January 10, 2018
Meeting Professionals International, one of the industry's leading associations, with 17,000 members across more than 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries, is looking to grow. With that in mind, the organization has appointed Nicole Edmund to fill the new role of vice president of community.

Edmunds - who previously held leadership roles with the American Wind Energy Association, the National Retail Federation, and the National Association of Women Business Owners - joins MPI from Women in Cable Telecommunications, where she was associate vice president of membership and chapter relations. In her new position, she will lead MPI's membership and chapter operations team with the goal of engaging and growing MPI's global community.

"Nicole has an impressive association background, and we believe her membership expertise and solid business operations and leadership experience will be critical assets as we advance MPI's strategic-growth plans," said MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer. "Our team is very much looking forward to partnering with Nicole to further deliver value through our member experience and to our chapter leaders, who are the backbone of our association."

Edmund is the latest in several recent appointments at MPI. In November the association named Drew Homgreen as senior director of marketing and communications; in December Julie Holmen was named  director of business development in charge of Canada, Europe and Asia; and this week Melissa Majors became the new director of the MPI Academy.