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MPI-CAC Annual Chapter Awards

Past Chapter Award Recipients

MPI-CAC’s Annual Awards Recognition Gala is held in the Spring every year. Our chapter gathers together to recognize the talents, skills, accomplishments, and dedication of our members and industry colleagues.

This year, awards will presented at the MPI-CAC Annual Awards Recognition Gala on May 13, 2014 at VenueOne in Chicago. Save the Date!

Hall of Fame Awards

  • Members/organizations that have made significant contributions to awareness, professionalism & growth of the meetings industry
  • Members/organizations that have served in a leadership capacity and given time and/or resources to MPI either locally or internationally 
  • One individual and one organization (either corporation or association) may be inducted 
  • Must be MPI-CAC members (or organization must have employee members) at time of induction 
  • 2012-2013 Recipients
    Hall of Fame - Corporation: Hard Rock Café Chicago
    Hall of Fame - Individual: Kevin Hinton

Kathy Osterman Industry Award

  • Kathy Osterman was a dynamic public servant known for incredible events that brought diverse groups together and raised awareness of community issues making Chicago a great community
  • Award recognizes a seasoned professional who has brought a heartfelt passion to the meetings industry 
  • Individual has contributed to the public’s awareness of the meetings industry and/or chapter 
  • Individual is a recognized leader within the meetings industry or influential in the community at large 
  • Need not be a member of MPI
  • 2012-2013 Recipient: Susan Tinnish, PhD

Chapter Leader of the Year Award

  • Individual chapter member has contributed significantly to MPI-CAC in the fiscal year
  • Contributions may include motivating other volunteers, recruiting/retaining members, creating new initiatives or acting as a catalyst to bring about exceptional results in the chapter 
  • Professional experience, industry activities, and civic involvement are taken into consideration 
  • 2012-2013 Recipient: Tina Reedy

Planner and Supplier of the Year Award

  • Individual has made significant contributions to the meetings industry and is an exemplary representative of the profession
  • Nominees will be considered for professional experience, involvement in MPI (local or international), industry service and civic activities 
  • Current board members are not eligible 
  • 2012-2013 Recipients
    Planner: Cathy Bordelon
    Supplier: Aine O'Brien

Tomorrow’s Leader Award

  • Recognizes MPI-CAC members whose most recent contributions have demonstrated dedication to the chapter
  • Individuals who show promise as future leaders of chapter through commitment, enthusiasm, and ability to lead others 
  • 2012-2013 Recipients: Cesar Barradas, MSAT, CMP; Kathleen Clickett; Justin Ely; Jill Kaplan; David Kinney; Carolyn Paradowski, CMP; Jaime Paton, CMP; Alli Schwartz

Young Professional Achievement Award

  • New for 2013-2014!
  • Recognizes an individual 30 years of age or younger with five or less years of professional experience that has made outstanding contributions to the meetings and events industry
  • Need not be a member of MPI

Student Member of the Year Award

  • MPI-CAC student member whose most recent contributions have demonstrated their dedication to the chapter
  • Student member shows promise as future leader of MPI-CAC through education and desire to pursue careers in the meetings and hospitality industry 
  • Educational background, campus involvement and contributions to MPI-CAC will be considered 
  • 2012-2013 Recipient: JuneElise Marasigan

President’s Award*

  • The President may select up to three (3) recipients of a special recognition award aptly named, the President’s Award, and at his/her discretion present the award(s) at the Annual Awards Recognition Event.
  • 2012-2013 Recipients: Mike Tarr, CMP; Don Welsh

Committee of the Year Award*

  • Selection of the Committee of the Year Award, also presented at the Annual Awards Recognition Event, is made by the Board of Directors. This award is based on service from the 4th quarter of the previous year through the first three quarters of the current year.
  • 2012-2013 Recipients
    Event-Based Committee: Technology Conference
    Service-Based Committee: Membership Retention

* These awards are not open for nominations.


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