President's Message

Hello MPI South Florida,

Sun is shining, weather is sweet – makes you want to move your dancing feet. – Bob Marley

As the summer comes to a close we look back on the year that has passed and the promise of the upcoming year.  

This past June we came to celebrate the 2016-2017 year and welcome the new 2017-2018 Board of Directors.  This incredible event was chaired by Marianne Schmidhofer who diligently worked with the special events committee to create a seamless event.  As emcee, Sam Simon carried us through the night with great humor and great heart!

Here is an excerpt from that evening:

“I picked the theme Back to the Future for a few reasons – first it’s a fantastic movie – second I love all things 80’s…but 3rd the message that sometimes you need to go back to move forward.  

That is our plan for the 2017-2018 year. Back to basics. Back to all the things the have made MPI a powerful, educational, and inspirational organization.  Our education team led by the amazing Patrick Brochu is diligently working to make sure this year is action packed with the types of educational events you are looking for.  I have the utmost confidence that Patrick and with Cathy Fox leading our special events team- they are going to blow you all away with their creativity and trend setting events. Events that will have the highest in education and networking opportunities. Because that is after all why so many of us are here.  We should all be “buying MPI”.

I could not be more excited to take this journey alongside my great friends on this board of directors and in this chapter.  I always said it never felt like work – because I was always having so much fun with people I respected and enjoyed being with.”

I am looking forward to serving as your president and meeting you at the many events MPISFL will have this year.  I can not implore upon you enough the importance of VOLUNTEERING!! Join a committee – become an engaged member of this chapter- there is an opportunity for everyone.  We are stronger when we all work together. 

Fallon Gechter
2017-2018 MPISFL Chapter President
Educate - Innovate - Connect - Grow
E-mail: president@mpisfl.org