MPI Names New Chief Financial Officer

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has appointed Daniel Gilmartin as its new chief financial officer, it announced yesterday.

Gilmartin began his career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse and has held senior leadership positions with several companies, including General Host Corp., where he served as president and COO of Franks Nursery; Color Tile Inc.; and Wallpaper Factory Inc. Most recently he was COO and CFO for Doors in Motion, where he helped lead the successful turnaround of the company.

Gilmartin currently lives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., but will relocate to MPI headquarters in Dallas. His position — which he assumed yesterday — makes him responsible for all of MPI’s financial administration, business planning and budgeting, as well as its board relations and governance.

“After conducting an extensive search, we are thrilled to have Dan join the MPI team. He is a strong leader and team builder with a proven track record in public accounting and business management,” MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer said in a statement. “We believe Dan’s broad experience and financial and analytical skills will be instrumental in accelerating MPI’s global growth, which will benefit our entire membership.”

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