President
Sherry Honey
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Phone:   587-983-8216
Email:    sparker@chateaulacombe.com  or  Sherry.honey@shaw.ca

I rejoined the MPI Edmonton BOD as an opportunity to be involved in the professional organization for my career of hospitality, events and sales.  I’m delighted to serve as President and serve alongside my very talented and engaged board members, whose only wish is to meet the needs of our membership. We are in a transition and development phase of our Board. We are staying true to serving the members and 2016-2017 will be a fantastic year for the Greater Edmonton Chapter.

  • I am a connector of people and take great pleasure in watching business relationships develop organically.
  • I am a huge fan and supported of Edmonton, particularly downtown. I love to share hidden gems.
  • I am a AFLCA certified group exercise trainer and love to teach Spin, HITT and boot camps.
Charlene-Bablitz-Headshot.jpg

VP of Membership
Charlene Bablitz
Best Western Westwood Inn
Phone:   587-590-1476
Email:    sales@bestwesternwestwood.com

I joined MPI fall of 2015 with the intent of getting reacquainted with my peers in this industry as I had been working in another market for a few years and thought this would be a great way to let my peers know I was back.  As VP of Membership I often get asked what I get out of the association and I always reply, you get out of our organization what you put into it…never sit with the same people at the monthly events, volunteer on committees and ultimately volunteer for a board position.  My employer often asks what’s in it for him and I show him the list of contacts/relationships I have made as a result of this commitment…it’s a win-win for the both of us.

  • 25+ Years in the Hospitality Industry
  • Animal Lover (dream job is to run a dog rescue)
  • Mentor
  • Movie goer – extraordinaire (see movies minimum once a week)
 
Arlene-Schilke-Headshot.jpg

VP of Education
Arlene Schilke
Timewise Event Management Inc.
Phone: 780-444-3773
Email: arlene@timewise.biz

 I have an unbridled passion for the events industry and my membership with MPI over the past 8 years has fueled this fire.  Part of my commitment in joining the BOD for a second term is to help foster relationships amongst the members, both planners & supplier.

  • I am a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
  • I am a mother of 4, ages 7, 9, 11, 13
  • I am Award Nominee for Alberta Women Entrepreneurs & a big supporter of women in business
  • I love technology & gadgets, currently obsessed with anything Apple – and my Fitbit!
  • I am a foreign film critic
mpi-greater-edmonton-chapter-kathy-fortier

VP of Finance
Kathy Fortier
Legal Education Society of Alberta
Phone:   780-969-3556
Email:    kathy.fortier@lesa.org

 

 

 

 
mpi-greater-edmonton-chapter-chantal-sargent

Chapter Administrator
Chantal Sargent

Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Phone: 780-421-1852
Email: CSargent@cea.ca
 

 

Director
Tina Tillapaugh
Fort Edmonton Park
Phone:   780-495-0386
Email:    tina.tillapaugh@edmonton.ca

mpi-greater-edmonton-chapter-jennifer-ramoudit

Director of Strategic Alliances
Jennifer Ramoudit
Sutton Place Hotel
Phone:   780-901-3457
Email:   jramoudit@suttonplace.com

I joined MPI for networking and exposure, but mainly to be part of the bigger picture in our industry.  I find it exciting to be connected to our Industry Professionals worldwide, and feel the sense of MPI Community.  I love the fact that anyone is welcomed with open arms at each and every MPI Event!

  • Coach of my son’s baseball team
  • Painter
  • Traveler
  • Love to attend concerts and live events
  • Love quality time with my girlfriends
 
Kyle-Chrumka-Headshot.jpg

Director of Membership
Kyle Chrumka
Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
Phone:   780-246-1330
Email:   kyle.chrumka@marriott.com

 

Director of Special Events
Cynthia Osepchuk
Royal Glenora Club
Phone:   780-482-0393
Email: CateringSales@royalglenora.com

I joined MPI to get involved within the amazing network of colleagues that the meeting industry in Edmonton has to offer. I’ve stayed and decided to become part of the board because of all the amazing support I’ve received from the people I’ve met and because of the wonderful resources and educational opportunities MPI has to offer.  The Edmonton group of MPI members feels like a little community that you can rely on whenever you need help, or just someone to lend an ear.

  • Love to Ski
  • Event Planning
  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Learning a new hobby of Canning
  • Doing 4 Obstacle Races in Summer ’16
  • Bilingual in French
 
mp-great-edmonton-chapter-pat-rodenburg

Director of Education – Programs
Pat Rodenburg
Integra Events
Phone: 780-951-6242
Email:   pat@integraevents.ca

mpi-greater-edmonton-chapter-kristin-glass

Director of Communications - Website
Kristin Glass

Kristin Glass Events
Phone: 780-267-4848
Email: info@kristinglassevents.com

 

VACANCIES:

VP of Communication