Arizona Sunbelt Chapter - Meeting Professionals International   MPI Volunteer Engagement Chapter Merit Award



2018-2019 COMMITTEES

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2019 ANNUAL AWARDS GALA COMMITTEE
DESCRIPTION: Plans and implements the Annual Awards Gala held in June of each year.
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BUSINESS OWNER FORUM
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
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.
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Heather Switzer
Heather Switzer
Winsight, LLC
480-337-3410
hswitzer@mpi-az.org

 
CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE
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.
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE
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.
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Kimberly S. Dixon-Williams
Kimberly S. Dixon-Williams
NCPDP
480-477-1000
kdwilliams@mpi-az.org

 
EduCon COMMITTEE
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.
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Mary Young, CMP
Mary Young, CMP
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
480-710-7687
myoung@mpi-az.org

 
GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and implements the Annual MPI/HSMAI Golf Tournament held in the Fall.
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Lynn Flosi
Lynn Flosi
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe
(480) 804-5266
lflosi@mpi-az.org

 
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
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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Danielle Adams
Danielle Adams
Senior Meeting Planner
612-513-1500
dadams@mpi-az.org

 
HOLIDAY PARTY COMMITTEE
DESCRIPTION: Plans and executes the Annual Holiday Party in December. The committee finds the location and creates the theme.
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HOST & HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
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.
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MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
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.
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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
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. 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.
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Bill Babin
Bill Babin
Big Zephyr Music
602-692-3723
bbabin@mpi-az.org

 
MINI-TRADESHOW COMMITTEE
DESCRIPTION: Responsible for securing mini-tradeshow vendors, overseeing mini-tradeshow at monthly meetings, communicating with monthly meeting team and vendors.
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MONTHLY PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
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.
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SPRING FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE
DESCRIPTION: This committee plans and executes the annual Spring Training Fundraiser to take place in either March or April.
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Kristine Cole
Kristine Cole, Co-Chair
North Central Group
623-293-9567
kcole@mpi-az.org

Summer Peil, Co-Chair
AFR Event Furnishings
623-640-9808
speil@mpi-az.org

 
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
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.
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Madison Rose
Madison Rose
Dominick's and Steak 44
480-694-2891
mrose@mpi-az.org

 
SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
DESCRIPTION: Responsible for securing Corporate & CVB sponsorship for monthly meetings. Ensures sponsor's 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.
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McKenzie Kaufeld Counts
McKenzie Kaufeld Counts
Wildly Different
321-800-2603
mcounts@mpi-az.org

 
STUDENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
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.
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WEBSITE COMMITTEE
DESCRIPTION: Oversees and manages the chapter website specific to editing, refreshing, approving changes, and maintaining design integrity. Please contact the Director of Communications for specific responsibilities.
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Pearl Elliot
Pearl Elliot
Arizona Outdoor Fun
602-908-7216
pelliot@mpi-az.org