2018-2019 Board Applications

2018-2019 Proposed Board Slate


Position Name Company
President Alison Harding, CMP, GTP, CMM Global Knowledge
President Elect Nicole Keshler Greater Raleigh CVB
Immediate Past President Alyce Kelly, CHSP The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores
Vice President of Finance Maureen Donovan Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach
Vice President of Membership Amelia Hodges, CMP, CMM North Carolina Association of CPAs
Vice President of Communications Ricardo Hicks AE Production Services
Vice President of Education John Cruz Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC



Position Name Company
Director of Special Events Mallory Middleton, CMP Cheers Years 
Director of Special Events Selah Bideau Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte
Director of Meeting Planning Deanna House, CMP, CMM Charter Spectrum Reach
Director of Membership Michelle Castro The Siena Hotel Autograph Collection
Director of Leadership & Volunteer Development Nicole Filippo Elon University
Director of Marketing Mica Parekh, CMP IWP Photography


Apply for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors!make a commitment to yourself and your carolinas chapter

Our strong and vibrant MPI chapter relies upon the dedication and outstanding service of our volunteers to allow us to continuously address the changing needs of our members. You have a great opportunity to build your professional skill set, expand your network and contribute to the long-term success of the Carolinas meeting industry.

The Nominations Committee is seeking candidates to serve as officers and directors on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors taking office on July 1, 2018. The following positions are open for nomination:

  • (1) President-Elect: One-year term, with automatic succession to President in 2019-2020
  • (4) Vice Presidents: One-year term 
  • (6) Directors: One-year term

The Board of Directors is currently composed of 13 chapter members (7 officers and 6 directors). The 2017-2018 President, Alyce Kelly, CHSP, will become the Immediate Past President and 2017-2018 President-Elect, Alison Harding, CMP, GTP, CMM will take office as the 2018-2019 MPI-CC President.

Please review the MPI-CC Leadership Manual for specifics on these important positions. In addition, you may refer to our chapter bylaws and policies for additional information about the chapter.

Criteria for Applicants
Any non-student member in good standing is eligible to apply. The Nominations Committee will use the following criteria in considering candidates:

  • Willingness and ability to fulfill the obligations of office in the capacity indicated
  • History of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI or the chapter
  • Desire to contribute time, energy, support and creativity to the chapter with consent of employer 
  • Leadership, business and management experience outside of MPI 
  • Completed application and Commitment Form (Officer Form, Director Form)
  • Results of phone or personal interview if applicable

The deadline for Board applications is Monday, December 11, 2017.

Members of the Nominations Committee will request interviews with all candidates between December 11-20, 2017. The committee will recommend one candidate per position on a slate that will be presented to the membership in January, and if no positions are contested, elected candidates will take office on July 1, 2018. View the list of appointed Nominations Committee members.

Take advantage of this opportunity to step up your involvement!



Thank you in advance for your application,


Barbara Dragan
Immediate Past President & Nominations Committee Chair