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Company Overview of Meeting Professionals International Inc.

Company Overview

Meeting Professionals International Inc. operates as a meeting and event industry association. It offers education, networking, and business exchange services for members in various chapters and clubs worldwide. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Dallas, Texas with additional offices in Luxembourg and Canada.

3030 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway

Suite 1700

Dallas, TX 75234-2759

United States

Founded in 1972





Key Executives for Meeting Professionals International Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Ex-Officio
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Editor in Chief of the Monthly Magazine
Senior Vice President of Global Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Meeting Professionals International Inc. Key Developments

Meeting Professionals International Appoints Christine Roberts as Executive Director of Foundation

Meeting Professionals International has selected Christine Roberts to serve as Executive Director of the MPI Foundation. In this role, Roberts will be responsible for setting strategic and financial goals as well as directing fundraising and operational activities for the foundation. She officially begins the role September 18, 2017, reporting to Darren Temple, COO of MPI and Executive Vice President of the MPI Foundation. Roberts has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and meeting and event industries. She is a current member of MPI and previously served as president of the MPI South Florida Chapter. As executive director, Roberts will work closely with Temple to implement strategic business plans approved by the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees and regional councils, while managing the day to day operations of the foundation. Roberts most recently worked as Vice President, Convention Sales and Services for the Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Roberts will be based in Pompano Beach, Florida, where she currently resides.

Meeting Professionals International Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Meeting Professionals International has named Darren Temple as its new chief operations officer (COO). Temple previously served as the association's Chief Business Development Officer leading strategic business development and global sales planning. He will continue to report to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. As COO, Temple is charged with driving strategic business plans and execution, established operational excellence, revenue growth and brand consistency throughout MPI. He will manage the Education & Events and Marketing & Communications teams and maintain oversight of the association's global sales organization. Temple will also continue to lead the MPI Foundation as Executive Vice President, Ex Officio. In addition, MPI has promoted Bernie Schraer to Sr. Vice President, Global Business Development, reporting to Temple. Schraer previously served as Vice President of Revenue & Channel Development. In this new role, he will assume responsibility for the association's Global Sales Team and continue to manage the Strategic Alliance, Hosted Buyer, Publishing and Plan Your Meetings teams.

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