Board of Directors

FICP is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected to service by the membership. The role of the board is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decisions about where the organization is going, what it stands for and how much time will be spent to accomplish its goals. The board works as a unit to govern the association so that it accomplishes FICP’s mission and serves the best interests of the profession as a whole. The board represents the best interests of FICP as an organization and oversees an Executive Director who employs a professional staff to carry out the board’s directives.

View the FICP Board of Directors.

Size & Terms

The FICP Board of Directors may range from seven to 12 members who are elected by the active planner membership. Each director serves a three-year term and may not serve consecutive additional terms unless elected as Chair-Elect, at which time Officer terms (Chair-Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair) are for one-year. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio director with no voting rights. The FICP Board usually meets five times per year and generally reserves a portion of their meetings to meet jointly with the Hospitality Partner Advisory Committee. View a list of past presidents/chaipersons.

Eligibility, Nomination & Election

2017 board candidate applications have closed.  The 2018 process will open in summer 2017.

Hospitality Partner Advisory Committee (HPAC) / Sponsorship Committee

The Hospitality Partner Advisory Committee (HPAC) / Sponsorship Committee provides advice and guidance to the Board of Directors on various issues related to the hospitality industry.

Meet the HPAC members.

Eligibility, Nomination & Election

The 2017 HPAC candidate applicaiton has closed. The 2018 process will open in summer 2017. 

Standing Committees

Planner members and hospitality partners volunteer to serve on several committees within the organization, including the Membership Committee, Education Committee, Event Task Forces and Project-based Task Forces. Learn more about getting involved.


Management Team

FICP's headquarters team is dedicated to providing the best service possible to the organization.

Meet our staff here.