@MPIGNY - Spring 2014 - (Page 6)
#board of directors
PRESIDENT, Carvie Gillikin, Vice President, Fourth Wall Events,
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, Wendy Blaney, In Market Director of Sales,
Caesars Entertainment, email@example.com
PRESIDENT-ELECT, Robert Sanders, CMP, Chairman, Hospitality Resource Group,
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, David Strang, Director of Global Sales, Jumeirah Hotels,
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, Meghan Schilt, CMP, Global Events Manager,
Apax Partners, firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, Tom Andrika,
Business Development Manager, Fourth Wall Events, email@example.com
VP OF COMMUNICATIONS, Suzanne Medcalf, Regional Manager -
Hosted Buyer Program, IMEX America, firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR OF NETWORKING, Laura Mulholland, CMP, Director of Sales,
Live Nation New York, email@example.com
VP OF EDUCATION, Jason Cohen, Regional Sales Director, National Accounts,
Sofitel Luxury Hotels - North America, firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC EVENTS, Carly Roncaglio, Business Development Manager,
ZAK EVENTS, LLC, email@example.com
VP OF FINANCE, Michelle Marie Adams, CMP, Regional Director, Meeting Element,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Kathie Stapleton, MPI Greater New York Chapter (MPIGNY),
VP OF MEMBERSHIP, Lannise Galbraith, CMP, Owner, Event Planner,
LRGEvent Management, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAPTER BUSINESS MANAGER, Bryan Lavin, email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Jennifer McMahon-Hinz, CMM, CMP, Meeting &
Event Manager, Innovative Meeting Concepts, LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org
#ask the board
Q: I've been in three time zones in
under a week. Any tips for beating
jetlag and being ready to go for my
early morning meetings?
Jason Cohen: Drink plenty of water
and keep to your original time zone if
possible. Otherwise - CAFFEINE!
Michelle Marie Adams: Hydration,
stretching and cat naps! Try not to drink
alcohol on the flights, as tempting as it
may be, and try to stick to pure non-gas
H2O. Also, get up and move to circulate
blood through the body; I go to the back
of the plane and do a few yoga standing
postures. When I get to the hotel, I again
drink a ton of water and take a quick
cat nap the moment I get in. Then I get
outside and explore the city. Nothing gets
you into a time zone better than living and
breathing the culture of your host city.
Wendy Blaney: I always try to stay
on my home time zone when travelling,
especially if I will be somewhere for less
than three days. If I am going to be in
several time zones for a long period of time,
I do my best to begin to adjust in advance.
Meghan Schilt: Stay hydrated -
and not with alcohol. On long flights, I
always carry with me a small bottle of
@MPIGNY SPRING 2014
Evian spray and apply extra moisturizing
face lotion, so at the very least I look
refreshed. And when I am in Europe and
can't sleep because it is 7 p.m. in NY, I
listen to my sleep app that I downloaded
on my phone.
Q: What's your favorite part of
being an MPIGNY board member?
Jason Cohen: My favorite part of
being on the board is feeling like I am
contributing to making our chapter and
the member experience better, as well
as the camaraderie we have built on the
board. I actually enjoy being together.
Michelle Marie Adams: Being part
of something great! MPIGNY is on a
mission to provide an all-encompassing
membership experience, and it is
wonderful to be a part of the movement.
Wendy Blaney: My favorite part is
thinking outside the box and offering up
suggestions for change.
Meghan Schilt: Getting to know and
work alongside of a dynamic group of
people to accomplish worthwhile goals
that make the whole association better.
Together we achieve so much more than
any one of us could do as an individual.
Q: What's your favorite summer
Michelle Marie Adams: Somewhere
new! The thrill of exploring a new
destination is a huge thrill for me, so I
try to go somewhere new every year.
Last year, I went to Africa; this year, I am
going to Australia. But I must say that
my favorite fall destination is Miami with
my girlfriends. We have been going to
South Beach for more than 11 years in
October, and I am looking forward to year
12 this fall.
Wendy Blaney: I love going to Laguna
or Coronado Island in California every
summer. I am a "Zonie" (someone who
grew up in Arizona), and we have gone
to either Laguna or Coronado every
summer to get away from the heat since I
was a teenager.
Meghan Schilt: My parents' house
on Lake Nottely WAY outside of Atlanta.
There is just something about sitting
on the dock with the sun sparkling like
diamonds across the water that never
gets old. Add in one of my Dad's famous
margaritas and a good book, and I could
spend my whole summer there. It is truly
my favorite place to be.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2014
Ask the Board
Speaking the Language of Sustainability
11 Delivering the ‘green’ at AIBTM 2014
IMEX America’s Sustainability Efforts: Greenhouses, Gardens and Growing Commitments
A CSR Preview of MPI’S WEC 2014
Greening Trends: Meeting Planners ‘go Local’ to Drive Down Costs
Sustainability at Caneel Bay Resort
Let’s Get Physical: Team Building for the Active Attendee
Mpigny’s Engaging Evening
Notes From the Field
Asheville CVB Injects Unique Destination Flare Into Meetings
History Comes Alive in Boston
@MPIGNY - Spring 2014