1721 Boxelder St., Suite 107
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: 303-530-4562
Fax: 303-530-4334

Staff

Executive

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Kevin Lepine - Co-President
Kevin graduated from Colorado State University in 1984 with a degree in Business Information Systems. He served five years in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he was promoted to Captain. He joined the staff of MP Associates in 1990 and currently is Co-President. Kevin’s responsibilities include overall management of all conference functions including registration, publications, event logistics, and other administrative and financial duties for MPA. He manages and oversees the budget for the Design Automation Conference (DAC), which includes working with the Executive Committee. Kevin is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and has served on advisory boards for the Denver Convention Center and the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Goals are growth and development of MP Associates, providing services for a diversified group of conferences and trade shows.

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Lee Wood - Co-President
Lee has been with MP Associates for 29 years, serving in a variety of capacities including Co-President for the past eleven years. His primary responsibilities include overall strategic planning, exhibition management and developing and implementing event marketing programs. He has served on advisory boards for the Denver Metro CVB, GES Exposition Services and the Anaheim/Orange County CVB. He is currently serving on the board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and has been featured in the EXPO Magazine’s “Best Practices” section. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Directors

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Susie Horn, CEM - Director of Exhibit Operations
Susie has worked for MP Associates for 30 years. As Director of Exhibit Operations she is responsible for all aspects of client exhibitions including sales, service, floor layouts, and working closely with all exhibit personnel and allocating and monitoring on-site meeting space for private meetings. Susie has developed a remarkable rapport working with customers who are decision makers in purchasing exhibition space and has developed personal, friendly relationships that have been instrumental in leading to consistent exhibit sales. Events under Susie’s guidance include the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, ACM/IEEE/EDAC Design Automation Conference (DAC), the Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), Mobile Payments Conference and the IEEE International Conference on Computer Aided Design.
Operations

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Robin Albright - Conference Operations Coordinator
Robin joined MP Associates in November 2013. She graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, and received her teaching certification from Metropolitan State University. With over eleven years of hospitality and conference service experience, she has a passion for seeing the success of a conference from beginning to end. As the Conference Operations Coordinator, she touches on many areas of a conference, such as conference registration and organizing conference logistics, to marketing & social media management. She is also delighted to be able to work with conference attendees and be their primary point of contact for assistance.

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Terri Mackenzie - Conference Operations Coordinator
Terri joined MP Associates in May 2016. As the Conference Operations Coordinator, it is her responsibility to make sure all of the operational details needed by our clients are met for each conference. Additionally, she collaborates with vendors, facilities, & other service providers. Her passion is onsite flow management, watching the progress of the conference, and solving problems as they arise. Prior to coming to MP Associates, Terri worked for Epsilon, Newfield Network, and Inovonics in the areas of Human Resources, Event Management, Marketing Coordination, & Customer Service.
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Sophia Sun - Conference Manager
Sophia joined MP Associates in August of 2018 and has been involved in the event management industry since 2000. She graduated in 1998 with honors at Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Before she came to MPA, she was an events and trade show manager for technology and healthcare companies in Denver, Colorado and is a Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM). In addition, she worked as a Corporate Events Specialist at the Denver Zoo. Sophia is the Conference Manager for the Design Automation Conference which she dedicates 100% of her time to ensuring a successful event. She is dedicated to meeting our client’s needs with professionalism and respectfulness.
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Callie Koble - Events Coordinator
Callie joined MP Associates in the spring of 2018. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Callie spent most of her college years in California where her first semester she was accepted into the Disney College Program. The world class customer service training she received from Disney has been a valuable tool that Callie has used to surpass customer expectations. Her last few years in California were spent running animal interaction programs working alongside dolphins where Callie was able to make some unforgettable experiences for all the guests she interacted with. As an event planner Callie has been captivated by the fast paced environment and providing all clients of MP Associates with that world class customer service.
Exhibits

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Stacy DiLallo, CEM - Sales Manager
Stacy joined the MP Associates team full-time in 2009 after three years as part-time on the event support team while in school. Stacy holds Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. As an Exhibit Coordinator for the ACM/IEEE/EDAC Design Automation Conference (DAC) and the Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), Stacy works diligently alongside hundreds of company's representatives and provides excellent customer service. She sits on the board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

