The 2016-2017 Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) leadership team gathered for Chair/Co-Chair 101 training at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco on June 23, 2016. President Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, President-Elect Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM, Director of Leadership Development Elisa Sandoval, CMP, HMCC, and Executive Director Lori Kinsey, CMP, delivered education and insight to Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs on how to recruit, manage, and motivate Committee members, and how to run the business of the world’s largest Chapter of the world’s largest association of meeting, event, and hospitality professionals. Chairs and Co-Chairs then met with their Directors and Vice Presidents to plan and to strategize.
The ballroom buzzed with questions, comments, and engagement galore. Following the training session, the buzz continued at a cocktail reception on the Nikko’s 25th floor. Panoramic City views complemented the posh ambience, epicurean hors d’oeuvres, and animated conversation.
These leaders inspire with their commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm. The 2016-2017 Chair/Co-Chair roster includes both first-time and returning leaders, plus a record number of Past Presidents who answered the call back to service: Jody Brandes, CMP, CMM (2014-2015), Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, HMCC (2011-2012), Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP, HMCC (2010-2011), Jim Skiba, CIS, CMP, CTA (2004-2005), Molly Walsh, CMP (2008-2009), and Thom Ward (1996-1997).
Come Rise And Shine to Educate, Engage, IGNITE! with these 50+ leaders and hundreds of industry colleagues at MPINCC’s Professional Education Program at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on August 18, 2016. As the kick-off to the 2016-2017 program year, this exceptional program includes the annual Committee tradeshow, networking reception, Chapter engagement, two terrific educational workshops, and a featured luncheon with keynote speaker Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media, tech mogul, social media superstar.
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