MPI Announces Organizational Changes

  • MPI Announces Organizational Changes

     
    POSTED September 29, 2016
     

Meeting Professionals International, the world’s largest meeting and event industry association, has announed an organizational realignment. This includes the introduction of new leadership positions, the reconstruction of teams and their roles, and realignment of management responsibilities, to improve the company’s long-term position.

“Our focus has been to increase member value and grow our community with the introduction of the MPI Academy and new educational offerings, the launch of our new membership and chapter infrastructure models, the acquisition of Plan Your Meetings, and other strategic initiatives,” says Paul Deventer, president/CEO, MPI.

Leadership appointments include:

Marianne Strobel - Senior vice president of marketing and community, a new hire with 25-plus years of strategic marketing and sales and communications.

Matthew Marcial, CAE, CMP - Vice president of education and events, MPI’s previous senior director of events.

Evan Casey - Vice president of sales, a new hire who previously served as senior director of business development for Plan Your Meetings.

Bernie Schraer - Vice president of revenue and channel development, a consultant for MPI for the past 18 months.

It was a night to shine at The Reserve in Birmingham as honorees and guests from around the state gathered for the 2018 Event Professional Industry Class (EPIC) Awards. The program recognized the best in the industry and highlighted the previous year of events.

 

Cruise around greater Detroit and you’ll see plenty of promotion — from metro airport wall displays to highway billboards — spotlighting Motown as America’s greatest comeback city.

And, fortunately for meeting and event planners, the metro area’s tourism website also has evolved during these many years of economic rebirth and marketplace rebranding.

So it was good to see the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau staff all smiles this week after Skift named the visitdetroit.com website as one of the 25 best tourism board websites in the world for 2017.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Kanami Fujita was recently hired as director of sales at Semiahmoo Resorts.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?