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2022-23 Board of Directors

2022-2023 Office of the President


Joe Bedsole, CTA, CIES, CSES
Arlington CVB Austin Satellite Office


Cherry Kay Abel
Visit Bastrop

Past-President - Position Currently Vacant

2022-2023 Vice Presidents

Vice President of Communication

LaChelle Evans
Visit Frisco

Vice President of Education

Michele Gonzalez, CMP
Austin Convention Center

Vice President of Finance

Debbie Farnum, CMP Emeritus
ExcelEvent Planning

Vice President of Membership

Donna Harbers, CMP
Texas Apartment Association

2022-2023 Directors

Director of Education

Anne Ledet, CMP, CTA
Herff Travel Inc.

Director of Engagement and Retention

Karen Fogle, CMP, HMCC
Visit Plano

Director of Fundraising

Ellen Forsythe, CMP
Texas Veterinary Medical Association

Director of Marketing

Andrea Howard
Village of Salado

Director of Programs

Nour Hammoudeh
Texas Association of Community Colleges

Director of Recruitment & Networking

Jo Beth Wolfe
Visit College Station

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Lavita Miller
Jewell Global Meetings & Conferences, LLC

Chapter Administration

Jennifer Rasco Smith
Attendee Management
(512) 847-2227

Chapter Administration

Jeff Rasco, Special Advisor
Attendee Management
(512) 847-2227

Please Welcome Your Incoming 2023-24 Board of Directors


President - Cherry Kay Abel, TDM (Visit Bastrop)
President-Elect - Donna Harbers, CMP (Texas Apartment Association)
Immediate Past President - Joe Bedsole, CTA, CIES, CSES (Visit Arlington)
Vice President of Communication - LaChelle Evans (Visit Frisco)
Vice President of Education - Andrea Howard (Village of Salado)
Vice President of Finance - Debbie Farnum, CMP Emeritus (ExcelEvent Planning)
Vice President of Membership - Karen Fogle, CMP, HMCC (Visit Plano)


Director of Chapter Fundraising - Ellen Forsythe, CMP (Texas Veterinary Medical Association)
Director of Education - Annette Nixon, CMP, CTA (Something to Remember Promotional and Branding Products) 
Director of Engagement & Retention - Vacant
Director of Marketing - Michael Dodd (planning hub inc.)
Director of Programs - Andrea Tilley, CMP (TACA)
Director of Recruitment & Networking - Terri Dailey (Jewell Global Meetings)
Director of Social Media - SRhawn Powell 
Director of Strategic Partnerships - Lavita Miller (Jewell Global Meetings)

Thank you all for your commitment to MPI THCC!

Texas Hill Country Chapter - 40 Years


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