Courtney Glancy

July 1, 2022

Katie Risher Installed as MPI North Florida President

On June 30, 2022, Katie Risher, the Office of Professional and Workforce Development’s Assistant Director for Conference Planning, was installed as the Meeting Professionals International North Florida president. Katie has been a member of MPI North Florida for several years and has served on various committees and board positions, most recently as the President-Elect and Communications Chair.

Katie is an excellent leader, managing four people in planning, coordinating, and executing myriad events for University of Florida departments and faculty. In addition, she dedicates time to mentoring meeting planners and teaches classes for the Certified Meeting Professional study group. This group consists of aspiring professionals working toward earning their Certified Meeting Professional industry certification.

The installation ceremony came at the end of the annual awards ceremony, where Katie received the Planner of the Year award. This award, voted on by her peers, recognizes MPI North Florida’s most resourceful, dedicated, and service-driven planner.

Meeting Professionals International is a global association for people who bring people together. “Because when people meet, they can change the world.”