February 15, 2017
MCI USA, the American arm of global meetings industry third party MCI Group, has expanded its offerings for association clients through the acquisition of Network Media Partners, a sales-management organization specializing in customized media sales, event planning and management, digital and print design, and market services for associations.

"Associations of all sizes and types face increasing economic and market headwinds. Network Media Partners has industry-leading expertise proven to drive association revenue growth. Their experience will enhance and align perfectly with MCI's capacity of delivering a full range of growth-centered solutions to associations of all sizes and types," said MCI USA CEO Tom Gibson (left).

Added Carrie Hartin (right), president of Network Media Partners, "Network Media Partners is thrilled to join MCI's global story of growth. Network's trusted services are a key additive to MCI's rapidly expanding United States platform."
Established in 1982, Network Media Partners has a team of 50 professionals in Hunt Valley, Md., who focus on growing association client revenues. The company will be known going forward as Network Media Partners LLC, an MCI Group company.

"This combination enables MCI to deliver an even broader strategy, together with execution, that our best-in-market association clients expect," added Richard Torriani, MCI Group's COO for the Americas. "MCI USA now serves as a one-stop strategy and service solution for associations who seek to become more agile and outcomes-driven in pursuit of market relevance, engagement, operational effectiveness, and economic growth."