Memory Of The Heart: MPINCC Gala Superstars

Spotlight Sojourns

“La reconnaissance est la mémoire du coeur / Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” (Jean Massieu)

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) Annual Gala & Silent Auction at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco on 06.06.17, was a night to Celebrate. Together. the achievements of the 2016-2017 program year, a year of firsts and records to Educate, Engage, IGNITE! the world’s largest Chapter of the world’s largest industry association of meeting, event, and hospitality professionals. With resounding gratitude, MPINCC President 2016-2017 Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, recognizes the superstars who worked relentlessly to Rise and Shine to produce, promote, and present a smashingly successful soireé:

2016-2017 Leadership

  • Gala Chair Patrick McMichael, CSEP
  • Gala Co-Chair Carina Hessmer
  • Gala Chair Christa Mekki, CMP
  • Awards & Recognition Chair Dorothea Carroll-Elumba
  • Awards & Recognition Co-Chair Sean Kirklen, CMP
  • Director of Special Events Paula Zimmer, CMP
  • VP of Finance Lucinda Mendoza, CMP
  • VP of Membership Stewart Hall and the entire Board of Directors
  • Executive Director Lori Kinsey, CMP, and team

2016-2017 Gala Committee Members

  • Gala Production and On-Site Producer – Neil Adams
  • Gala Marketing – Patricia Gums
  • Auction Liaison – Lauren Hall, CMP
  • Gala F&B – Elaine Herman
  • Gala Production – Scott Hutchins
  • Gala Marketing Lead – Robert Leyva
  • Gala Marketing – Melanie Lucero
  • Gala PowerPoint – Kathleen Maier, CMP
  • President’s Reception – Brigid Neff

2016-2017 Auctions Committee Members

  • Yarin Itzkovitz
  • Anne Marie Mourhess
  • Yen Nguyen, CMP

Jean Massieu quoted by Edward Latham, Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings, 1906, page 132.

Photo Credit: Scott Slocum | Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau