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President's Message


Inside Look From the President


Ah, September!  This month is a pathway to my favorite season of the year, and with it comes college football (Hook’em), falling leaves, cooler temps, Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes and lazy Sunday afternoon naps.

As we close out the summer and start a new season, the last couple of months have been filled with creative thinking, engagement and connecting among MPI THCC members, volunteers and other industry organizations.  Special thanks to HSMAI President, Jennifer Schlabach, for the invitation to attend the Annual HSMAI Chinese Auction. MPI THCC President-Elect Marcia Williams and I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with HSMAI & MPI THCC colleagues at this exciting and energy-filled fundraising event. Collaborating with fellow industry organizations are important to MPI THCC, and we are pleased that members have the opportunity to partake in dual membership to both organizations. The central goal of the partnership is to exchange professional development and training expertise. Both organizations have committed to identify opportunities for collaboration on initiatives that would serve to bring the industry together.  For more questions about dual membership, please contact the MPI Member Engagement Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 972-702-3053.

The August education session “The Hospitable World of Digital Marketing” at La Cantera Resort & Spa brought 40 + meeting professionals together to discuss digital technology to drive marketing endeavors and increase attendance for meetings and events.

Craft for a Cause, benefiting “The Refuge” for DMST™ (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking), was a huge success on September 6th.  MPI THCC members and guests came together to craft jewelry and room décor to adorn the girls’ new homes at the ranch; in addition, a generous donation was given on behalf of MPI THCC members.  DMST™ greatly impacts the meeting industry, and it was an honor to bring awareness to this worthy cause.

Craft for A Cause

November 1-2 in San Antonio is where you want to be!  The Texas Education Conference (TEC) is just seven weeks away! For anyone out there who’d like to transform their meetings from a mandatory chore to enticing spotlights, TEC is the place to be.  Gain access to leading visionaries that are transforming the events industry.  There are many reasons to immerse yourself in this innovative conference, and the biggest reason is to invest in your own growth and challenge yourself.  Space is still available so secure your spot and register today! TEC offers networking, learning and fun in a single package.

We’ll kick off the conference with Michael Cerbelli’s The Hot List™, the definition of inspiration. In The Hot List™, Michael takes the hottest, newest and most inspiring event and entertainment insights and showcases them for a breathtaking, head-spinning romp. A new marketplace, River Walk barge cruises, a Wounded Warrior community outreach project and one of Michael’s hottest entertainment discoveries, Jordan Kahn Orchestra, will be featured at the welcome reception!  See the full line up HERE.

We say THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who contribute to MPI THCC throughout the year both monetarily and in-kind, and we give special recognition to our 2018-2019 year round partners: Attendee Management, Inc., Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, TMS Event Productions, Visit Killeen, and Wyndham Gardens. 

Here's to the start of a great season!

CREATE… Connections, Opportunities, Inspiration


Donna Musselman, CMP

President, MPI THCC


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Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 25 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
CMP Preparation Study Course
Thu Oct 04 @10:00AM - 03:30PM
Leadership Development Bootcamp
Thu Oct 18 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
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Thu Nov 01 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
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