MPI Names New Head of Certification, Events

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has hired Danya Casey as its new vice president of events and certification, it announced last week.

Reporting directly to MPI President and CEO Bruce MacMillan, Casey will lead a new "Events and Certification" group within MPI that will assume direct accountability for revenue generation as well as the execution and business performance of MPI's live educational event portfolio, including its global training practice.

"Danya brings proven business leadership," MacMillan said. "Her skills and experience to lead our live event and certification portfolio will be critical for execution and performance success."

Casey, who has 20 years of experience working for associations, cause-related nonprofits and for-profit companies, most recently served as master project director of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), where she was in charge of managing and executing the organization's educational seminars and meetings.