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c h a p t e r cha t t e r ap NEW VENTURES Michael Lynch was appointed citywide sales executive with Marriott International. He was previously with Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. Michael may be reached at (415) 442-6120 or In addition to her role as director, global incentive sales for Preferred Hotel Group, Elaine Macy was also appointed director, group sales for The Kahala Hotel. Based out of the Preferred Hotel Group office in Newport Beach, she may be reached at (949) 719-3354, or Roger Rickard is now partner with REvent, LLC. He may be reached at (916) 625-0608, or Michael Robby was recently appointed sales manager at Long Beach Marriott. He was previously with Fairmont Newport Beach. Michael may be reached at (562) 627-8055 or Jill Stark was appointed manager, conference services for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She may be reached at (510) 486-5073 or Bill Walters, CMP, was appointed area account executive for Marriott International. He was previously with JW Marriott San Francisco. Bill may be reached at (510) 230-7724 or CORRECTIONS In the June issue, Carolyn Muller Brown’s contact information was incorrectly listed. Carolyn is currently national sales director for Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and may be reached at (916) 488-1411 or She was previously with Reno Tahoe Convention & Visitors Authority. We sincerely apologize for this error. ● Have news to share? Send your chatter to Kehaulani McGregor, CMP, The Meeting Strategy Group and MPINCC Past President at MONTEREY’S NEWEST OCEAN FRONT MEETING SPACE (located next door to the Monterey Bay Aquarium) Experience the rich heritage of historic Cannery Row from our unique vantage point overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and offering magnificent panoramic coastal views. • 208 luxury guest rooms and suites, many with ocean views and fireplaces • The C restaurant + bar where every table offers an ocean view • Energia Spa, Fitness Center, Pool, Whirlpool & VIP Kid’s Club • Adjacent to over 85 shops, restaurants, theatre and wine tasting rooms • Over 16,000 sq. ft. of indoor & outdoor meeting & banquet space featuring spectacular views INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS Liz Watson, DCMP, CMP, of San Francisco-based PRA Destination Management has been appointed to the Certification and Accreditation Board of Directors of the Association of Destination Management Executives, which oversees the Destination Management Certification professional program for individuals as well as the Accredited Destination Management Company program. Liz may be reached at (415) 697-6300 or Do you live an InterContinental life? 750 Cannery Row Monterey, California 93940 | 831.375.4500 MPINCCperspective | VOL. 28, NO. 2 | 15 409141_Pacific.indd 1 11/20/08 8:08:09 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - October 2009

MPI Perspective - October 2009
President’s Message
Continental Shift
Team Building Events with a Philanthropic Twist
MPINCC – Shaping Careers Throughout the Years Getting to know … Matthew Schermerhorn, CMP
Member Pearls
CMP U — Experience, Knowledge, Support
Chapter Chatter
Team Building Activities in Winter
Index to Advertisers

MPI Perspective - October 2009