October 12, 2006
Following a six-month search, Meeting Professionals International announced today the hiring of a new president and CEO. Bruce MacMillan, C.A., will take over the position beginning in December. Currently the president and CEO of Tourism Toronto, the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association, MacMillan is an MPI member, now serving on the International Board of Directors and past chair of the Information Technology Committee. "We're extremely excited about the future of MPI under Bruce's management," said Katie Callahan-Giobbi, senior vice president of sales for LA Inc, the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, and chair of the search committee. MacMillan will lead the association's 75-person staff in tending to the more than 21,100 members. "As a longtime MPI member, this is a breathtaking opportunity for me," he said in a press conference today. "MPI has made a huge difference in my life. I want every MPI member to be able to look on their association as a key element for their success."