The Strategic Alliances Committee seeks to forge partnerships between the MPI Minnesota Chapter and its partners to financially support and enhance the programs offered by the chapter. The committee is responsible for designing partnership policies and guidelines, soliciting partnerships with our planners and suppliers and following up to ensure that the defined benefits of partnering with the chapter are met. The committee is responsible for overseeing special events and fundraising for our chapter.

Community Outreach

Volunteers on this committee spearhead donation options to raise money for the chapter’s specified charitable organization. In addition to the piggy banks, volunteers work to identify additional donation opportunities throughout the year. Donations are collected during the Monthly Meetings and presented to the chapter’s selected charity at the May event.

Scholarships

This committee is responsible for managing the MPI Minnesota Chapter scholarship program. Team members oversee submission criteria and process guidelines. Committee members also work with the chapter’s association management company and the May event committee to provide award certificates and scripting to be used during the awards presentation at the May event.

June Event

This team of volunteers is responsible for all aspects of the June Event. This includes sourcing the venue, identifying a theme and partnering with vendors for things such as décor, AV and F&B. Your involvement can be as little or as big as you want as long as you are committed and up for a creative challenge. This event, like the Holiday Party/Silent Auction, is one of the largest revenue contributors to the chapter.

Holiday Party / Silent Auction

This team of volunteers is responsible for all aspects of the Holiday Party/Silent Auction. This includes everything from partnering with vendors for things such as décor, AV and F&B to securing donations for and executing the silent auction. This event requires some time investment from September up to the day of the event in December and is one of the largest financial contributions to our chapter.

Sponsorships and Advertising

This group develops and maintains the relationship with MPI Minnesota Chapter sponsors. They negotiate with vendors for monthly meeting venues, sell advertising space within chapter publications and solicit, track and fulfill the chapter sponsorship program.

Team Members

Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2007
Jennifer Dorholt,

CMP

Meetings & Events Manager
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
7632123351
Director, Strategic Alliances
Member since 2015
Amanda Sullivan,

MNM

Events & Communications Manager
CFA Society Minnesota
6123172889
Chair, Community Outreach
Member since 2015
Betsy Walsh
Sales Manager
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
19523681421
Chair, Scholarships
Member since 1997
Dianna Fuller,

CMP, CMM

Director, Global Accounts
HelmsBriscoe
7634751207
Vice Chair, June Event
Member since 2015
Marisa Hovde
Sales Manager
W Minneapolis - The Foshay & Le Meridien Chambers
6124186577
Vice Chair, June Event
Member since 2017
Abby Ingram
Group Sales Manager
W Minneapolis - The Foshay & Le Meridien Chambers
6122153724
Vice Chair, Holiday Party / Silent Auction
Member since 2015
Marisa Hovde
Sales Manager
W Minneapolis - The Foshay & Le Meridien Chambers
6124186577
Director, Sponsorships and Advertising
Member since 2004
Julie Krueger,

CMP

Sourcing & Contracting Manager
Land O'Lakes
651-375-1784