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2017 International Board of Directors


Brian Stevens
Los Angeles, California USA

Amanda Armstrong, CMP
Corporate Travel and Meetings Director
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Immediate Past Chair
Fiona Pelham
Managing Director
Sustainable Events Ltd and Positive Impact
Manchester, United Kingdom

Vice Chair - Finance

Gerrit Jessen, CMP, CMM
Strategic Advisor
MCI Deutschland GmbH
Berlin, Germany

Paul Van Deventer
President and CEO
Meeting Professionals International
Dallas, Texas USA

MPI Board of Directors

Terms Expiring 2017

Angie Callaway, CMP, CMM
US Client Account Specialist
Touch Associates
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Michael Massari
Chief Sales Officer
Caesars Entertainment
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Ken Sanders
Freeman Audio Visual Solutions
Dallas, Texas USA

Courtney Stanley
Manager, Digital Strategy & Communications
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Grand Haven, Michigan USA


Marti Winer, MBA
Chief of Staff
Drew University
Madison, New Jersey USA

Terms expiring 2018

Annette Gregg, CMP, CMM, MBA
Vice President – Corporate West
San Diego, California USA

Anne Hamilton
Vice President, Global Travel
Walt Disney Company
Lake Buena Vista, Florida USA

Steve O’Malley
Division President
Maritz Travel
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Kevin Olsen
Founding Partner
Keyway, LLC
Aurora, Illinois USA

Terms expiring 2019

Jason Carroll, CMP
Executive Director
Tampa Riverwalk Organization
Tampa, Florida USA

Bonnie Carlson, CDME
President & CEO
Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bloomington, Minnesota USA

Helle Svaneborg
Director of Exhibitions & Conferences
Danish Pharmaceutical Information A/S
Copenhagen, Denmark

One-year term

MPI Foundation Board Representative
Jim Russell
Executive Vice President, Sales
The Freeman Company
Dallas, Texas USA

Legal Counsel
Jonathan T. Howe, Esq.
President/Senior Partner
Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
Chicago, Illinois USA