Call for Applications

International Board of Directors

2024 MPI International Board of Directors

The board is responsible for reviewing and approving the organization's strategic plans and adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and financial management policies as well as ensuring the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission.


Qualifications of Directors


  • 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 must have strong verbal and written communication skills with an appreciation for diversity.
  • Applicant must be able to expand the MPI network and sphere of influence, including supporting MPI’s business development goals and demonstrated ability to inspire, influence and develop others while managing conflict.
  • 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 and to comply with legal regulatory and reporting requirements and to serve as a guardian of MPI’s mission.



Duties and Commitments


  • Volunteer commitment up to a three-year term.
    • 4 spots with 3-year terms
    • 2 spots with 1-year terms (for a total of 6 openings)
  • Values and promotes consensus, cooperation and participation among all members and as individuals, should not represent any particular segment or constituency group of membership – representing instead the interests of the entire association.
  • Continuously seeks to identify future volunteer leaders.
  • Attendance at three (3) in-person board meetings each year.
    • In conjunction with EMEC, typically in February – March
    • In conjunction with WEC, typically in June, but May 2024
    • Two-day fall retreat in September


  • Periodic board calls based on the needs of the organization (approximately 5 each year).
  • New board members must participate in new board orientation prior to the start of their term.
  • Directors can be assigned as a board liaison to one of MPI’s international committees or task forces which may require regular participation in conference calls.
  • Assume personal responsibility for expenses related to board activities, however, limited funding for airfare and lodging is available if requested.

Board Application Assessment Process

The committee will assess each application based on specific criteria, using numerical scores. All reviews are conducted with a single-minded goal to find the best candidate, with fairness and impartiality.

Every eligible application will be rated on its demonstration of 5 specific criteria, and this rating will be on a scale of 1-10. Criteria are business acumen focused on strategic planning and financial management; industry influence; MPI community or governance experience; global experience; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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


Applications close on August 7.

At that time, each and every eligible application will be assessed and rated numerically. Applicants scoring in the mid-to-upper threshold of all ratings will be contacted for an interview; those who score in the lower tier will be notified that they are not moving forward in the selection process. These notifications will occur by the end of September. Interviews begin August-September.

In October, new board members will be selected by committee and ratified by the current board. An announcement will be sent by email to the membership at large November 1.