February was a month of reorganization
at Dallas-based Meeting Professionals International, as several
positions were filled or eliminated.
The new executive vice president of the
MPI Foundation and strategic partnerships is Katie Callahan-Giobbi,
right. She comes to MPI from a two-year stint as senior vice
president of sales, service and membership at LA Inc., the
Convention and Visitors Bureau. She also recently chaired the
search committee that hired MPI president and CEO Bruce M.
To continue the organization’s
international growth, MPI’s director of European operations and
global development, Didier Scaillet, has been promoted to vice
president of global development. Expected to join him in March,
according to MacMillan, was a director of sales and EMEA
(Europe/Middle East/Africa) partnership development.
Also hired was Vicki Hawarden, as vice
president of knowledge management and member events. As a creator
of online learning programs, “Vicki is an industry leader,” said
Five employees were terminated, with
only one of those positions, vice president of marketing and brand
management, to be refilled.