Arizona Sunbelt Chapter - Meeting Professionals International



2017-2018 COMMITTEES

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2018 ANNUAL AWARDS GALA COMMITTEE
Cathy Clifton Committee Co-Chair
Cathy Clifton
480-912-5867
Experient
 
Committee Co-Chair
Erin Forrest
480-967-1441
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe
 
Erin Forrest

DESCRIPTION: Plans and implements the Annual Awards Gala held in June of each year.
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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, Inc.
 
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 commitment: 20 hours per year
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CAREER CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE
Kerri O'Brien Rose, CMP Committee Chair
Kerri O'Brien Rose, CMP
480-290-2820

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
How often does Committee meet:
Meeting Location and Time: Monthly Conference Call.

 
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 commitment:20-40 hours/year
How often does 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 charitable organizations and works to bring awareness on the selected charities to the chapter. We are a fun group and are always looking for additional volunteers to join us.
Time Commitment: 3 +/- hrs per month, depending on committee volunteer support.
How often does Committee meet: Monthly
Meeting Location and Time: Monthly Conference Call.

 
EduCon COMMITTEE
Katie Dreifus Committee Chair
Katie Dreifus
480-440-0252
Plexus Worldwide

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 commitment: 20 hrs. total (depends on the # of individuals on committee)
How often does Committee meet: Monthly, more often closer to Forum
Meeting Location: Via Conference Call

 
GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
Penny Allphin Committee Chair
Penny Allphin
623-582-2678
Hassayampa Inn/Aris Hospitality

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 commitment: 2-4 hrs a month
How often does Committee meet: Monthly, more often closer to event
Meeting Location: Varies or Conference Call

 
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Lee Smith Committee Chair
Lee Smith
480-421-7726
Hotel Valley Ho

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
Terry McDonald Committee Co-Chair
Terry McDonald
602-516-1000
Event Rents
 
Committee Co-Chair
Lynne Tinker
602-334-4779
Idea Team Building
 
Lynne Tinker

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

 
HOST & HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
Corina Wood Committee Co-Chair
Corina Wood
602-220-4400 X4415
Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport
 
Committee Co-Chair
Heather Mulhearn
602-220-4400 X4424
Radisson Phoenix Airport
Heather Mulhearn

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 commitment: 1 hour
How often does 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 commitment: 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
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Meeting Location: Conference Call

 
MEMBERSHIP RETENTION COMMITTEE
Bill Babin Committee Chair
Bill Babin
602-692-3723
Big Zephyr Music
 

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 commitment: Participation levels and time required will vary
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MINI-TRADESHOW COMMITTEE
Committee Chair
OPEN

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for securing mini-tradeshow vendors, overseeing mini-tradeshow at monthly meetings, communicating with monthly meeting team and vendors. Send out requests for raffle donations to be utilized throughout the year at all chapter events. Sell raffle tickets at events as needed. Donation tracking.
Time commitment: 2-3 hours per month
How often does Committee meet: Every other month
Meeting Location: Varies or conference call

 
MONTHLY PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
Dennis Campbell Committee Co-Chair
Dennis Campbell
602-402-6665
Gaining Edge
 
Committee Co-Chair
McKenzie Counts
321-800-2603
Wildly Different
McKenzie Counts
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 commitment: 3-4 hours per month
How often does Committee meet: Monthly
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING COMMITTEE
Jay Rivera Committee Chair
Jay Rivera
480-448-4807 X3381
Bowlmor AMF
 

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.
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SPRING FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE
Committee Chair
OPEN

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

 
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
Alli Shebek Committee Chair
Allie Shebek
480-893-0988 X222
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
Committee Chair
OPEN

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for securing Corporate & CVB sponsorship for monthly meetings. Ensures sponsorís benefits are met and communicated to the monthly meeting team. Send out requests for raffle donations to be utilized throughout the year at all chapter events. Sell raffle tickets at events as needed. Donation tracking.
Time commitment: 2-3 hours per month
How often does Committee meet: Every other month
Meeting Location: Varies or conference call

 
STUDENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Cere Netters Committee Chair
Cere Netters, CMP
602-386-8601
Institute for Supply Management
 

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 commitment: 1 hour per month
How often does Committee meet: Every other month

 
WEBSITE COMMITTEE
Nicole Mattson, CMP Committee Chair
Nicole Mattson, CMP
480-627-3171
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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