2021 GBOT Application

2022 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees

Qualifications of Trustees

  • Applicant must be a member of MPI.
  • Applicant must have the ability to lead, viewed by others as a leader; an excellent reputation in the community.
  • Applicant must be able to take a strategic approach to find and develop unique opportunities to drive value.
  • Applicant should be familiar with good governance practices including to act in good faith and be diligent in making decisions, accountable by putting personal interests aside for the greater good of MPI Foundation and to comply with legal regulatory and reporting requirements and to serve as a guardian of MPI Foundation’s mission.
  • Applicant must be able to expand the MPI Foundation network and sphere of influence, including supporting MPI Foundation’s business development goals, ability to raise funds and elicit support from donors and sponsors.
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated knowledge of sound business practices; ability to make an insightful assessment of the external business landscape with the keen awareness of how success can be achieved.

Description of Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction and fiduciary oversight of the fundraising and grant activities of the Foundation and to provide strategic direction and approval of Foundation projects.


Foundation Global Board of Trustees – Application and Appointment Process

12-month cycle January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

July 1, 2021Board of Trustees application opens and accessible online
August 1, 2021Board of Trustees application process closes
August 2021Executive Committee interviews, reviews, and selects applicants
September 2021Global Board of Trustees meets to ratify slate
September 2021International Board confirms slate of Global Board of Trustees
October 1, 2021Global Board of Trustees slate is announced and official
November 2021New Trustees to attend Board Orientation and IMEX America meet-and-greet
January 1, 2022New board becomes active


Duties and Commitments

  • Drive the development of ideas to advance the industry including engagement of traditional and non-traditional sources of funding
  • Continuously seeks to identify future volunteer leaders.
  • Volunteer commitment up to three-year term.
  • Attendance at three (3) official board meetings each year.
    • In conjunction with WEC, typically in June.
    • In conjunction with IMEX America, in October 2022.
    • Attendance at the Strategic Planning meeting in Fall 2022.
  • Periodic board calls based on the needs of the organization.
  • Assume personal responsibility for expenses related to board activities, however, limited funding for airfare and lodging is available, if requested.