PSAV's Ken Wilcox Appointed to the MPI Foundation's Global Board of Trustees


SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ken Wilcox, Global Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, PSAV®, has been named to the Meeting Professionals International Foundation's Global Board of Trustees for a three-year term commencing in 2015.

The Global Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the MPI Foundation. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic direction and fiduciary oversight of the fundraising and grant activities of the Foundation and to provide strategic direction and approval of Foundation projects. The MPI Foundation's Global Board of Trustees plays a vital role in securing the financial commitments necessary to meet these objectives.

"We are very fortunate to have a tremendous group of industry leaders to serve on the Global Board of Trustees to guide the future direction of the MPI Foundation and also build upon the many successes we have achieved over the past few years to support the MPI community," said Paul Van Deventer, President & CEO, MPI.

"Much like the MPI Foundation, I am extremely passionate about the meetings and event industry," stated Ken Wilcox, Global Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, PSAV. "It is my goal to assist the Foundation in fueling the growth and advancement of events through education, research and customer service. It is PSAV's mission to create memorable experiences, helping people share ideas to inspire change. This corporate direction partnered with MPI's vision allows us to continue to move the industry in a forward direction."

About PSAV®

PSAV provides legendary service and innovative technology to create memorable experiences for hotel partners, planners, producers and customers across the hospitality, corporate, association and special event industries. Combining local expertise with the broadest array of event technology, PSAV offers more resources in more places than any other audiovisual partner. Services include lighting, projection, virtual events, Internet and network services, mobile apps, power distribution, component video, special effects, staging, rigging, video mapping, concert sound, creative production, computer interfacing and traditional AV equipment. PSAV employs more than 5,000 full-time, highly trained professionals in 1,400 destination resorts and hotels throughout the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.

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