MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 5

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-2018
OFFICERS
President
Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM
Founder & CEO, LASSO40, Inc.
President-Elect
Lucinda Mendoza, CMP
Meeting Manager, Annual Reviews
Vice President, Leadership Development
Samah Menoufy
Director of Regional Account - West Coast
Wynn Las Vegas
Vice President, Finance
Gary Murakami, CTC, CCTE, GLP, CMP, CMM
Director, Global Sales
MGM Resorts International
Vice President, Communications
Stewart Hall
Founder, Rock the Stars
Vice President, Education
Chelsea Marshburn, CMP, DMCP
Associate Director of Account Management
AlliedPRA Northern California
Vice President, Membership
Kathleen Maier, CMP
Administrative Assistant, Moss Adams LLP
Immediate Past President
Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP
Founder
Spotlight Sojourns
Executive Director
Lori Kinsey, CMP
Executive Director, Meeting Possibilities, LLC
DIRECTORS
Director, Leadership Development
Ryan Carroll
Sales Manager, Giants Enterprises
Director, Annual Conference & Expo
Patrick McMichael, CSEP
Director of Business Development
Denon & Doyle Entertainment
Director, Partnerships
Michael Trillo, CTA
Director of Sales and Marketing
Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma
Director, Special Events
Maria Cruz
Event Sales Manager
Smart Meetings Magazine
Director, Marketing
Susan Piel, CMP
Meeting & Event Consultant, Spiel Planning
Director, Education
Paula Zimmer, CMP
National Sales Manager, Visit San Jose
Director, Membership
Lesly Rehaut, CMP, CMM
Director of Sales, Half Moon Bay Lodge
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PERSPECTIVE

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spring 2018

Departments

Marijuana Tours & Events:
Challenges & Perceptions

6
President's Message

6
Editor's Note

7
Innovation Corner

16

MPINCC's 2018 Annual
Conference & Expo

21

Corks & Forks: A Culinary
Art Experience

22
Meetings Minute

28
Member Spotlight

29
MPINCC New
Members

19

Wine Country Open
for Business

30
Index to Advertisers/
Advertisers.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Spring 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
Innovation Corner
Marijuana Tours & Events: Challenges & Perceptions
MPINCC’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
Wine Country Open for Business
Corks & Forks: A Culinary Art Experience
Meetings Minute
Member Spotlight
MPINCC New Members
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Intro
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover1
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover2
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 3
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 4
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 5
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - President’s Message
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Innovation Corner
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 8
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Marijuana Tours & Events: Challenges & Perceptions
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 10
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 11
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 12
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 13
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 14
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 15
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - MPINCC’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 17
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 18
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Wine Country Open for Business
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 20
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Corks & Forks: A Culinary Art Experience
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Meetings Minute
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 23
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 24
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 25
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 26
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 27
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Member Spotlight
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - MPINCC New Members
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover3
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover4
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert1
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert2
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert3
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert4
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