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Overall Excellence Chapter Award

 

 

Member Recognition

Each year our chapter recognizes the amazing accomplishments of our members and volunteers at our Annual Chapter Awards Gala.  These individuals are nominated by their peers for their efforts throughout the year.

Chapter Award Categories

The Meeting Industry Advocate award will be presented to a member whose actions consistently promote the meetings industry in Wisconsin. The individual also encourages the growth and image of our industry through education, promotion, or lobbying should be nominated for this award.

Criteria for this award: Current MPI-WI member

The Team of the Year (TOTY) award is designed to recognize an entire team's accomplishments.  The TOTY will be nominated from each team lead.  The team lead should outline what each member of the team has contributed to the team's success.

Criteria for this award:  TOTY can be a chapter special project, fundraising, or monthly meeting team.  A successful TOTY is team that shares in the majority of the work and works together.  The team has aligned and accomplished the goals that meet the chapter's goals.  The team also must have completed work between September and June of each year to be considered.

The TOTY may be nominated by a team lead or the membership at large.

 

The Rising Star Award is presented to a newer member of MPI-Wisconsin who has become an active part of our organization.  This award is designed to recognize an individual whose time and efforts put him/her on a path to being one of our next leaders.

Criteria for this award:  MPI-WI member between 6 months and 2 years.  The member also has demonstrated an immediate interest in MPI-WI by volunteering for a team, working on a specialty project, etc.

The Supplier of the Year award is the top award for suppliers.  This award is a tribute to the recipient's service, accomplishments, recognition and contributions to our industry.

Criteria for this award: 

  • Must be an MPI-WI member for a minimum of 3 consecutive years
  • Served or currently serves as a team member, team chair or Board member
  • Served the community and received professional recognition
  • Demonstrated dedication, commitment and involvement in the meetings industry
  • Has not been selected in the past five years

The Planner of the Year award is the top award for suppliers.  This award is a tribute to the recipient's service, accomplishments, recognition and contributions to our industry.

Criteria for this award: 

  • Must be an MPI-WI member for a minimum of 3 consecutive years
  • Served or currently serves as a team member, team chair or Board member
  • Served the community and received professional recognition
  • Demonstrated dedication, commitment and involvement in the meetings industry
  • Has not been selected in the past five years
Criteria: The President can choose any member in good standing they believe is deserving.  

CriteriaThis is a prestigious award given to a member who has had significant impact on our chapter, our industry, and our community. The Board of Directors selects the recipient for this award and is not necessarily given out each year. 

  • Involved in chapter meetings/activities
  • Contributed to the advancement of the meeting industry
  •  Past board member or served on past/current committees 

Past winners of the HOF Award are not eligible. Must be a member MPI for a minimum of 10 years. HOF recipient is not eligible for other individual award, but may be awarded for a group effort; for example Team of the year. 

International Award Recipients

In addition to the Chapter Awards, MPI Wisconsin is proud to claim 15 members that have been recognized globally for International  Awards.

Click here to view International Award categories and Wisconsin winners.

Our 2021-2022 Award Recipients

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s member recognition awards.  The Gala was held in August at the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley hotel in Appleton, WI.  Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Outstanding Leader: Amanda Ridout
Hall of Fame: Jennifer Mell, CMP
Industry Advocate: Marin Medema, CMP
Planner of the Year: Melissa Falendysz, CMP
President's Award: Alison Hutchinson
Rising Star Award: Kortnee Carroll
Supplier of the Year: Denise Humphrey
Team of the Year: Speaker Team

 

 

Our 2020-2021 Award Recipients

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s member recognition awards.  The Gala was held in August at the Bradley Symphony Center in Milwaukee, WI.  Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame: Naomi Tucker, CMP, HMCC
Industry Advocate: Kathy Reading
Planner of the Year: Tamara Jesswein, CMP, VEMM
President's Award: Liz Unruh
Rising Star Award: Ed Buchner
Supplier of the Year: Farrah Slinger, CERP
Team of the Year: Tech Avengers!

 

 

Our 2019-2020 Award Recipients

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s member recognition awards.  The Gala was held in October at the Brookfield Conference Center in Brookfield, WI.  Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame: Tom Graybill
Industry Advocate: Josh Wimmer
Outstanding Leader:
 Lindsey Hess
President's Award: Rebecca Staats
Rising Star Award: Patrick Cavanaugh
Team of the Year: Trivia Night!

 

 

Our 2018-2019 Award Recipients

The Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-WI) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s member recognition awards.  The Gala was held August 8th at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, WI. Please help us in congratulating these members for their commitment to our industry and our chapter.

Awards listed alphabetically

Hall of Fame: Dana Ecker - La Crosse CVB 
Industry Advocate: Tracey Bockhop, CMP - Meet Meetings
Outstanding Leader:
 Deana Heinisch - Waukesha Pewaukee CVB
President's Award: Kathy Reading - The SCAN Group, Inc.
Rising Star Award: Sarah Lemmers - Destination Madison
Team of the Year: Trivia Night!

 

 


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