MPI confirms volunteers

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced its confirmed slate of volunteer leaders for its 2016 Board of Directors.

Board member and officer selections are effective 1 January, 2016 and run for a term until 31 December, 2016.

“The new slate of directors includes proven leaders within their own organisations and joins a group of dedicated and knowledgeable board members. These bold leaders will contribute to moving forward our global meeting and event community,” said Mike Dominguez, chair of the MPI Board Development Committee and MPI immediate past chair for 2014-2015.

Fiona Pelham, managing director of Sustainable Events Ltd and Positive Impact in the UK, will assume the role of chair of the MPI board. Pelham has been an active MPI member for 10 years and previously served as president of the association’s UK and Ireland Chapter. She was also a member of MPI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Council from 2010 through 2012.

Pelham is an avid sustainability champion, currently serving as voluntary chair of ISO 20121, a management system for event sustainability, and was recognised in 2014 with an honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University for her contributions to the industry.

“MPI is very fortunate to have such a distinguished group of volunteer leaders serving on our board to help drive the strategy for the future of our association,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “We know with this esteemed group of leaders, each board member’s contributions will further strengthen MPI, benefitting our members and our industry.”

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