Rosealee Lee Named VP of Leadership Development for MPI MN Chapter

Hospitality & Supervisory Management instructor leads award-winning initiative

Rosealee Lee

Rosealee Lee, CAE, CM, CICM, an instructor in the Meeting and Event Management and Supervisory Leadership programs at Dakota County Technical College, recently accepted the position of vice president of leadership development for Meeting Professionals International’s Minnesota Chapter.

Meeting Professionals International, or MPI, boasts an active membership of 23,000 people in nearly 70 chapters around the globe, making it the hospitality industry’s largest and most influential organization. MPI membership features leaders from 80 percent of the companies listed on the Fortune 100.

Lee, who was inducted into Minnesota Meetings + Events Hall of Fame as the winner of the magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, served as director of leadership development prior to accepting her new position. Working with new director, Lynnette Offen, Lee leads several initiatives, including Mentoring: Power of 2, which just won the MPI Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) Award for Community Achievement in Knowledge and Ideas. Accepted by the MPI Minnesota Chapter, the international award recognizes innovation and connectivity in leading-edge initiatives through the sharing and circulation of group knowledge and ideas.

  • For more on Mentoring: Power of 2 and the RISE Award, read “Still Rising: MPI Proudly Presents the 2010 RISE Award–Community Category Winners” by Elaine Pofeldt.

“A worldwide community of meeting and event professionals, Meeting Professionals International provides superb support, extensive knowledge of our industry and endless business opportunities to its membership,” said Rosealee Lee, whose own Meeting and Event Management program at DCTC offers the only two-year meeting/event degree in 10 states. “I’m happy to get the chance to work for such a wonderful organization and look forward to advancing our Leadership Development initiatives.”