Officers and Committees

Ed Hirt
2022 MPA President

MPA Council

Helen Harton – MPA President-Elect (2023 Meeting)
University of Northern Iowa

Ed Hirt – MPA President (2022 Meeting)
Indiana University

Ximena Arriaga – MPA Past President (2021 Meeting)
Purdue University

Tara MacDonald – Council Member (2020-2022)
Queens University

Thomas Redick – Council Member (2021-2023)
Purdue University

Rosalyn Davis– Council Member (2022-2024)
Indiana University Kokomo

For a full list of people elected to serve as MPA Council Members since 2004, click HERE!

Appointed Officers

Michael J. Bernstein – Executive Officer (2018-2023)
Penn State University Abington

Daren Kaiser – Treasurer (2015-2021)
Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Lorraine Grogan – Convention Manager (2016-2021) ConferenceDirect®

Allen R. McConnell – Investment Committee Chair
Miami University

Bernard L. Dugoni – Historian
University of Chicago

Program Committee

Members of the MPA Program Committee serve a three year term and have the following duties (approximate timeline is included as well):

(1) Help to develop a list of invited speakers, invited symposia, and moderators within your area of programming (TIMELINE: Summer)
(2) Review submissions in their program area along with their partner on the committee. Typical reviewing loads are between 100 and 200 submissions. Resolve discrepancies between you and team mates. (TIMELINE: a very busy 2 weeks in the middle of November).
(3) Attend the December Programming meeting in Chicago (paid for by MPA usually on the first Saturday of the month) and spend the day (8am-3pm) building the sessions for the program. This is a MUST attend meeting.

The committee is as follows.

Heather Claypool – Program Moderator (2022 Meeting)
Miami University

Amy Brunell – The Ohio State University
Christine Smith – Grand Valley State University
Sarah Schoppe Sullivan – The Ohio State University
Justin Yates – Northern Kentucky University
Beth Ann Rice – Slippery Rock University
Vrinda Kalia – Miami University

MPA Fellows and Local Representatives Info

Looking for information about becoming an MPA Fellow and who MPA Fellows are or who your local representative is? We moved that info to it’s own pages! Click the About tab to find those pages in the drop down or click HERE or MPA Fellow page and HERE for MPA Local Representative page.