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involved in various committees because
it helps me to build deeper relationships,
rather than just meeting people briefly
WhaT did you WanT To
geT in reTurn for your
Day Job: National Sales Director, San
Diego Tourism Authority
Incoming Board Position: Board Director,
Previous Roles/Committee Work:
Board Director, Publications; Membership
Committee (Chair, Ambassadors Program);
Community Outreach Committee
When you firsT joined MPi
PoToMaC, did you Wade
in sloWly or juMP righT
in on a CoMMiTTee?
I first joined in 2002 as a planner
member when I was with the Washington
Business Journal, and I jumped right in. I
joined the Community Outreach Committee
and met one of my best friends. I've stayed
I simply wanted connections. As
a planner member, I wanted to learn
from other planners; as a supplier,
there's always an opportunity to meet
in addiTion To your Busy
Work Week, you're also
Busy WiTh your husBand
and Children. WhaT
adviCe Would you give To
a MeMBer Who's Thinking
aBouT geTTing involved
Who is ConCerned aBouT
That was always my reservation! I
would still say dive in - it will work.
People are always there to help you with
a project when you need it. Our chapter is
built on support and teamwork, so there's
always someone willing to jump in.
WhaT Would your
niCknaMe Be in MPi
PoToMaC ThaT everyone
Would knoW you By?
I had to "phone a friend" on this
one - tough question! One proposal was
"Mother Hen," but the suggestion I liked
best was "Head of the Awesomesauce
Committee" because clearly this describes
the Publications Committee, which I've
had the privilege of leading this past year!
WhaT is your MosT vivid
MeMory of your MPi
Working on the Community Outreach
Committee stands out the most, like
spending time at Martha's Table or the
Calvary Women's Shelter. We served
Thanksgiving dinner at a downtown
preschool and I loved driving to different
hotels that donated parts of the menu.
My car smelled like turkey and mashed
potatoes for a month! ■
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important things in life; all else will fall
in line." - Gene Garman, my high school
KATE LoCKARD, CMP
position: Board Director, Professional
If there was a movie produced about
your life, who would play you and
why? Christina Hendricks and I think it is
What would the name of your
debut album be? "I'll Have White Wine
Describe your dream vacation: Any
Day job: EventRebels, CEO
position: Board Director,
If you were 80 years old, what
advice would you pass along to your
grandchildren? Live lean and mean so
you can follow your dreams.
If you were a brand, what would your
motto be? Don't follow the pack.
What is your favorite quote? "If
a man does his best, what else is
there?" - General Patton
Day job: Hiltons of
Washington, Director of
position: Board Director, MACE!
go-to karaoke song: "La Bamba"
If there was a movie produced about
your life, who would play you and why?
Mikey in the Goonies. I am curious, enjoy
the thrill of the unknown, and always end
up the leader in my group of friends. Plus,
who doesn't want to find One-Eyed Willy?
What's your favorite part of your day
job? 5 p.m.
What is your favorite quote? "Be who
you are and say what you feel because
those who mind don't matter and those
who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss ■
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PMPI Engage - July/August 2016
Does Your Brand Earn a 5-Star Review?
MPI Potomac’s Evening of the Stars
Meet the 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Meetings Thought Leadership
Practice Mindfulness During Your Busy Day
Destination Spotlight: Boston
Welcome, New Members!
Members on the Move
MPI Potomac Dashboard
Index of Advertisers
PMPI Engage - July/August 2016