2016 June Annual Meeting

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With another year in the books, it was time to celebrate our achievements and get to know our incoming president and board with a fabulous reception and dinner at a gorgeous venue.  Held at the iconic John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, we feted the beginning of a new year full of unlimited possibilities and innovative ideas.  Situated right on the bay with a stunning sunset as the backdrop, the Museum provided an elegant location for our annual meeting with a style reminiscent of the Kennedys themselves.  Co-chairs Kim Kurk and Terry Mulryan-Toomey did an amazing job creating a truly memorable event!
After the festivities were underway and everyone was seated for dinner in the splendid grand hall of the Stephen E. Smith center, the night began by thanking our outgoing Board members for their commitment and dedication to the Chapter and wishing them well on their new endeavors.  Past President Mark Bice then took the stage to induct the new Board of Directors to the membership and what role each would take in the coming year ahead.  After vows were read and accepted by both the new Board and the membership, it was official and commemorated by photos with both the outgoing and incoming members sharing the stage one final time.

After getting to know a little more about new President Richard Carroll, he shared his vision for the future of the Chapter: Maintain, Sustain, Grow.  Emphasizing that we have a healthy membership, committed Board of Directors and a vibrant Chapter, he feels we have a strong foundation for future growth and opportunities.  If we sustain these fundamentals and continue to provide premier educational and networking events to our membership, we will attract a diverse range of industry professionals and foster the development of new knowledge and experiences.  This will in turn lead to more expansion and help the chapter evolve within a changing industry and culture.  According to Richard, the key to this evolution will be innovation and education and the November Educational Institute will be the flagship for the Chapter and the focus of his term as President.
We also celebrated the successes of our exceptional volunteers with an awards ceremony at the end of the evening.  With so many incredible achievements in the past year, it was difficult to choose just a handful of members to receive this special recognition.  

Immediate past president, Susie Prue thanked everyone for their contributions and expressed her gratitude to all the volunteers for their efforts during her presidency.  Five awards were handed out and the recipients were as follows:

Kathy Keegan Cummings Professional Development Award            Kim Kurk 
Tomorrow’s Leader                                                                            Katrina Holmstedt 
Chapter Leader of the Year                                                                Anne Celeste Anders 
Meeting Professional of the Year                                                     Meghan Kelleher, CMP, HMCC
President’s Award                                                                              Mark Bice, CMP

Special thanks were given to the sponsors for this spectacular event: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Future Affairs Productions, Gourmet Caterers, David Fox Photography, Wollaston Wines & Spirits, Reservoir Wines & Spirits, Terry Hanley Audio Systems, Light Magic Entertainment Photography and Next Level Productions.
Thank you again for coming out to support MPI New England and we look forward to seeing you at Community Rowing on July 20th from 5:30-8:30 PM for a wonderful evening of rowing and networking on the river!

Outgoing Board Members for 2016
Janet Lincoln                                     2013-2016
Cezanne Macary                               2012-2016
Mark Bice, CMP                                 2009-2016
Elisabeth Panciera, MBA                           2014-2016                                            
Kim Randall                                         2014-2016
Michelle Maquire, CMP                               2014-2016
Nancy Manzon D’Ercole, CMP                 2014-2016

Board of Directors for 2016-2017
Richard Carroll, CMP President
Molly Hudson, CMP, CMM President Elect, Foundation Liaison
Susan Prue, CMP Immediate Past President
Annmarie Anderson VP of Finance
Cecil Dorman VP of Communications
Ainsley Onstott VP of Membership
Kristy Burns VP of Education
Kristen Franco VP of Special Projects
Rebecca Lee Director of Publications
Nancy Lorusso Director of Monthly Programs
Mary Desrosiers Director of Institutes
Cara Pratt, DMCP Director of Sponsorship
Denise Banach, CMP Director of Membership Retention
Robert Rebholz Director of Public Relations
Kate Page, CMP Director of Social Media
Melody Moore         Director of Special Events
Christine Sullivan Director of Member Care & Retention