Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the selection of Robyn Mietkiewicz as Meeting Planner of the Year at its August 2-5 World Education Congress (WEC) in Minneapolis.

Mietkiewicz is director of global meeting management services at Meeting Sites Resource, an award-winning speaker and past president of MPI’s Orange County chapter. She has been integrally involved with MPI since joining the organization a decade ago at both the local and international levels.

At the chapter level, Mietkiewicz has served countless roles, and has also made crucial contributions on a global level while serving on MPI’s Professional Development Council and Knowledge Advisory Council.

She plans to continue her involvement with MPI at the international level and has inquired about chairing a committee for next year; Mietkiewicz also says she would eventually like to pursue an international board position as well.

Mietkiewicz has also been a regular webinar presenter in the past for Meetings Focus, sharing her proven expertise on such matters as hotel contract negotiation and meetings budget strategies.