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MARK MCMINN
VICE PRESIDENT SALES
MONTEREY COUNTY CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
MARK@SEEMONTEREY.COM
What's one of your biggest professional
success stories?
I've been in the CVB/DMO arena for quite some
time, and the biggest and best success stories come
when the entire community comes together to bid
and execute high-profile events. I have had the honor
and pleasure of working on four Super Bowls, the
Democratic and Republican national conventions,
The Shriners Annual Meeting, two Final Fours, WWE
WrestleMania and a couple of Olympic trials for figure
skating and gymnastics.

MAXINE G. REYES
SENIOR SALES MANAGER
VILLA FLORENCE
MAXINE.REYES@VILLAFLORENCE.COM
What's one of your biggest professional success stories?
Overcoming obstacles with clients and within the workplace. I believe
in meeting client needs and delivering what was promised. What makes
me successful is that I am not afraid to share with my clients what I can
do and what I need their support with to make their event successful. I
like to apply this to my work environment as well.

What would you do for a career if you weren't a meeting
professional?

How do you define success?

I find myself being more involved with the city or community. If not
that - and only if I knew when I was younger what I know now - a
surgeon. I am good at troubleshooting and making things work with
what I have at hand.

To live the life you want and not the life we might
settle for.

How do you define success?

What is your favorite thing to do outside
of work?

Success in my industry to me is when all are satisfied. Success for
me is when I know that the client's needs, the event's needs and my
company's needs have been met.

Having just completed my second AIDS/LifeCycle
this June, I'd have to say riding my bicycle is my
favorite pastime. If you want to have all of your
senses engaged, ride your bike. You see things from a
different perspective.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
The hotel sales life is quite a busy one. I spend my personal time
with my family, doing family things, experiencing things we enjoy
doing together.

Where is the most interesting place you've
ever traveled?

Where is the most interesting place you've ever
traveled?

Early on my mission was to visit all 50 states, and
I've been fortunate enough to accomplish that goal.
But outside of the United States, Machu Picchu is the
most extraordinary place I have ever been.

I love how you can drive a couple of hours in certain countries in
Europe and you're in another country, experiencing another beautiful,
European culture.

What's your favorite inspirational quote?
What is the one thing you can't live without?
Music, love and coffee.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

What's your favorite inspirational quote?
"There's so much left to know and I'm on the road to
find." - Cat Stevens

Why did you join MPI?
For connection - connection to knowledge,
inspiration, leadership and business opportunities.

Why did you join MPI?
I enjoy the events. They allow me to be better at my job and get to
know my clients' needs. Meeting other hotel colleagues has always
been a plus as well. I believe in creating and maintaining loyal
partnerships. In this industry, you can't be a strong ally without
each other. ●
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Summer 2018

President’s Message
Editor’s Note
Innovation Corner
Make Your Event the Next Big Thing
MPINCC 2018 Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Data Privacy in Europe under GDPR
IMEX America – A Quick Trip to a ‘Cascade of Cool’
WEC18: 5-4-3-2-1 … Go!
Meetings Minute
Destination: What’s New in LA and San Diego
Member Spotlight
MPINCC New Members
Index to Advertisers/Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Intro
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover1
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover2
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 3
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Editor’s Note
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Innovation Corner
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Make Your Event the Next Big Thing
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 7
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - MPINCC 2018 Annual Gala & Silent Auction
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 9
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 10
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 11
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Data Privacy in Europe under GDPR
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - IMEX America – A Quick Trip to a ‘Cascade of Cool’
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - WEC18: 5-4-3-2-1 … Go!
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Meetings Minute
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Destination: What’s New in LA and San Diego
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Member Spotlight
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Index to Advertisers/Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover3
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover4
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