MARIA MESCHI TO BE AWARDED MPI RISE AWARD
Exceptional Leader Recognized for Influence in Building Community
The RISE Awards include annual awards in three categories: individual achievement, community achievement and organizational achievement. Recipients are recognized for innovation, global transferability, impact and influence within the meeting and event industry.
“The RISE Awards are confirmation that by working together, sharing our time and talent, we can achieve success as individuals and grow as a community. These recipients have influenced others by following their passions and are an inspiration to us all,” said Barbara J. Cummins, CMP, CMM, chair of the RISE Awards Judging Panel.
The RISE Award for Young Professional Achievement will be presented to Maria for her contributions to the MPI Indiana Chapter. Maria’s leadership as director of marketing/public relations and director of Emerging Leaders has led to improved communications and networking for local members. She recently created the Emerging Leaders program to engage students, young professionals and transitioning professionals in career and leadership development.
The RISE Award presentation will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 22, 2013, during MPI’s WEC event. WEC is the largest educational gathering of meeting and event professionals in the world. For more information, please visit www.mpiweb.org/wec.
On Thursday evening, June 6, the Indiana Chapter of Meeting Professionals International will gather at D’Amore to recognize our Chapter and Industry Stars at our annual awards celebration.
Last year we asked what you did and didn’t like about the Awards portion of the event and we have listened! Here are some of the updates we have made to the Awards program based on your suggestions.
You told us: You are busy! And we can sympathize, so you need as much lead time as possible for the nominations process. With that in mind, we have given you plenty of time to nominate yourself or someone else click the link above for a nomination form and to find out about the criteria for the awards.
Nominate early and often! Nominations need to be submitted by May 1, 2013 for consideration!
The goal of the Awards program is to recognize the great work and achievements of the Indiana Chapter members. We can’t do this without your help. Please join us in making the 2013 Awards program a great success by nominating your peers or yourself. This is YOUR awards program, so let’s work together to honor you in 2013!