President’s Award: Libby Zarrahy, CMP
An individual recognized by the 2016-2017 Outgoing President for their support and guidance.
Past President’s Award: California State Polytechnic University Pomona | Collins College of Hospitality Management
An individual or organization recognized by the Council of Past Presidents for outstanding contributions to the Southern California meetings industry.
Lois K. Hauser Award: Ron Havens, CMP, CMM
This award recognizes an “unsung hero” who is dedicated to committee work and demonstrates a long-term service commitment to the chapter.
Gary J. Rosenberg Scholarship: Amani Roberts
MPISCC has a long and rich history of educational excellence. The Gary J. Rosenberg Scholarship promotes education and opportunity to its members. Funds can be used towards MPI conferences, pursuit of a CMP or CMM designation, attendance at allied meeting association conferences or college courses relating to the meetings industry.
Shining Star of the Year: Melissa Goodman, CMP
Shining Stars are MPISCC volunteers who have been recognized for making significant contributions. All Shining Stars with current MPI memberships are automatically nominated into the Shining Star of the Year category.
Member of the Year:Michelle Thornton, CMP
This is awarded to an individual who has been an MPISCC member for over two years and who has made significant contributions to the chapter, is active in the industry as a whole and shows commitment to professional development.
Get to know Ron in our Member Spotlight.
Emerging Leader of the Year: Rafael Mendoza
This is awarded to an individual who has been an MPISCC member for two years or under and who has made a significant contribution to the chapter during their short time as a new member.
Chapter Leader of the Year: Joe Martin
This is awarded to a member of MPISCC who has influenced the chapter based on the ability to motivate others, stimulate volunteer action, provide a sense of direction and serve as a catalyst to produce exceptional results.
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