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volunteer spotlight Michelle coombs involved in various committees because it helps me to build deeper relationships, rather than just meeting people briefly at events. WhaT did you WanT To geT in reTurn for your involveMenT? Day Job: National Sales Director, San Diego Tourism Authority Incoming Board Position: Board Director, Member Retention 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 potential clients. 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 TiMe CoMMiTMenT? 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 PoToMaC exPerienCe? 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! ■ Continued from page 9 important things in life; all else will fall in line." - Gene Garman, my high school humanities teacher. KATE LoCKARD, CMP Day job: ConferenceDirect, Global Account Executive Incoming Board position: Board Director, Professional Development If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why? Christina Hendricks and I think it is self-explanatory. What would the name of your debut album be? "I'll Have White Wine with That." Describe your dream vacation: Any beach, anywhere. K.C. hoPSon Day job: EventRebels, CEO Incoming Board position: Board Director, Publications 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 AnThonY MoLIno Day job: Hiltons of Washington, Director of National Accounts Incoming Board 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 ■ ENgAgE 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PMPI Engage - July/August 2016

President’s Message
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
Volunteer Spotlight
Destination Spotlight: Boston
Welcome, New Members!
Members on the Move
MPI Potomac Dashboard
Index of Advertisers

PMPI Engage - July/August 2016