2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

The 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.

Executive team members

President
Member since 2006
Jen Ruthig,

CMP

Sr. Strategic Event Planner
Land O'Lakes
651-955-9408
President Elect
Member since 2007
Jennifer Dorholt,

CMP

Meetings & Events Manager
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
7632123351
Past President
Member since 2002
Steph Pfeilsticker,

CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC, MBA

Chief Strategist
Hybrid Events Authority, LLC
612-247-4420
Vice President, Education
Member since 2013
Nicole Coon,

CMP

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

CMP

Event Planner
The Toro Company
952-887-8936
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Member since 2015
Katie Numedahl
Sales Manager
Marriott Southwest
952.988.3104
Vice President, Membership
Member since 2011
Christopher Haug,

CMP

Senior Event Planner
Thrivent Financial
612-844-6428
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2015
Amanda Sullivan,

MNM

Events & Communications Manager
CFA Society Minnesota
6123172889
Chapter Administrator, Executive
Member since 2014
Joy DesMarais-Lanz,

MA, HMCC

COO
Synergos AMC
651-632-9287

Directors

Director, Education
Member since 2015
Caitlin Goskowicz
Regional Director of Sales
Prestige Global Meeting Source
6127678444
Director, Marketing & Communications
Member since 2013
Monique Rochard-Marine,

CMP, CMM, CTSM, MBA

Senior Manager; Meetings, Events & Tradeshows
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
6512024889
Director, Membership Care and Retention
Member since 2014
Becky Pomorin
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
612-596-4656
Director, Recruitment
Member since 2015
Jennifer Hultman
Events and Marketing Manager
Campus Club at the University of MN
612-625-8494
Director, Sponsorships and Advertising
Member since 2016
Karin Peterson,

CMP

Events & Sponsorships Specialist
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
6124927670
Director, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2010
Barb Madigan
Senior Sales Executive
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
612-349-4020