slate of officers will be considered approved by the unanimous vote after 30 days. Please congratulate and thank these members for their service.


The following slate of officers is elected by the Chapter Board of Directors. They are identified in this communication so members can view the full board proposed for the upcoming term.

Lauren Goff, CMP, CGMP
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

President Elect
Marques Davison
Capitol Events Center
July 1, 2023-June30, 2024

Immediate Past President
Lauren Siring, CMP, CGMP
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

DIRECTORS (Board Members)

The following slate of Board members is elected by the membership of the Chapter.  This slate will be deemed elected by unanimous vote unless the slate is challenged as outlined in the chapter bylaws.

VP of Membership
Marie Cicogni
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

Director of Recruitment and Retention
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

VP of Education
Lauren Pontier
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

Director of Education
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

VP of Marketing and Communications
Nikki Smith
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

Director of Marketing and Communications
Karla Najera
The San Francisco Peninsula, DMO
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

Director of Events
Maria Dempsey, CMM, DES, CSW
San Mateo Marriott
July 1, 2023- June 30, 2024

Director of Strategic Alliance
Jovan Samonte
July 1, 2023- June 30, 2024

VP of Finance
Christina Bauders, CAE, CMP
Compass Management Solutions
July 1, 2023- June 30, 2024

Please direct any questions to: Sulema Peterson, Immediate Past President at
A copy of the Chapter bylaws can be viewed here.

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