Welcome to the MPI Heartland Chapter!

MPI Heartland is made up of meeting planners and suppliers from across Iowa and Nebraska and we are a part of the MPI Global community.

MPI Heartland brings networking and educational opportunities to our members, and non members, in order to advance the meeting profession. Almost every month there are opportunities to be involved in the chapter through events.

Meeting Professionals International, the meeting industry’s largest and most vibrant global community, is committed to delivering success for its nearly 17,000 worldwide members by providing innovative knowledge and learning experiences, connecting people and ideas, and creating rich marketplace opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Dallas-based organization delivers global human connections through its 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. For more information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org


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Member Spotlight


Mattie Scheeter, CMP

Visit Omaha, National Sales Manager

MPI Member Since: April 2017 with Visit Omaha, and a member with my previous role at the Sioux Falls CVB.  

How long have you been in the meetings / hospitality industry? 8 years.


How has MPI helped in the support and growth of your career?  MPI has connected me to a number of industry professionals, and with those connections, I have learned new things about myself as a professional and new things about the hospitality and meetings industry.  

MPI: If a newer member, what do you hope to gain through an MPI membership? I hope to be an active member in the Heartland Chapter, as well as MPI as a whole, and contribute when able and learn from the MPI leaders in my local chapter.  

Have you done business with any MPI members, locally or nationally? Yes, both locally and nationally!  

What three tips can you share with others in our industry? Never underestimate the power of a smile, never stop learning, and never be afraid to ask the question.  

What is your dream vacation spot? My dream vacation spot is norther Minnesota.  This is a place where my grandma used to take us when we were little, and where I ended up getting married.  It is a little family cabin on Lake Vermilion where we call The Bay.  

What do you do in your spare time? Any hidden talents? Fun facts about yourself? I like to spend as much time with my family and friends (and dogs)!  Weather it be traveling together, cooking together, or just "being" together, I like to spend my spare time with them.  


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