By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

Dana-Colwell-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University conference manager Dana Colwell has been sworn in as president of the Washington state chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

MPI has 20,000 members from 86 countries. It promotes education, professional development and business growth opportunities. The state chapter has more than 300 members.

Colwell, a WSU graduate, has worked in the conferencing business since 2003 coordinating complex events ranging from 10 to 6,000 attendees. In 2013, the state chapter named her planner of the year.

WSU Conference Management ( organizes more than 50 educational conferences and events a year. It has a staff of nine, divided between Pullman and Puyallup, Wash.


Dana Colwell, WSU Conference Management, 360-890-4440,