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William Gilchrist, DOM at Oak Brook Hills, 
Elected to Meeting Professionals International 
Board of Directors
OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS (May 5, 1999). – William Gilchrist, Director of Marketing at Oak Brook Hills, a Dolce conference resort, has been elected to the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 1999-2000 International Board of Directors. Founded in 1972, Meeting Professionals International was founded by a small group of farsighted individuals who saw the need for an organization rooted in the pursuit of quality education for meeting management professionals. Now boasting over 16,000 members worldwide, MPI is the pivotal force in positioning meetings as a primary communication vehicle and a critical component of an organization’s success.

Gilchrist has been an MPI member since 1985 and was a Chair of the organization’s International Chapter Leadership Committee in 1998-1999. He was elected to the 22-member International Board of Directors by the Council of Chapter Presidents to act as their board representative.

Gilchrist began his career with Dolce International, management company of Oak Brook Hills, in 1990 as Director of Sales and Marketing for Hamilton Park, a Dolce Conference Hotel in Florham Park, New Jersey. From 1990-1995, he was an integral part of positioning Hamilton Park as one of the top conference hotels in the country. After, he joined the Dolce International Corporate Headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey as National Sales Director of the Eastern Region. In 1996, he moved to Dallas to develop the Dolce International Central Region Sales Office, now based at Oak Brook Hills. There he enjoys the dual role of Regional Sales Director and Director of Marketing for the 384-room conference resort.
Says Dolce International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Andy Dolce, “We are extremely proud of Bill and this tremendous accomplishment. Meeting Professionals International, like Dolce,  understands the value of meetings as a primary means of furthering adult education worldwide. We are excited that Bill will play such an integral role in the future success of both MPI and Dolce International.”

Dolce International, the global leader in learning through meetings and leisure, represents a growing portfolio of conference hotels, conference resorts and private/corporate centers in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Jennifer H. McDonough
Director, Public Relations
Phone: (201) 505-5909 
Fax:  (201) 307-8837
Also See: Dolce International & Successful Meetings Co-Sponsor Step By Step Meeting Planning Seminars / May 1999 
WizCom-WynTrac® Partnership Provides Event Planners With Reservations Processing for Meetings and Conventions Industry / April 1999 

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