New York, New York (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Ovation Travel Group’s Robert O. Sanders, Jr. has been elected president of the Greater New York Metro Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPIGNY). Prior to his new role, Robert served as Vice President of Membership for MPIGNY. As president-elect, Robert will serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and play an active role in setting the strategy and vision for one of the ten largest MPI chapters in the world.
Robert has developed a distinguished career in the Meetings & Events industry with over 30 years experience in meeting and event planning, sales, marketing, training and operations. Prior to joining the Ovation team in 2010, he founded Hospitality Resource Group, a group of three vertically integrated companies (Event Solutions, Strategic Training Solutions and Allegis Communications) developing innovative training, marketing and event programs.
Robert is a former recipient of the American Red Cross Humanitarian Award and the Business Hall of Fame Award for the Business Council of Westchester. He graduated from the University of South Carolina-Columbia with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.
MPIGNY has over 600 members, representing over $790M in annual spending on meetings and events. MPIGNY promotes the advancement of the meetings industry by informing members of the latest industry news, information and trends through educational programming and networking events. MPI members include corporate and association event planners, universities, hotel partners, convention bureaus, domestic and international tourism offices and independent business owners who service the meetings and events industry. For more information on MPIGNY, please visit: http://www.mpigny.org/.