@MPIGNY - Summer 2015 - (Page 17)

#day in the life FULL SPEED AHEAD naMe: Liz Keyser, CMP, DMCP Mpi RoLe: Host Committee Member, WEC 2015, and Past President of the MPI Northern California Chapter daY JoB: Owner, AlliedPRA Northern California and AlliedPRA Hawaii Based in: San Francisco, CA daY in the LiFe: I'm up like a shot at 4:45 a.m. each day. Not by choice, mind you. My youngest son is an early riser, so we have many pre-dawn "meetings" where he drinks milk and I gulp coffee. Soon, my other two kids are up, and it's a circus as I run around making breakfast, kissing noses, cleaning spills and getting ready for the rest of my day. I try to leave my house by 6:30 a.m. each day to face the killer commute across the notorious Bay Bridge. I'm the first in the office, which I love. It gives me a chance to get some small items off my to-do list and to focus on larger projects. Once the full team arrives, we run full speed, so I need the early morning charge-up time. My favorite aspect of my job is the collaboration with my team members, both in NorCal and Hawaii; they are all so wonderful, talented and smart. Talking strategy, brainstorming creative event elements, working on budgets (I geek out on spreadsheets!), meeting with clients, visiting the newest venue in town, planning our next big retreat - I'm having fun the whole time. In between the meetings madness, I make time for my MPI WEC Host Committee responsibilities, including refining RFPs, designing the volunteer portal or participating in conference calls. WEC in San Francisco is going to be amazing, and we're really focusing on the volunteer experience. In the late afternoon, I usually run out to check on one of our events for that night. It's so awesome to see my team in action, and I frequently swell with pride to witness what they have accomplished. By evening, I can't wait to see the kids again, and I usually make it home in time for stories and snuggles before bed. Once all final requests for hugs, water, stuffed animals, extra tucking in and more kisses have been met and/or negotiated and the littles are asleep, I can finally tidy the house, do the dishes, start some laundry, share a glass of wine with my husband and then pass out after watching 12 minutes of television. It's a crazy life, but I love it. @ mpigny.org 17 http://www.mpigny.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Summer 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
ASK THE BOARD
MPIGNY’S SUMMER BUCKET LIST
MEET THE 2015-2016 MPIGNY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TRAVELING FOR WEC: WHAT WILL YOU DO FIRST IN SAN FRANCISCO?
DAY IN THE LIFE
REDISCOVER ATLANTIC CITY
ADVANCING MEDICAL MEETINGS AND HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE
A GENERATIONAL SHIFT IN EVENT DESIGN
5 SECRETS OF POWER NETWORKERS
THE GENIE AWARDS
SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
ATLANTA: THE NEW SOUTH
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISER’S INDEX

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