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Spring 2020| Winter 2019 Recap Issue
M eet our 2020-2021 Board!
Do you recognize any of these familiar faces?D
  • President: Tara Thomas, CMP, DMCP, HMCC, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • President Elect: Rindi Cerelli, CMP, Travel Portland
  • Immediate Past President: Cathy Mason, CMP, Young Presidents' Organization
  • VP Finance: Kara Campuzano, Salem Convention Center
  • VP Education: Jessica Johnson, The Party Team
  • VP Communications: Greg Heinze, Radisson Hotel Group
  • VP Membership: Juanita Metzler, Eugene, Cascades & Coast - Travel Lane County
MPI Oregon Chapter Directors
  • Director, Fundraising: Amy Hildahl, Salishan Resort
  • Director, Monthly Education: Jenny Moore, CGMP, Spirit Mountain Casino
  • Director, Special Educational Projects: Anne Hallinan, CMP, Marrone Hallinan Event Management, LLC
  • Director, Marketing: Chase Brunson, CMP, Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square
  • Director, Membership: Alisha Leanard, Oregon Garden Resort
The Road to Earning Your CMP Starts Here

Even during these uncertain times in our industry due to COVID-19, there is no better time to add that next notch in your professional career belt and become a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). 

The CMP certification is globally recognized as the mark of excellence throughout the meetings and events industry. The program aims to increase the professionalism of meeting management professionals in all sectors of the industry by:
Identifying a comprehensive body of knowledge in the meeting management profession
Promoting industry standards, practices and ethics
Stimulating the advancement of the art and science of meeting management

If you have been in the industry more than three years and you’ve been collecting continuing education hours now is the time join us for the CMP Study Group and prepare to take the CMP exam during one of the upcoming months.

Upcoming CMP Exam Dates
May 1─31, 2020
August 1-31, 2020
November 1─30, 2020
January 1-31, 2021

For More Information and Questions CLICK BELOW!

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A Message From Your President, Cathy Mason!

Dear fellow MPI Oregon Chapter Members,

As I write to each of you, I reflect on our current situation impacting our personal and
professional lives. So many adjectives and not enough space in this article.
Thank you to everyone who recently participated in the Cascadia Educational Conference.
There is a separate article that includes details on the Conference as well as special recognition for our generous sponsors. Special thanks to the full Committee and thank YOU to Oregon Chair Erin Osaki, Vice-Chair Amanda Houghton and Cascadia Board Liaison Anne Hallinan, CMP.

Events are the indisputable heart of our global community. The experiences which events
deliver in many ways define the quality of our personal and professional lives. 
Every year, over 10 million people deliver events to 1.5 billion people all over the world in a
trillion dollar industry. We would be the 13th largest economy if we were a country. 
As a professional community, we spend days to decades crafting events and experiences to
create significant value for individuals, organizations and entire industries.
Member Spotlight - Meet Barbara Mulligan with HelmsBriscoe!
MPI Oregon Members,

MPI Oregon members, if you have not heard from a board member within the past 3-4 months it might be that your MPI Profile needs to be updated. As we have tried to phone and email our members, we are some getting bad phone numbers and hard bounces on emails.

To access your Profile Page, go to and log in. That will take you to your Profile page indicating when your MPI Oregon membership needs to be renewed, your photo, name, title, business and contact information! We look forward to connecting with you and to keeping you updated on ways to find increased value with your MPI Oregon Membership. Because, Members Matter!

From your Membership Team!

C MP 101 Orientation
12:00 - 1:00 pm

GMID Goes Virtual

April 14, 2020
4:30 - 6:30 pm

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