Volunteer with the Chapter! 

The Chapter is looking for new volunteers and help is always needed!   
Volunteering is the best way to get the most out of your membership, gain new skills and meet others in the industry!

Make sure to attend the luncheon today, Wednesday, August 22, to meet with each committee directly.

Or contact Michelle Rayburn for more details!
[ Anniversaries ]
One Year:
Glenda Minshew
Pediatric Academic Societies

Laura Sanders

Macy Pruitt
Rice University

Ashley Chabaud
Eversheds Sutherland LLP

David Jones
D. Jones Photography

Ian Dutton

Peter Hernandez
Houston First

Judy Chan
NRG Park

Dixie Meynier
Waste Management

Five Years:
Kim Springer

Michelle Brunoehler

Jamie Hart

Fifteen Years:
Linda Hamption
Norris Conference Centers

Twenty Years:
Lori Carper
Houston Association of Realtors (HAR)   

Kimberly Conner
Moody Gardens Hotel
New Members ]
Logan Beszterda
Association Management Consultants, LLC

Yolanda Bomer

Kristin Farber

Rachel Johnson
House of Hough - The Linen Company

Sydney Plas
EB Inc Event Rentals & Design

Casey Seifert
Hotel Galvez/Tremont House

Elaine Vo
New Member Spotlight:
Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson is the Meetings and Event Manager for Sysco Corporation.  Laura has over 10 years of meeting planner experience, and 5 years with Sysco Corporation.  Laura's main function for the majority of her professional career has been administrative, and was just recently promoted and appointed Sysco's new Meetings and Events Manager.  Laura is a native from Houston Texas, a proud Texas A&M Aggie Mom, and loves the current World Series Champion Houston Astros!  
Welcome Laura!  
Heather Hernandez

Heather Hernandez is the July 2018 volunteer of the month!

Heather is the Director of Sales for Free Range Concepts which operates The General Public and Bowl & Barrel in CityCentre as well as The Rustic in downtown Houston opening early this fall. She has been a member of MPI-HAC since 2008 and has volunteered on several committees, including Chapter President.
Congratulations, Heather!
Tuan Truong was the Vice President Internal of MPI University of Houston Cougar Chapter this past year. He joined MPI in February 2017 and quickly decided to join the Student Board. He was the master behind all of the beautiful decorations at MPI student events. He really brought the student events to the next level!
Tuan will be graduating from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management this December 2018. This past summer, Tuan had an opportunity to intern at his dream hotel - Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in Vietnam! After graduation, he will continue his education by pursuing a masters degree and fulfilling internships in different cities within the USA. Way to go Tuan!
Director of Events
Kim DuBose
South Texas Account Executive with CORT Event Furnishings 
Kim has been the South Texas District Account Executive with CORT Event Furnishings for 6 years and enjoys helping clients with event concepts, design and space planning. She is involved with NACE, ILEA and recently joined MPI's Board of Directors as the Director of Events. In her spare time, you can find her sweating it out in spin class, enjoying concerts or spending time with her daughters.

CAP'D Luncheon & Volunteer Tradeshow
August 22, 2018
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sheraton Houston North
15700 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032

James Brown, Learning the Rhythm & Rhyme of Valuable Volunteers

WALK-INS Welcome! 

First Annual Innovates Event Experience  
September 26, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
2512 Woodhead St.
Houston, TX 77019
Experience some of Houston's most innovative products and experiences at the Houston Venue that is innovative in itself.
Registration coming soon!  
CAP'D Luncheon

October 24, 2018
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Registration & details coming soon!