Arizona Sunbelt Chapter - Meeting Professionals International



2016-2017 COMMITTEES

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2016 ANNUAL AWARDS GALA COMMITTEE
Jacqi Marth Committee Chair
Jacqi Marth
480-551-5181
Destinations & Details
 

DESCRIPTION: Plans and implements the Annual Awards Gala held in June of each year.
Time required to perform responsibilities:
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BUSINESS OWNER FORUM
Julie Wong Committee Co-Chair
Julie Wong, CMP
602-569-5333
The Event Concierge
 
Committee Co-Chair
Anne King, CMP
480-838-9336
MeetingWise
 
Anne King, CMP

DESCRIPTION: Coordinates a business education session which is held twice a year for MPI AZ Business Owners to provide an opportunity to expand their knowledge and resources which will assist them in managing their company.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 20 hours per year
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CAREER CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE
Michelle Huebner Committee Chair
Michelle Huebner, CMP
480-789-5308
WeKoPa Resort

DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter's online job bank for both job seekers and employers. Liaison with Arizona universities and community colleges specific to internship opportunities in the meetings industry, recent grads seeking professional experience in the industry, and students seeking professional development hours for graduation. Please contact the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for specific responsibilities.
Time Commitment: 5 +/- hrs per week, depending on committee volunteer support
Meeting Location and Time: Regular attendance at Communications monthly conference calls, 3rd Friday of the month from 10-11 am.

 
CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE
Patricia Zollman, CMP Committee Chair
Patricia Zollman, CMP, CMM
928-252-3544
HelmsBriscoe

DESCRIPTION: Certification opportunities are a part of MPI's Global Training program which provides an array of career development opportunities that will allow for continuous learning and recognition as a meeting and business event professional. The committee coordinates the CMP Study Groups, mentor program for CMP and CMM designations, certification orientations and promotes Global Training certification programs offered by MPI.
Time required to perform responsibilities:20-40 hours/year
How often does the Committee meet: 2-3 per year; most work accomplished by E-mail, fax and/or phone
Meeting Location: 2-3 per year; most work accomplished by E-mail, fax and/or phone

   
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE
Donna Masiulewicz, CMP Committee Chair
Donna Masiulewicz, CMP
630-841-5545
Timeline Meetings and Events

DESCRIPTION: Focuses on giving back to the community by soliciting volunteers from the chapter for community service projects throughout the year. Through these efforts, the committee works to increase awareness of MPI AZ and the hospitality industry. Coordinate all of the volunteer and community service projects, giving members unique networking opportunities. Oversees the selection process for MPI AZ's Charity of the Year and works to bring awareness on the selected charity to the chapter. Charity of choice for 2015-2016 is Comfy Cozy's for Chemo/Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel's. We are a fun group and are always looking for additional volunteers to join us. Please contact the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for specific responsibilities.
Time Commitment: 3 +/- hrs per month, depending on committee volunteer support.
Meeting Location and Time: Regular attendance at Communications Monthly Conference Calls, 3nd Friday of every month at 10:00am. The committee generally meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm at Phoenix Area locations.

   
EduCon COMMITTEE
Katie Dreifus Committee Chair
Katie Dreifus
480-248-2029
Hotel Valley Ho

DESCRIPTION: Organizes the annual education forum to be held October 27-29, 2017, in Flagstaff. The committee selects a site, creates fun networking activities, works with speakers to provide educational content and ties the weekend together with a creative theme.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 20 hrs. total (depends on the # of individuals on committee)
How often does the Committee meet: Monthly, more often closer to Forum
Meeting Location: Via Conference Call

 
GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
Justin Ryker Committee Chair
Justin Ryker
480-507-9140
Event Team, Inc.

DESCRIPTION: : This committee plans and implements the 4th Annual MPI/HSMAI Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, September 18th, at Lookout Mountain at the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 2-4 hrs a month
How often does the Committee meet: Monthly, more often closer to event
Meeting Location: Varies or Conference Call

 
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
David G. Rosenbaum Committee Chair
David G. Rosenbaum, CHME
480-460-3683
Carefree Resort & Conference Center

DESCRIPTION: Serves as liaison with the Arizona Tourism Alliance (www.aztourismalliance.org) and keeps the chapter abreast of government and legislative activities and issues affecting the industry.
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HOLIDAY PARTY COMMITTEE
Committee Chair
POSITION OPEN

DESCRIPTION: Plans and executes the Annual Holiday Party in December. The committee finds the location and creates the theme.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 1-2 hours per month
How often does the Committee meet: Monthly

