Honorary Achievment Chapter Award



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2019-2020 Committees


Advertising Committee

Promotes advertising opportunities for the chapter newsletter, directory and website.

Chair - Advertising
Marques Davison
Capitol Event Center


Annual Event Committee

Oversees and develops the annual silent auction and dinner event held in June at the end of each chapter year.

Chair - Annual Event
Mary Cook
Alegria Destination and Events


Audit Committee 

Provides a fiscal review, as well as conducts a review of administrative and financial records.

Chair - Audit
Terri L. Shrader, CMP
Marriott International


Awards & Recognition Committee

Solicits nominees for approved chapter awards. Evaluates nominees using established criteria and selects award recipients. Examines the feasibility of developing additional chapter awards. 

Chair - Awards & Recognition
Karalee Adams
San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB


Charity Committee 


Chair - Charity
Cristi Harris, CMP
California Medical Association

Community Outreach Committee

Develops and presents plans for the interaction of the chapter with the greater Sacramento and Northern Nevada community in programs for public benefit. 

Chair -  Community Outreach

Crab Feed Committee

Creates and executes the annual Crab Feed event.

Chair - Crab Feed
Robin Rinehart
Rinehart Design & Consulting


Education Programs Leads

Creates and executes regular monthly and stand-alone programs including extended program sessions of special interest to support the chapter members’ industry knowledge.

Cynthia De'Oliver
Independent Contractor

Membership Recruitment Committee

Plans and develops programs for the recruitment and retention and provides services to members, including member orientation and the buddy system and helps meet individuals’ needs once they become MPISSN members.

Chair - Member Recruitment

Alisha Scully 
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova


Membership Retention Committee

The purpose of the MPI Sacramento Sierra Nevada Chapter Member Retention Committee is to develop and implement plans that will enhance the value of membership and plan and develop programs for the recruitment of MPI SSN members.

Chair - Membership Retention Committee
Betsie Elwood
Hyatt Monterey


Nominating Committee

Establishes and/or complies with procedures for the nomination and election of Chapter leadership and replacement of vacancies. The Immediate Past President chairs the Nominating Committee; the President Elect is always a member of this committee.

Chair - Nominating 
Felicia Price
AMG Advocacy & Management Group


Other Special Events Committee

Creates and executes special events including Sip & Swirl and Coffee & Content. 

Chair - Other Special Events
Ali Noyer
Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau


Professional Development Committee 

Oversees various programs that support members as they pursue additional education including the CMP and CMM designations. 

Chair - CMP
Cathy Murnighan
MW Management Group

Chair - Bootcamp

Publications Committee 

Oversees implementation of editorial policy and production of the chapter newsletter and annual membership directory.

Chair - Publications
Sulema Peterson
Shaw/Yoder/Antwith Inc.


Social Media Committee

Updates social media to reflect upcoming events and announcements. 

Chair - Social Media
Christine Feenstra

Sponsorship Committee

Develops partnerships with suppliers and members who support the chapter as luncheon program sponsors and Strategic Partners.

Chair - Sponsorships
Nicole Downing


Trade Show Committee

Creates and executes the Annual Trade Show

Co-Chair - Trade Show
Vanessa Jackson

Co-Chair - Trade Show
Veronica Chinn
Helms Briscoe


Website Committee 

Ensures information on the website is current and serves not only as a portal for current and prospective MPISSN Chapter members but also as a source of revenue.

Chair - Website
Amy Orr
ORRganized Events


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