Committees

Members ask all the time how to get the highest ROI on their membership dollars for joining MPI.

The one answer we can provide them that continues to provide consistent results is - GET INVOLVED!  We have a wide variety of options for members to get involved with chapter committees.  View the committee descriptions below to see where you might get involved.

We have a complete leadership development program for members wanting to get involved.  If you would like assistance on determining which committee would be best for you, please contact:

Kate Gogolen

kclark@jthor.com

Awards Committee

The Tampa Bay Area Chapter bestows annual awards to its members who individually and unselfishly contribute for the benefit of all.  This committee coordinates member appreciation, establishes criteria for chapter awards, culminating in our Gala Awards Banquet in June.

Communications Committee

This committee ensure chapter programs, activities and accomplishments are communicated to our membership via the chapter newsletter, event registrations, social media and the website.  The committee publicizes chapter accomplishment on a local and national level through other publications, media outlets as well as MPI International. The committee reports to the board of directors on strategic issues such as current communication and technology trends and topics pertinent to the meetings industry.   We are the voice of the chapter!

Education Committee

See your vision come to life on the Education Committee.  Responsible for developing and delivering high quality monthly educational programs for professional development, our goal is to bring valuable experiences to our members.  Tasks include determination of topics, sourcing speakers, site selection, and logistical arrangements.  In addition to our five educational programs throughout the year, we also plan and facilitate our one-day annual conference, Meetings Academy. Work together with planners and suppliers to see these events through with an amazing team from start to finish.

Finance Committee

Guides the financial direction of the chapter, providing strategies for best use of chapter funds and investments to maintain the chapter's stability and financial integrity.  Works with each department to create budget. Maintains proper accounting procedure for the receipt and handling of funds, maintenance of financial records, and paying all authorized invoices. Includes Director of Cash Sponsorships who pursues and coordinates cash sponsors for various chapter events.

Gala Banquet Committee

Plans, manages the logistics, and secures in-kind sponsorship for annual Gala Awards Banquet. Banquet is held each year in mid-June.

Strategic Alliances

Focuses on creating and marketing sponsorship opportunities for potential sponsors for educational programs and special fundraising events.  Duties include maintaining a database of current sponsors, soliciting new sponsors for upcoming events and coordination of donations.

Membership Committee

Responsible for membership recruitment and retention.  Duties include following up with members regarding membership renewal, dropped memberships, contacting potential new members to promote benefits of membership, helping with the new member orientation process, and conducting member needs assessments.  Involved in various programs including the Ambassador Program, Mentor Program, and Table Host Program. Responsible for guest registration, member care, and leadership development.

Past Presidents Council

Participates in Mentor Program with Membership Committee. Reviews scholarship applications and makes recommendations. Undertakes special projects as requested, Committee Membership

Limited to Past Chapter Presidents*