EWC is thrilled to celebrate Carol being selected to serve as Director of Special Events on the MPI Gulf States 2023-2024 Board of Directors!

We are so excited for our team member, Carol Padgett, Vice President, Data Security Compliance & EWC Institute! The MPI Gulf States Chapter Board of Director Induction was held on June 22nd at the WWII Museum in New Orleans. Carol was inducted along with 14 others in various positions for the 2023-2024 Board of Directors.

Pictured: MPI Gulf States Chapter Board of Directors 2023-2024

According to the Chapter’s website, “The MPI Gulf States Chapter was founded in 1997, in New Orleans, LA, and connects nearly 175 meeting planners, hotel representatives, and other suppliers across the Gulf Coast region, collectively representing more than $392 million in annual buying power.”

To celebrate this achievement, we wanted to ask Carol a few questions.

What is your new role?

Carol: Director of Special Events What are your responsibilities? Carol: To create excitement, increase attendance by promoting six (6) networking events. Networking events occur every other month.

What are you most excited about in this role?

I am genuinely thrilled about the potential to work with some of the top hospitality leaders in the Gulf States to create a series of outstanding networking events. I am confident that we can forge a path filled, with fun, creativity, and memorable experiences with an element of surprise.

How does the process work to be selected for this role? Is it a nominated position?

New Members to the board are nominated or you can volunteer to be considered; once the names are submitted each person is interviewed by someone who has served on the board in the past and is in the hospitality industry; the interviewers report back to the board, a discussion is had and then a vote on the final nominee. The President of the MPI Chapter then makes a formal offer.

What is your favorite thing about being a part of this organization?

The opportunity to promote EWC through networking industry events along with attending education sessions relevant to our industry.

Don’t forget to send your congratulatory wishes to Carol on our social media pages! For more information about the MPI Gulf States Chapter, please visit their website: https://www.mpi.org/chapters/gulf-states

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