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– Barb Oswell

Board of Directors

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2016-2017 MPI Minnesota Chapter Board of DirectorsThe MPI Minnesota Chapter board of directors is elected annually by the MPI Minnesota Chapter membership. It consists of the president; president-elect; immediate past president; vice presidents of communications, education, leadership, membership, strategic alliances; and directors of communications, education, leadership, membership, strategic alliances. Any member of the MPI Minnesota Chapter who has been a member in good standing is eligible to serve on the board of directors.

» Board organizational chart

Executive team members

President
Member since 2002
Steph Pfeilsticker,

CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC, MBA

Chief Hybrid Strategist
Hybrid Events Authority, LLC
6122474420
President Elect
Member since 2006
Jen Ruthig,

CMP

Corporate Meeting Planner
Land O'Lakes
651-375-2538
Past President
Member since 2009
Robert Payne
Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
CSM Lodging
612-395-7031
Vice President, Education
Member since 2012
Rania Hammad,

National Sales Manager

National Sales Manager
Loews Hotels and Resorts
612-913-2475
Vice President, Leadership Development
Member since 2008
Julie Giorgio
Bloomington CVB
952-278-8510
Vice President, Marketing/Communications
Member since 2009
Debbie Friedman-Hueller,

M.A., CMP, CSEP, CMM

Sr. Meeting & Events Planner
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
651-375-2110
Vice President, Membership
Member since 2010
Heidi Hanson
Grand View Lodge
218-963-8798
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2007
Jennifer Dorholt,

CMP

Meetings & Events Manager
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
7632123351
Association Manager, Executive
Member since 2014
Joy DesMarais-Lanz,

MA, HMCC

Sr Director of Operations
Synergos AMC
6519176240

Directors

Director, Education
Member since 2013
Nicole Coon,

CMP

Marketing & Events Manager
Builders Association of the Twin Cities
651-697-7571
Director, Leadership Development
Member since 2011
Jan Oakland,

CMP

Event Planner
The Toro Company
952-887-8936
Director, Marketing/Communications
Member since 2015
Katie Numedahl
Sales Manager
Marriott Southwest
952.215.5216
Director, Membership Care and Retention
Member since 2011
Christopher Haug,

CMP

Senior Event Planner
Thrivent Financial
612-844-6428
Director, Recruitment
Member since 2014
Becky Pomorin
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
612-596-4656
Director, Sponsorships and Advertising
Member since 2004
Julie Krueger,

CMP

Sourcing and Contracting Manager
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
651-375-1784
Director, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2015
Amanda Sullivan,

MNM

Events & Communications Manager
CFA Society Minnesota
6123172889