President’s Message

My MPI membership has been a wonderful adventure. I have been looking forward to my term as MPIOC President for a few years. Over that time there has been a lot of excitement, some tears, both good and bad, both tears of joy and of sadness. These tears happen, because we are passionate about what we do. We are passionate about our industry. We are passionate about each other.

That passion has been heard. Your Board of Directors continually listens to our members and adapts to what we do so we can give you what you need and want from MPIOC. Based on what you told us through the Annual Needs Assessment Survey and the Global MPI Survey over the past few years, we can see that we’ve already Raised Our Game.

We’ve raised our game through annual goals and themes:

  • ENGAGE (2015-2016) — Education, Networking, and Growth as individuals and as a chapter.
  • Make A Splash (2016-2017) — Building our portfolio, producing even stronger, more dynamic events.
  • Pearls of Wisdom (2017-2018) — As industry professionals, we have a lot of knowledge in our chapter and we have been sharing that knowledge with each other.

As a chapter in 2018-2019 we will continue to Raise Our Game this year to better serve our members, and part of that is by letting others know the value that MPI provides.

This year you will continue to Raise Your Game. We are embarking on a quest to Share Our MPI Story with others. As a board we have already started recording our MPI stories and will soon post them on social media get the word out about what our chapter means to us.

Over the course of the year at our events you will have the opportunity to Share Your MPIOC Story with us, and what our chapter means to you. I encourage you to take that opportunity to share. Give us permission to help you Raise Your Game.

I look forward to leading our MPIOC team this year and together, we will all Raise Our Game.

 

Brian Gilman
SpringHill Suites Huntington Beach/Orange County
President, MPIOC 2018-2019