Call for Applications for
the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees

MPI and MPI Foundation



MPI Foundation

2020 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; excellent reputation in the community
  • Applicant must be able to take a strategic approach to finding and developing unique opportunities to drive value
  • 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
  • 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

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.


July 1, 2019Board of Trustees application opens and accessible online
August 9, 2019Board of Trustees application process closes
August 2019Executive Committee reviews, interviews and selects applicants
September 8, 2019Global Board of Trustees meet to confirmed selected slate
October 17, 2019International Board of Directors elects slate of Global Board of Trustees
October 20, 2019Global Board of Trustees slate is announced
November 11, 12, 13, 2019New Trustees attend Board Orientation at the 2020 Strategic Planning Meeting (Las Vegas)
January 1, 2020New 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
  • Volunteering, in most cases, for a three year commitment
  • Attendance at three (3) official board meetings each year
    • In conjunction with EMEC, January - March
    • In conjunction with WEC, typically in June
    • In conjunction with IMEX A, typically in September – October
  • Attendance at the New Board Orientation and Strategic Planning meeting scheduled for November 11, 12 and 13, 2019 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
  • Periodic board calls based on the needs of the organization (approximately 5 each year)
  • Assume personal responsibility for expenses related to board activities, however, limited funding for airfare and lodging is available, if requested







2020 MPI International Board of Directors

Applications have now closed, thank you to everyone who applied.


July 1, 2019Board of Directors Application opens and accessible online
August 1, 2019Applications close
August/September 2019Board Development Committee reviews and interviews applicants
October 16, 2019Board Development Committee selects final slate
November 1, 2019IBOD slate is announced to membership and open until December 1st for review by membership
December 1, 2019Uncontested slate is final
December 20192020 IBOD members attend Board Orientation webinar
January 1, 2020New Board becomes active