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Board Member Exposé

Alanna Klomp, CMP

VP of Education


Alanna Klomp, CMP, has been with the West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, for 18 years. She has held numerous positions with the baseball club and is currently the Corporate Event Sales Manager. Her primary responsibilities include selling the more than 100 non-baseball events, such as company picnics, meetings, trade shows, training seminars, holiday parties and weddings, that occur at the ballpark.  When she is not selling events at the ballpark she is planning events off-site for both the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Whitecaps Community Foundation.  Events include the Foundation’s annual Fundraising Banquet and Golf Outing as well as the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game Reception and various private parties.

Alanna is a member of Meeting Professionals International and currently serves as the Vice President of Education for the Michigan Chapter. She loves spending time with her husband Rich and two children, Izzy and Nathan. Together they enjoy traveling and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.  In her spare time she volunteers at her kid’s school, for Kids Food Basket, Habitat for Humanity and is the secretary for her church council. Her hobbies include photography, baking, knitting and exercising.

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Save The Date

December Signature Series

December 05, 2017

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Birch Run Expo Center
11600 N Beyer Rd
Birch Run, MI 48415

More details to follow!

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Register Now for GLES!

Save the Date and REGISTER NOW for the 4th Annual Annual Great Lakes Education Summit! 

November 12 - 14, 2017

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre
Indianapolis, IN

The 4th Annual Great Lakes Education Summit, to be hosted by MPI Chapters of Indiana, Michigan & Wisconsin, boasts outstanding educational programs along with networking opportunities for its attendees. This one of a kind regional event is coordinated and organized by our three dedicated chapters. With the involvement and influence of the chapters' leaders, this annual conference will grow not only into a successful event that offers great educational programs, but one that also offers a fantastic network of industry professionals. This network will be a tremendous value to members of the host chapters along with other attendees throughout the region.

Please join us to
CONNECT with new and current colleagues,

ENGAGE new ideas, and to INSPIRE fellow MPI Members


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Membership Information

Monthly Renewal Drawing for September 2017

Renewal Drawings:

Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of June and you will be entered into a drawing for one of THREE great prizes. The winner will pick one! Renew today!

  • 6 month extended membership
  • Complimentary CMP Study Kit  (valued at $312)
  • Receive $200 off any MPI Professional Development Certificate Program

Benefits of Membership:


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Just Around The Corner


In 2017, MSAE will reach a milestone in the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) community: 10 years of providing deep-dive learning, valuable networking and a ton of memories in our ever-changing meeting planning community.  

Join us in Northern Michigan as we celebrate the CMP Summit’s 10 year anniversary!

Designed by CMPs for CMPs, this year will prove to be the best CMP Summit yet while offering 11.25 CEs towards recertification.

Please visit or email Kristy Carlson, CMP. 

MSAE will offer MPI members the MSAE member rate. 

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