March 2018 Chapter Experience

March 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Ln
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Marching Into the Legal Side of the Hospitality and Meetings Industry: A Q&A Session

With natural disasters, security risks and concerns, and other hospitality industry changes, what are the legal steps and practices that planners and suppliers should incorporate? Join in a fireside chat as we discuss these issues with Squire Patton Boggs legal counsel Jeffrey Schagren and seasoned meeting industry professional Tony Cummins, CMP, CMM.

Have a legal question of your own? Submit it when you register and attend the session so you can walk out of March roaring like a lion!

About the Speakers

Jeffery Schagren has more than 27 years of experience, having served as in-house counsel for La Quinta Inns and Suites and AccorHotels for North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Currently, he serves as legal counsel for Squire Patton Boggs where he heads the Hospitality Group in North America. Schagren brings a tremendous amount of experience with contracts, insurance, risk, and much more.

Tony Cummins CMP, CMM is the founder and owner of The MEETiNG DEPARTMENT LLC, an independent site sourcing and meeting management company. Tony is also an adjunct faculty member at Richland College where he teaches Convention/Exposition Law and Ethics and works closely with hospitality attorneys across the U.S. He has been part of the MPI D/FW Chapter for more than 24 years and has served in various leadership roles including Chapter President in 2015-2016.

Mentor Cafe 

Special Mentor Cafe – Member Only Session (Limited Space) 
10:30 am- 11:30am
(Just prior to the chapter experience)
Featuring Terri Maxwell, CEO and Founder
Share on Purporse
Success Excelerator™ is a formula for harnessing your natural potential and using an unlimited power source to propel you towards your goal. It’s a toolkit for eliminating doubt, as you build confidence and fuel the desire to BE MORE. Taken from a decade of studying human potential, Success Excelerator™ will teach you a step-by-step process to accelerate your performance and reach your goals. Here are just a few things participants will learn:
  • If you want better results, this model is for you.
  • If you want confidence, this model is for you.
  • If you want to achieve your potential, this model is for you.
  • If you have goals that seem out of reach, this model is for you.


Terri Maxwell’s purpose is to Inspire Potential. She created Share On Purpose to launch and invest in ideas that solve some of society’s toughest challenges. Working with a team of emerging leaders, Share On Purpose does two things:

1) Cultivates game-changing businesses through the Share Cultivator™

2) Invests in meaningful ideas through the Share Speculator™

Each cultivated brand started by building a powerful solution to a marketplace problem.

  • Promote On Purpose uses authentic marketing techniques and a Shared Performance Guarantee to grow the top line revenues of game-changing companies.
  • IGNITE On Purpose uses a Pay-for-Performance model to accelerate the profitable growth of founder-led businesses.
  • Talent On Purpose uses Four Forces™ to build performance cultures and transform companies into great places to work.
  • Succeed On Purpose offers a suite of solutions for career transformation, life transformation, and business transformation. Our purpose is to inspire potential, and we guarantee meaningful success.

Writing is also a passion of Terri’s. She authored “Succeed on Purpose: Everything Happens for a Reason” and co-authored “The New World of Work: From the Cube to the Cloud”. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Dallas Business Journal as well as FOX and NBC.

Terri was honored as an “Outlive Yourself” recipient by the Taylor’s Gift Foundation and was named Small Business Mentor of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners. These awards are a reminder that using her gifts of growing businesses and people, combined with an authentic passion for serving, is the secret to success.

In a career that spans more than 20 years, Terri has launched, owned, sold, rebranded or turned around more than 40 brands and now serves as a well-known advisor to leaders seeking to accelerate growth. It’s not what she does that matters; it’s how she does it. Every business in the Share On Purpose portfolio, as well as the clients served, receives tireless passion, purposeful expertise and authentic servant leadership.

CSR Corner

Empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools needed to thrive in work and in life. Seeking donations of:

– Interview appropriate suits
– Interview appropriate blouses
– Professional separates including blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers, and jackets
– Work appropriate shoes
– Jewelry and scarves
– Handbags (briefcases, portfolios or work appropriate handbags)

Learn more about Dress for Success Dallas’ mission at Questions? Contact Elizabeth Baryshev, CMP, CSR Chair.



Early bird Registration:

MPI Member: $35
Non-Member: $45
Student: $25
MPI Premier Member: $35
MPI Lifetime Member: Complimentary

Early bird registration closed Thursday March 15th. 

Advance Registration (After March 15th):

MPI Member: $40
Non-Member: $55
Student: $25
MPI Premier Member: $35
MPI Lifetime Member: Complimentary

Onsite Registration:

MPI Member: $55
Non-Member: $65
Student: $25
MPI Premier Member: $35
MPI Lifetime Member: Complimentary