President's Message


Pia CarpenterDear Members, MPI WestField:

I am honored to have the privilege of serving as your MPI WestField Chapter President for the 2018-19 fiscal year alongside our dedicated and hardworking members of the Board, Committee Chairs and many volunteers.

To begin, I would like to thank our Immediate Past President, Heather Hansen O’Neill and our Immediate Past President, Jane Doyle.   Many strategic changes have been made these past two years in order for our Chapter to flourish due to their leadership. Working alongside them has been an amazing experience and going forward into this next year, we will continue to work as a solid team to serve this membership in the best possible manner. 

We are excited as we enter our 30th year Anniversary!  With so many solid leaders throughout our history, our Chapter is fortunate to have the influence of incredible past presidents and shining future leaders to guide us into the next 30 years. We have a firm obligation to provide the essential tools and nurturing environment to our membership and leaders to help guide this Chapter’s growth as we envision our future. 

Our industry continues to evolve in a variety of ways. 

  • Our Education Team is working to confirm speakers to address the latest industry challenges we encounter on a daily basis which are beneficial and relevant to our members.
  • Our Director of Business Development is consciously looking to showcase our members’ space and locations.
  • The Special Events Team is excited to offer networking opportunities to enhance our events as a genuine and memorable experience for our members.
  • The Membership Team is listening to our members and capturing their wants and needs
  • Our Communications Team is working endlessly on our new website which continues to evolve as we offer more information to our members.  We encourage you to continue to check our Save the Dates and upcoming Chapter Events sections for interesting tidbits… and you are always welcome to attend our Board Meetings…total transparencies here! 
  • Our Finance Team keeps the financials in check to better serve our Chapter
  • We have reinstated our Community Outreach Committee, which is vital to ensuring our presence in the community and showing the importance of giving back, which we will continue to make a priority.
  • Our Chapter Administrator is the key to our success and always puts our members first!

On a special note, we are forever grateful to our supporting sponsors and volunteers as they have a primary role in our success.  We thank them for their generosity, commitment and continued support of the MPI WestField Chapter.

I want to thank our volunteers, members, Board of Directors and all program chairs and co-chairs.  Without your dedication, passion, time commitment, creativity, knowledge, and love for our Chapter we would not be here. You are the true driving force in making us the best Chapter and it is an honor to work with each and every one of you. 

If you have not already done so, I ask you to consider volunteering and joining a committee.  Volunteering is impactful in your personal and professional life…you really do get what you put into it!

Your Board wishes to ensure sure that your membership needs are met. If there is anything we can do, please feel free to contact us. 

Grow with us on this journey….

Pia Carpenter

President MPI WestField 2018 – 2019

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