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Candi Wooldridge - Exhibit Services Manager
Candi graduated from Parks College, Thornton, Colorado in 1993 with a degree in Business Administration. Candi has been with MP Associates since 2003 and is one of the Exhibit Coordinators, working closely with the exhibitors, maintaining the floor plans, exhibit programs, reference letters and works closely with the Director of Exhibit Operations.
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Annette Crider - Exhibit Coordinator
Annette joined MP Associates in February 2016 and brings over 15 years of experience with her. She graduated with honors from the Texas School of Business and began her second career with the National MS Society. There she worked on the Development team producing fundraising events in Houston, TX, where she was able to fine tune her organizational and interpersonal/communication skills. Her attention to detail is second to none, and her kind nature makes her someone people naturally go to for help. In this role, she oversees a wide variety of Exhibit projects as well as all administrative functions. Hers is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call the MP Associates office!
Publications

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Sondra "Sandy" Owens - Conference Program Manager
Sondra “Sandy” Owens has been in the event industry for over twenty years and has been with MP Associates for seven years. She worked in the Operations department, as a Conference Coordinator, working closely with the Director of Operations in all phases of logistical conference planning. In 2010, Sandy accepted the position as the Senior Publications Coordinator and was promoted to Publications Manager in 2012. In this position, she is responsible for the day-to-day production of all print and electronic publications including client communications, deadline management, database management, and proofing. Her experience with conferences, expositions, sporting events, concerts and festivals has given her a unique and broad perspective, offering a comprehensive blend of marketing, organization and communication skills. She was in charge of the show office for six annual consumer shows for over ten years. She then spent five years managing and organizing three annual trade shows for a trade association. Sandy’s ability to streamline and generate effective and efficient methods made the process for exhibitors more user-friendly, and thus increased their continued participation in the exposition. Sandy was the Assistant Executive Director for two trade associations for over eight years. Working with trade associations gave her a better understanding of how important trade conferences are to the continued success of an industry. Her constant goal has been to provide an environment conducive for attendees to learn, and to share new and innovative functions in their industry. Sandy graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Business Administration.
Registration

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Nannette Jordan - Registration Manager
Nannette graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Colorado State University. Nannette is the Registration Manager for MP Associates. She handles all aspects of conference registration, from coordinating the online registration system to on-site registration and also handles vast correspondence with presenters. She is highly motivated, creative, and a versatile project manager.
Information Technology

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Paul Comtois - Senior Software Developer
Paul Comtois has over fourteen years of enterprise-level application development experience. He specializes in C#, SQL, ADO.NET, ASP.NET web development, IIS, JavaScript, Web Services, and XML. Starting his career as a Lotus Notes programmer, he handled various responsibilities of the entire Software Development Life Cycle. Paul worked for Internoded for eight years (1997-2004) as a consultant, developing and managing software projects for MPA Associates, Wachovia, Gillette, Dunkin Donuts, Kansas Anthem, and numerous other companies. The experience of working with various firms helped him understand the strict quality adherence expected by clients. Paul came on board with MPA in 2004 as the Senior Developer in charge of migrating existing software to more robust ASP.NET applications. His first project was the successful design and implementation of the conference registration system. Paul has undergone intensive Visual Studio 2005, and SQL training from certified Microsoft partners and has managed development of applications using .Net 2.0 frameworks. Paul’s technical experience includes: OOP, .Net 2.0 and 3.5 Programming, C#, ADO.Net, XML, Web Services, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, Web Design, Web Development, Java, HTML, DHTML, SQL, and Lotus Notes.

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Phil Hinton - Systems Administrator/Developer
Phil Hinton joined MPA in 2010 and has almost two decades of experience in network administration, relational databases, technical support, internet technologies (including web design and implementation), internet security, data integrity technologies, and peripheral installation and maintenance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management. Phil thrives on working in a fast-paced environment where deadlines are a priority and handling multiple tasks is the norm. Phil has the gift of patience and has outstanding attention to detail that allows him to solve problems and debug code and server setups efficiently to ensure little or no down time. Phil is responsible for the configuration, maintenance, and upgrades to the production and development custom application servers and backup solution. He also provides application support, custom reports, and coordinates the development of new system features.
Accounting

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Ruth Huseman - Accountant
Ruth joined MP Associates in September 2005, and provides Accounting support for the Design Automation Conference, the International Microwave Symposium, and the P.O. Pistilli Scholarship Fund.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management and Communications from Regis University and has extensive business experience.  Prior to joining MP Associates, Ruth worked for Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, including Ball Corporation, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Rockwell International, and John Deere in the areas of Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, and Management Systems and Audits. She has also provided Human Resources consulting services for companies in the Denver metropolitan area. Ruth stays current with business and professional trends through ongoing training and memberships in professional organizations.