 
HOST & HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
Corina Wood Committee Chair
Corina Wood
602-785-5802
Embassy Suites Phoenix Paradise Valley
 

DESCRIPTION: Assures that all members are aware of the upcoming monthly meetings and events by calling them prior. Welcomes all attendees to MPI events and assists with registration at meetings/events.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 1 hour
How often does the Committee meet: None

   
MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE
  Committee Chair
Donna Robinson
480-239-0688
ADM Enterprises, Inc
 

DESCRIPTION: Drive new member recruitment with a strong new member, guest, and mentoring program designed to welcome and educate on the return of investment that can be obtained by joining MPI.
Time required to perform responsibilities: Will vary due to the variety of programs that will be implemented. Full committee will meet every month; subcommittees will meet as necessary.
Meeting Date/Time: Last Tuesday of the month at 2:00PM
Meeting Location: Conference Call

 
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Cara Tracy Committee Chair
Cara Tracy, CMP, CMM
480-967-6070 X105
Influence At Work
 

DESCRIPTION: Membership retention will be tasked to increase the value of membership and the retention of current members. Develops and implements fun and exciting monthly and annual programs including Table Hosts designed to increase the ROI and the participation of current membership.
Time required to perform responsibilities: Participation levels and time required will vary
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MONTHLY MINI-TRADESHOW COMMITTEE
Lindsey Dedina Committee Chair
Lindsey Dedina
602-576-0742
Sears Vacations

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for selling raffle tickets at meetings and oversees the monthly mini-tradeshows.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 2-3 hours per month
How often does the Committee meet: Once per quarter

 
MONTHLY PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
Dennis Campbell Committee Co-Chair
Dennis Campbell
602-402-6665
Gaining Edge NA
 
Committee Co-Chair
Connie Gutierrez, CMP
480-990-1887
Meetings & Concierge Source
Connie Gutierrez
DESCRIPTION: Creates, implements and designs ongoing educational programs to increase membership, knowledge within the meetings, events and hospitality industry as well as enhance business profitability.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 3-4 hours per month
How often does the Committee meet: Monthly
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING COMMITTEE
Melanie Volkers Committee Chair
Melanie Volkers, CHSE
602-792-1851
The Hermosa Inn
 

DESCRIPTION: Manages and oversees the processes for creating press releases, communicating, delivering and exchanging offerings that add marketing and public relations value for the chapter. Specifically share information on MPI AZ and MPI campaigns, activities, promotions, which would provide exposure for the chapter to the public as well as our members, industry partners, suppliers, meetings industry and the Arizona business community. This committee also establishes relationships with local media to promote and create opportunities for media exposure. Please contact the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for specific responsibilities.
Time Commitment: 5 +/- hrs per week, depending on committee volunteer support.
How often does the Committee meet:
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SPRING FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE
Caress Rodgers Committee Chair
Caress Rodgers
480-338-9127
Hotel Valley Ho
 
Committee Co-Chair
Amy Miranda
480-343-8325
Country Inn & Suites Mesa
 
Amy Miranda

DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and executes the annual Spring Training Fundraiser to take place in either March or April.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 2-3 hrs per month with more time required closer to event date.
How often does the Committee meet: Monthly, more often closer to event
Meeting Location: Varies or Conference Call

 
SOCIAL NETWORKING COMMITTEE
Alli Shebek Committee Chair
Alli Shebek
480-893-0988
Allied PRA
 

DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter website's social media specific to profile management, enhancements, updating, moderating, and improving public access to MPI AZ's social media streams through the use of Hootsuite, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Please contact the Director of Information Technology for specific responsibilities.
Time Commitment: 5 +/- hrs per week, depending on committee volunteer support.
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SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
Perla Rivera Committee Chair
Perla Rivera
602-824-1479
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
 

DESCRIPTION: Solicits prize donations and corporate/CVB sponsorships for all events throughout the year.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 2-3 hours per month
How often does the Committee meet: Once a quarter

 
STUDENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Committee Chair
POSITION OPEN

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for promoting MPI to potential student members planning a career in the industry, mentoring these students and liaisoning with the various institutions offering courses in the meetings industry.
Time required to perform responsibilities: 1 hour per month
How often does the Committee meet: Every other month

 
WEBSITE COMMITTEE
Nicole Mattson Committee Chair
Nicole Mattson
970-420-1665
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
 

DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter website specific to editing, refreshing, approving changes, and maintaining design integrity. Please contact the Director of Information Technology for specific responsibilities.
Time Commitment: 5 +/- hrs per week.

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