Members ask all the time how to get the highest ROI on their membership dollars for joining MPI. 

The one answer we can provide them that continues to provide consistent results is - GET INVOLVED!  We have a wide variety of options for members to get involved with chapter committees.  View the committee descriptions below to see where you might get involved. 

We have a complete leadership development program for members wanting to get involved.  If you would like assistance on determining which committee would be best for you, please contact:

Emily Minton
Director, Leadership Development at

Awards Committee
The Tampa Bay Area Chapter bestows annual awards to its members who individually and unselfishly contribute for the benefit of all.  This committee coordinates member appreciation, establishes criteria for chapter awards, culminating in our Gala Awards Banquet in June.

Communications Committee
Designs, edits and publishes a professional and informative quarterly newsletter to serve as an educational and communication tool for members. Promotes the visibility of MPI and its activities through news releases and builds relationships with relevant local media. Identifies issues within the community and industry, which can benefit from our members support & involvement. Works with different committees to implement changes and improvements to the chapter website. Develops and promotes chapter advertising opportunities as a major source of revenue throughout the year.

Education Committee
This committee develops and delivers high quality monthly educational programs for professional development.  Tasks include determination of topics, sourcing speakers, site selection, and logistical arrangements.  This is a great opportunity for suppliers and planners to work together.

Finance Committee
Reviews and accounts for chapter financial efforts, including: Fundraising, Special Events, Strategic Alliances, Investments & Reserves. Maintains proper accounting procedure for the receipt and handling of funds, maintenance of financial records, and paying all authorized invoices.

Gala Banquet Committee
Plans, manages the logistics, and secures in-kind sponsorship for annual Gala Awards Banquet. Banquet is held each year in mid-June.

Strategic Alliances
Focuses on creating and marketing sponsorship opportunities for potential sponsors for educational programs and special fundraising events.  Duties include maintaining a database of current sponsors, soliciting new sponsors for upcoming events and coordination of donations.

Membership Committee
Responsible for membership recruitment and retention.  Duties include following up with members regarding membership renewal, dropped memberships, contacting potential new members to promote benefits of membership, helping with the new member orientation process, and conducting member needs assessments.  Involved in various programs including the Ambassador Program, Mentor Program, and Table Host Program. Responsible for guest registration, member care, and leadership development.

Past Presidents Council
Participates in Mentor Program with Membership Committee. Reviews scholarship applications and makes recommendations. Undertakes special projects as requested.,Committee Membership

Limited to Past Chapter Presidents