MPI 2022 International Board of Directors  ​

MPI 2022 International Board of Directors ​

DALLAS, December 2, 2021 —Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is pleased to announce the approved slate for the 2022 MPI International Board of Directors.

The International Board of Directors is the governing body of MPI, with responsibility for developing the organization's vision, mission and strategic plans, and ensuring long-term financial sustainability and organizational performance. 

“On behalf of the Board Development Committee, we want to express gratitude for the overwhelming number of qualified candidates who expressed a desire to serve in the important work of the International Board of Directors.” said Steve O’Malley, Immediate Past Chair. “It made for a very difficult task to select this slate, but we are confident that these additions to our already incredibly strong Board will serve MPI’s strategic needs well into the future.”

“The work of our Board is vital to the continued growth of MPI.” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “I’m grateful for the talented group of individuals who have stepped up as volunteer leaders to carry forward MPI’s vision of leading and empowering the meeting and event community to change the world.”

Board members will take office effective January 1, 2022, for the term from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

Attached below is the full slate of the 2022 MPI International Board of Directors

2022 MPI International Board of Directors


MPI Chair of the Board (term expiring in 2023)

Bonnie Carlson, CDME

President & CEO

Bloomington Convention and Visitor Bureau

Bloomington, Minnesota USA


Nominees for Officer Positions

Chair-Elect (term expiring in 2024)

Cleo Battle, CDME, CASE

President & CEO

Louisville Tourism

Louisville, Kentucky USA


Vice Chair – Finance (term expiring in 2023)

Michelle Allgauer, CAE, CMM, CMP

Senior Vice President, Education & Engagement

Financial Services Institute (FSI)

Washington, D.C. USA


Immediate Past Chair (term expiring in 2022)

Stephen Revetria


Giants Enterprises

San Francisco, California USA


Board Members

Expiring in 2022

Chair, MPI Foundation

Gary Schirmacher, CMP


Total Hospitality Industry Solutions
Erie, Colorado USA


Special 1-year terms (Expiring in 2022)

Rob Adams



Kansas City, Missouri USA


Special 1-year terms (Expiring in 2022)

Robbert Weddepohl

Commercial and Operational Director

Van der Valk International BV

Amersfoort, Netherlands


Expiring in 2022

Jason Carroll, CMP

President & CEO

On|Point Events Group

Tampa, Florida USA


John Ehlenfeldt, CDME, CMP

Huntington Beach, California USA


Kerry Lambert, CMP, MTA

Vice President, Digital Delivery

The Freeman Company

Arlington, Virginia USA


Expiring in 2023

Julie Coker

President & CEO

San Diego Tourism Authority

San Diego, California USA


Janet Dell

President & Chief Operating Officer

The Freeman Company

Chicago, Illinois USA


Tammy Routh

Senior Vice President – Global Sales

Marriott International

Chicago, Illinois USA


Michel Wohlmuth



Mexico City, Mexico


Expiring in 2024


Michael Guerriero


Digitell Inc.

Jamestown, New York USA


Bobby Heard, CAE


American College of Emergency Physicians

Irving, TX USA


Lisa Messina

Vice President of Sales
Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, Nevada USA


Chris Meyer


George P. Johnson

San Francisco, California USA



Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including nearly 13,000 engaged members. It has It has nearly 70 chapters, clubs and members in more than 75 countries worldwide. "When we meet, we change the world."



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