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Apply for the 2017-2018 MPINCC Board of Directors by Jan. 4, 2017

Dear MPINCC Member:

Our strong and vibrant MPI Chapter relies upon continued service from our volunteers to allow us to deliver high-level results to our members.   The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for nominations for officers and directors to serve on the MPINCC 2017-2018 
Board of Directors.  Among the many benefits include:

• Hands-on opportunity to impact the Chapter’s future
• Sharing your unique skills and industry experience while learning from key industry leaders
• Increasing your business potential by increasing exposure to prospective clients and vendors
• Opportunity to gain experience in managing volunteers, budgets, and projects
• Meeting and networking with other Chapter leaders throughout the world

The following positions are currently available for 2017-2018: 
• One (1) President-Elect: One-year term, with automatic succession to President for the 2018-2019 term.
• Five (5) Vice Presidents: One-year term. 
• Seven (7) Directors: One-year term.

Criteria Considered by Nominating Committee: 
• Leadership and management experience; 
• Written responses to questions posed in this application; 
• In-person interviews for President-Elect candidates;
• Other considerations that indicate that a candidate is uniquely qualified to serve on the Board of Directors.

Qualifications and Eligibility:
• Be an active member of MPI for a minimum of 1 year;
• Be a member in good standing;
• Be willing to fulfill the obligations of office, in the capacity indicated;
• Have a history of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI and/or the chapter;
• Be willing to contribute time, energy and creativity to the chapter with written consent of your employer;
• Attend two Leadership Retreat weekends per year (Annual Leadership Retreat, April 21-22, 2017 and Mid-Year Leadership Retreat, January 19-20, 2018) and five Board of Directors Meetings (allowed to miss one board meeting);
• Select Officers are asked to attend the MPI Chapter Business Summit in Dallas, Texas, March 30-April 1, 2017.
• At no time may two members of the same organization serve concurrently, except where approved by 2/3 majority vote of the BOD;
• Student members do not qualify unless appointed by the President and approved by 2/3 majority vote of the BOD.

The  Nominations Committee selects and places Officers in specific roles, appoints Directors by name, and presents the entire slate to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors for approval.  Chapter membership is then given a 30-day window in which to contest only those appointed as Directors.  If uncontested, the slate is submitted to MPI Global by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

Timeline for Nominations process:
Dec. 6, 2016 Candidate Interest Application distributed
Jan. 4, 2017Candidate Interest Applications due
Jan. 13-18, 2017Nominations Committee reviews applications
Jan. 16-18, 2017
Applicant reference checks performed
January 19, 2017Nominations Committee meets to discuss
candidate submissions and selects Slate
Jan. 23, 20172016-2017 Board of Directors votes to approve 2017-2018 Slate
Jan. 27, 20172017-2018 Board Slate published to chapter membership 
Feb. 27, 2017Deadline to contest only Directors on Slate
March 1, 2017Deadline to submit final Slate including all Officers and Directors to MPI Global
June 2017Slate sworn in during installation at Annual Gala
July 1, 2017Official Term Begins

Below are the links for important board application documents:
Board of Directors Candidate Interest Form
Board of Directors Positions and Job Descriptions (LPG: Leadership Process Guide) 

Candidate Consent Acknowledgement

Links to helpful information:
Current (2016-2017) Board of Directors
Current (2016-2017) Org Chart

Application deadline is Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Congratulations on embarking on a new venture in your personal and professional career and thank you for your continued commitment and support of MPINCC!

Warmest regards,

Joey Nevin
Chair, Nominations Committee
Immediate Past President, MPINCC

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