About Us


The North Florida Chapter of MPI was established in 1995 and consists of approximately 150 members. It has a strong mix of planner members including corporate, association and third party independent planners. Our membership is rounded out by suppliers and hospitality partners. MPI North Florida serves meeting planners in the Greater Jacksonville area, south to Daytona and West through the Florida panhandle. Meetings are regularly held in the Jacksonville area and Tallahassee.

Vision Statement

To be the first choice for professional career development and a prominent voice for the global meeting and event community.


To provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.


A copy of the bylaws and /or polices can be obtained by contacting our Chapter Administrator here.

Membership Directory

Our membership directory and other resources at MPIweb.org may be accessed here.


If you are interested in a new member scholarship, please click on the link below and print, complete & submit the application to membership@mpinf.org.  Deadline: January 12, 2018.

MPINF New Member Scholarship Application

Join MPI

MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to70 chapters and clubs worldwide.Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces for meeting professionals in the North Florida area.

Whats In It For You?

  • MPI is leading the charge to make meetings and events, and those who produce them, a key strategic component of every organizations business. We are committed to your success.
  • MPI provides world-class education customized to your level and position, opportunities to build professional relationships, and a personalized lifetime professional development plan for you.
  • For employers, MPI provides you with the education, contacts, and tools you need to execute more effective meetings that further the organizations overall strategic goals and demonstrate ROI.
  • For suppliers, MPI means business via exposure for your company tomore than10,000 planners with average budgets over $1.5 million.
  • Benefits for all members include chapter membership, volunteer leadership opportunities, discounts on MPI products and conferences, subscription forThe Meeting Professional, early access to news and trends, and research such as salary surveys, industry forecasts, multicultural projections and more.

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About MPI:

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and the Plan Your Meetings non-traditional meeting planner audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. For additional information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org.

About the MPI Foundation:

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The not-for-profit organization also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding important and quality research initiatives. For more information, visit www.mpiweb.org/foundation.

MPI Key Facts:

  • Founded in 1972
  • More than 17,000 engaged MPI members representing 71 countries
  • More than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries
  • 45 Chapters in the United States
  • 7 Chapters in Canada
  • 2 Chapters in Latin America
  • 13 Chapters in Europe
  • 2 Chapters in Asia
  • 23 Student Clubs in North America
  • More than $26 billion in global buying power
  • 4,800 planner members exclusive to MPI have about $11.5 billion in buying power

Neighboring Chapters

MPI Greater Orlando Area Chapter: www.mpiorlando.org

MPI Tampa Bay Area Chapter: www.tampabaympi.org

MPI South Florida Chapter: www.sfmpi.org

MPI Georgia Chapter: www.gampi.org

MPI Gulf States Chapter: www.mpigulfstates.org

Our Board of Directors

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Our Past Presidents

2015-2017 Susan Wiley, CMP
2014-2015 Mandie McKenzie, CMP
2013-2014 TJ Worrell, CTS
2012-2013 Melissa Milione, CMP,CPCE
2011-2012 Vickey Woodley
2011 Linda McMahon
2010-2011 Sabrina Young, CMP
2009-2010 Gayle Jackson-Menk
2008-2009 Cheryl Schreiner
2007-2008 Carol Cullen
2006-2007 Luis Sanchez, CMP
2005-2006 Anne Urban
2004-2005 Bill Rodish, CMP
2003-2004 Eileen Pearson
2002-2001 Eve Szymanski
2001-2000 Dana Rigdon, CMP
2000-2001 Candace Mingo
1999-2000 Ann Shea
1998-1999 Roger Dockery
1997-1998 Jeri Leedy
1996-1997 Brenda Boring
1995-1996 Vickie Corder, CMP