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 FINANCE TEAM

OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS COMMITTEE:
Develops fundraising opportunities to benefit the chapter by soliciting prize donations for give-always and selling tickets during all scheduled programs.
Committee Chair:  Natalia White

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES COMMITTEE:
The overall responsibility of the Strategic Alliance committee is to develop and direct all sponsorship activities and advertising sales. The committee also identifies revenue-generating opportunities to support the chapter. It’s reaching out to the meeting & event community in San Diego to secure venues, sponsorship and advertising for our chapter throughout the year. Typically committees meet face-to-face once a month to discuss strategy and our specific responsibilities within the chapter’s business plan, but we also communicate the rest of the time through email and phone to help each other reach our committee’s and chapter’s goals.
Committee Chair: Stephen Clayton – Soundskilz Inc

NOTHIN’ BUT NET COMMITTEE:
Coordinates the Chapter’s fundraising efforts through the use of public entertainment events such as plays, concerts, and ‘Nothing but Net’ reception events at exciting local restaurants & venues.
Committee Chair: Marisa Anticevich– Meeting & Association Management Services, Inc.

ANNUAL GALA COMMITTEE:

Plans an exciting formal attire end-of-the-year awards and recognition gala, where the incoming Board of Directors is installed for the following year.
Committee Chair:  OPEN ROLE

GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY FUNDRAISER COMM ITTEE :
Develops a fun and exciting fundraising opportunity to benefit the chapter.
Committee Chair:  Malia LaFleur – Quest Drape

HOLIDAY PARTY COMMITTEE:
Develops a fun and exciting holiday event for the chapter
Committee Chair: Shanti Turner – Grand Hyatt San Diego

 

 COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE :
Promotes the visibility of MPI and its activities through news releases and builds relationships with relevant local media. Identifies issues within the community and industry, which can benefit from our members’ support & involvement.
Committee Chair: Mark Howell – Mark Joseph Creative Development Group

SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE:
To promote and provide a presence for SDMPI members on social networking sites and to use as a vehicle for promoting chapter membership, events and involvement.

Committee Chair: Paige Habener – San Diego State University

WEBSITE COMMITTEE:
Works with leadership and web developer to implement changes and improvements to the chapter website.
Committee Chair: Gabrielle Martorana – Allied PRA

 EDUCATION TEAM

CMP STUDY GROUP COMMITTEE:
Provides an interactive forum to assist and prepare members and others for the CMP exam by administering the study group, assisting with re-certification and maintaining the chapter library.
Committee Chair: Michelle Schneider, CMP – AVID Center

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE:
Develops and designs all aspects of the educational chapter meetings to provide stimulating programs meeting the diverse needs of the members.
Committee Chair(s):
Rachel Cohn- National University
Katherine Villena- Events San Diego
Katie Germann

ALL DAY EDUCATION COMMITTEE :
Create a stimulating and informative educational program to meet the diverse needs of the members, in alignment with the President’s vision and MPI’s Vision and Mission.
Committee Chair:  Carrie Shen, CMP, CMM – Bridgepoint Education
Expo Committee Chair: Nathan Fillian – Reno Tahoe USA

 

MEMBERSHIP TEAM

MEMBER RETENTION COMMITTEE:
Maintains membership retention by communicating with and confirming members’ renewals and monitoring ROI for current members.
Committee Chair:  OPEN ROLE

MEMBER RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE:
Maintains membership growth by communicating with potential members the features and benefits of MPI membership. 
Committee Chair:  OPEN ROLE

MEMBER RECOGNITION PROGRAMS COMMITTEE:
Coordinates annual chapter awards/recognition and scholarship programs.
Committee Chair:  OPEN ROLE

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TEAM

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE:
Helps members develop their leadership potential by assisting with finding and retaining volunteers, and placing them on appropriate committees.
Committee Chair:  Bianca Kerst – Feast On This Catering

MENTOR PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Matches Mentors & Mentees to facilitate professional development opportunities and foster leadership skills for members at all levels.
Committee Chair: Steve Larson – The Event Team

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