2018 - 2019 Call for Board Leadership

The MPI Potomac chapter relies on the passion and dedication of you, our members, to lead us into the future. Through service on the MPI Potomac Board of Directors, you will have an incredible opportunity to expand your network, distinguish yourself from your peers, continue to develop leadership skills, and contribute to the ongoing success of the third largest chapter with MPI.

MPI Potomac is currently seeking candidates to serve in the following leadership positions for the 2018-2019 MPI Potomac Board of Directors:

  • President-Elect (three-year commitment, with automatic succession to President in 2019-2020 and Immediate Past President in 2020-2021)
  • Vice President of Communication (one year term)
  • Vice President of Education (one year term)
  • Vice President of Finance (one year term)
  • Vice President of Membership (one year term)
  • 10 Board Directors (one year term)

Benefits of board service include:

  • Enhancing the value of your membership while impacting the future of our chapter.
  • Sharing your unique skills and industry experience while collaborating alongside key industry leaders.
  • Expanding your knowledge of the intricacies of association management.
  • Challenging yourself while building new and useful skills to expand your professional background.
  • Gaining leadership experience in managing volunteers, budgets and projects.
  • Meeting and networking with other chapter leaders throughout the world.
The MPI Potomac Board is currently comprised of 17 chapter members (7 Executive Committee members and 10 Board Directors). Kaitlin Felix will serve as the 2018-2019 MPI Potomac Chapter President.

Nominations for all positions will be in accordance with MPI Potomac Bylaws. Any supplier or planner member in good standing is eligible for nomination and election to these positions.

Please take a few minutes to review the Board of Directors Position Descriptions.

In order to be considered for board service you must submit a candidate interest form to be reviewed by the MPI Potomac Nominating & Governance Committee. Your application should include the skills and talents you can bring to the Board of Directors, any past involvement with MPI Potomac or other chapters, recognition of the time commitment involved in a leadership role on the board, and a declaration of your employer’s support.

Applications are now being accepted through Friday, January 5, 2018 for terms beginning July 1, 2018 (see link below). All applications must be submitted online.

Please note: once you begin this online form, you must complete it in its entirety. You will NOT be able save your answers within the form. It is recommended that you review the Candidate Interest Form Questions and draft your answers in a Word document. Once you are ready to submit your application, you can copy and paste your answers into the form fields.

Download Candidate Interest Form Questions: Word Doc | PDF

Please note that the Nominating & Governance Committee is requesting a head shot and a resume to which will complete the application packet. Please send your headshot and resume to .

In-person interviews will be conducted with all President-Elect nominees, and the Nominating & Governance Committee will schedule phone or live interviews with all other candidates as well. The committee will recommend one candidate per position on a slate that will be presented to the membership in late January 2018, and if no positions are contested, elected candidates will take office on July 1, 2018.

Click Here for the Candidate Interest Online Form

Additional nominations from the membership shall be permitted if a minimum of ten (10) percent* of the membership have signed a petition to submit each additional nomination to the membership, provided such petitions are received by MPI Potomac within two (2) weeks from the original announcement. Petitions for additional nominations must be for a specific seat or office and must reflect the individual being challenged. A member must have applied for the position for which they are petitioning. The petition form must include a printed name, signature and membership number. Each petition must be supported by written notice from the additional nominees of their availability and willingness to serve, as well as a photograph and resume.

If less than ten (10) percent* of the membership contests the slate, the proposed slate shall be confirmed. If more than ten (10) percent* of the membership contests the slate, we will conduct an election for all contested positions. If a position is contested, the individuals running for the contested position shall be fairly presented to the membership through an electronic distribution with qualifications of both parties represented. The membership shall then respond to the ballot. The winner shall be the person receiving the most votes cast. Assuming no position is contested, the submitted slate shall officially be elected. The final and binding list of elected chapter officials will be sent to MPI headquarters by March 1, 2018. Newly elected officers and directors shall be installed at the next annual meeting following the election.

*Percentage will be calculated based upon the total number of members of the Potomac Chapter as of January 31, 2018.

Any questions can be directed to Tammy Kockaya, CMP, CMM, Immediate Past President and Nominating & Governance Chair.