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Meeting Professionals International names Cindy D’Aoust as new COO


Global industry association Meetings Professional International (MPI) has appointed Cynthia D’Aoust as its new chief operating officer.

D’Aoust – known as Cindy – will join in April to lead the Dallas-based organisation’s strategic business plan (MPI 3.0), reporting to CEO Bruce MacMillan. 
She joins MPI from Philadelphia-based Maxvantage, an alliance between Maritz Travel Company and American Express, where she was VP of shared services.

An expert on solutions and trends in the meetings industry, she regularly speaks at industry conferences, serves on panels and conducts education sessions focused on meetings management. D'Aoust 
is also an active member of the Global Business Travel Association and and MPI, most recently serving on its International Board of Directors.

MacMillan said: “Cindy’s record of creating value for customers and stakeholders is unparalleled. Her familiarity wit business and professional development trends will allow MPI to accelerate effective implementation of our education and certification program.”

D’Aoust added: “My clients, peers, colleagues and friends have provided me a wealth of opportunity, experiences and fond memories over my career. This move was an easy choice to make knowing that they are all behind me and rooting for me and MPI.”

Pictured: Cynthia D'Aoust

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