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November 29, 2015 6:42 PM ET

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Company Overview of Meeting Professionals International Inc.

Company Overview

Meeting Professionals International Inc. provides consulting services to the event industry. The company's services include education, research, and professional development. Meeting Professionals International Inc. 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 and President
Vice Chairman of Finance and Director
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Business Architect
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Meeting Professionals International Inc. Key Developments

Meeting Professionals International Inc. Announces Board Changes

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the confirmed slate of volunteer leaders for its 2016 Board of Directors. Board member and officer selections are effective January 1, 2016, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2016. Fiona Pelham, managing director of Sustainable Events Ltd. and Positive Impact, will assume the role of chair of the MPI Board of Directors. Pelham has been an active MPI member for ten years and previously served as president of the association's United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter. She was also a member of MPI's Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Council from 2010 through 2012. 2016 MPI Board of Directors -Officers: Chair-elect: Brian Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Conference Direct, Calif., United States. Vice Chairman of Finance: Amanda Armstrong, CMP, Corporate Travel and Meetings Director, Enterprise Holdings Inc., St. Louis, Mo., United States. 2016 MPI Board of Directors - Members: Krzysztof Celuch Ph.D., CMM, CITE, CIS, HMCC, Assistant Professor /Vice-Rector, Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management; Head of Poland Convention Bureau, Polish Tourist Organization; Angie Duncan, CMP, CMM, US Client Account Specialist, Touch Associates; Annette Gregg, CMP, CMM, MBA, Vice President, Conferences, LPL Financial; Anne Hamilton, Vice President, Global Travel, Disney Worldwide Shared Services, Lake Buena Vista; Gerrit Jessen, CMP, CMM, Regional Managing Director Germany, Austria and Czech Republic, MCI Deutschland GmbH; Michael Massari, Vice President of Meeting Sales & Operations, Caesars Entertainment; Audra Narikawa, CMP, Vice President, Senior Manager, Travel and Meetings, Capital Group; Kevin, President, One Smooth Stone, Downers Grove, Ill.; Steve O'Malley, President, Maritz Travel, M &I Division; Ken Sanders, President, Freeman Audio Visual Solutions; Courtney Stanley, Strategic Partnership Manager, EventMobi, Grand Haven; and Marti Winer, Chief of Staff, Drew University.

Meeting Professionals International Appoints Michael Woody as Chief Operations Officer

Meeting Professionals International has announced the selection of industry veteran Michael Woody as its new chief operations officer. In this role, Woody will lead the daily operations and marketing efforts of the association, ensuring the delivery of community-wide member value and brand consistency. He will officially begin the role on March 23, 2015, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. Woody has more than 27 years of experience in the meeting and event, hospitality and tourism industries and is a current, active member of MPI. As COO, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of tactical business plans as well as management of MPI's events, professional development, chapter business, marketing, communications, and European operations teams. In his current role, Woody serves as the assistant executive director for the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Meeting Professionals International Appoints Darren Temple as Chief Business Development Officer, Effective Mid-September 2014

Meeting Professionals International has announced the selection of Darren Temple as its new chief business development officer. In this role, Temple will lead strategic business development and global sales planning for the association. He will officially begin the role in mid-September 2014, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. Temple has 25 years of both domestic and international experience in the meeting and event industry and joins MPI from the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau where he most recently served as chief sales officer. He will be responsible for strengthening MPI's relationships with industry organizations and strategic partners such as destination management organizations (DMOs), hoteliers and global suppliers. In addition, Temple will develop global sales strategies for MPI and the MPI Foundation as well as oversee MPI's sales and sales operations teams. Previously, Temple worked as a senior sales executive for both PSAV Presentation Services and Freeman.

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