Call for Applications

Global Board of Trustees

2025 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees

The Global 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.


Qualifications of Trustees


  • Applicant must be a member of MPI.
  • Must be able to leverage networks to acquire and retain donors by presenting a portfolio of MPI Foundation assets.
  • Must be able to share your passion to support our community/industry.
  • Applicant must be able to lead, viewed by others as a leader, and have 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.


Duties and Commitments


  • 8 available seats, volunteer commitment up to a three-year term.
  • Must generate an annual fundraising goal of at least $15,000.
  • 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.
  • Attend at least three (3) official board meetings each year:
    • In conjunction with EMEC, typically in February/March
    • In conjunction with WEC, typically in June
    • At the Strategic Planning meeting in Fall (September or October)
    • An event in conjunction with IMEX America, October 2025
  • 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.


Trustee Application Assessment Process

Every eligible application will be rated by reviewers based on its demonstration of 4 specific criteria, and this rating will be on a scale of 1-10. Criteria are revenue generation and fundraising; influence; MPI community; and financial oversight. All reviews are conducted with a single-minded goal to find the best candidate, with fairness and impartiality.

Each year, the weighting of criteria may change based on board vacancies and the industry's current challenges.


Applications close August 15.

At that time, each and every eligible application will be assessed and rated numerically. Reviews and interviews of top-rated candidates will be conducted August through September with the slate finalized in September.

In October, the International Board of Directors will confirm the slate of the Global Board of Trustees, and the announcement of the 2025 slate will be announced in November.