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A huge congratulations to our Executive Director Veronica Puleo for winning the Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter Member of the Year award!

“Thank you everyone! It was truly unexpected and an absolute honor.”

Veronica has been both volunteering at and sponsoring MPIscc over the past five years. She is currently the Strategic Sponsorship Chair, a position that allows her the opportunity to interact with those that sponsor the organization. MPI provides benefits for their sponsors and her position assists in fulfilling those obligations. “All networking organizations should follow suit.” Veronica commented, “Sponsors deserve something in return for showcasing and putting in valuable time to make those incredible events happen!”

Along with the MPIscc (pictured below), Veronica would like to give a special thank you to Sacha Tani (NBC Universal),  Kristin Twombly (Capital Group), and Shelley Grey (TCW). “I could not have done it without these amazing women.”

Award Ceremony | Photo by Auburn Media (Chris Anthony)

Award Ceremony | Photo by Auburn Media (Chris Anthony)

Award Ceremony | Photo by Auburn Media (Chris Anthony)

Award Ceremony | Photo by Auburn Media (Chris Anthony)

Jeff and Bryan of The Milken Institute, Heidi and Shelley of TCW.

Jeff and Bryan of The Milken Institute, Heidi and Shelley of TCW.

Veronica and Bryan Quinnan

Veronica and Bryan Quinnan

Veronica and Joe Martin (Past President)

Veronica and Joe Martin (Past President)

Veronica and Kristin Twombly (President Elect)

Veronica and Kristin Twombly (President Elect)

DJ Krieger rocked the ceremony and was the DJ at the afterparty.

DJ Krieger rocked the ceremony and was the DJ at the afterparty.

About MPI
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, MPI 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 its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries.

New MPISCC Board for 2019-2020: Joe Martin – President | Kristin Twombly, CMP – President Elect | Bryan Quinnan, CMP – Immediate Past President | Megan Roach, CMP, CIS – VP of Membership | Amani Roberts – VP of Education | Mai Lim – VP of Communications | Amy Zelinsky, CMP – VP of Finance | Libby Zarrahy, CMP – VP of Development | Debra Mategrano – Director of Recruitment | Lorraine Noyola – Director of Member Care | Miranda Shaft – Director of Monthly Programs | Tammy Dickerson, CMP – Director of Professional Development | Becca Carrizosa – Director of Strategic Sponsorship | Natalie Fulton, CMP – Director of Special Events | Anastasia Johnson – Director of Marketing and Social Media

New MPISCC Board for 2019-2020: Joe Martin – President | Kristin Twombly, CMP – President Elect | Bryan Quinnan, CMP – Immediate Past President | Megan Roach, CMP, CIS – VP of Membership | Amani Roberts – VP of Education | Mai Lim – VP of Communications | Amy Zelinsky, CMP – VP of Finance | Libby Zarrahy, CMP – VP of Development | Debra Mategrano – Director of Recruitment | Lorraine Noyola – Director of Member Care | Miranda Shaft – Director of Monthly Programs | Tammy Dickerson, CMP – Director of Professional Development | Becca Carrizosa – Director of Strategic Sponsorship | Natalie Fulton, CMP – Director of Special Events | Anastasia Johnson – Director of Marketing and Social Media