Meeting Professionals International

  • About Meeting Professionals International

    MPI is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, 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 its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries.

    The Department of Hospitality Management Student Chapter of MPI was established in 2015. Our mission is to enhance the professionalism and knowledge of the special events and meeting planning industry within our organization and its members. We focus on the paramount needs of a successful structure in succeeding in the field of meeting and event planning.

    2019–20 MPI Officers

    Advisor: Nicole Buse ( and Jeffrey Santicola (

    President: Lindsy Foner, 

    Vice President: Andrea Zagorski, 

    Secretary: Chelsey McKee 


    Public Relations: 

    Pittsburgh Chapter Liaison: 

    Meeting Times

    Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Room 110A