Dear fellow board members and officers,
It is amazing that I am almost 6 months into my term as President for CSPI. I am honored to be surrounded by an outstanding board who are passionate about moving forward with the progress of Convention Sales Professional International. I want to again list the board and the responsibilities of each member.
2017-2018 Board of Directors
Russell Kice, CMP, CEM
Rosa Mendoza-Friedheim, CASE, CDMP
Stephan Jackson, CMP
Second VP, VP of Membership
VP of Communications & Public Relations
VP of Education
VP of Special Projects & Sponsorships
VP of Technology
I feel the board has made great strides in accomplishing 2 out of the 4 goals. Involvement and engagement of the members board of directors and increasing value of the membership.
The town hall calls started in April and we have covered a wide variety of subjects. I feel moving forward we could increase our participation and involvement. Obviously one of our most important goals is membership. We all need to put on our recruitment hats and start getting new members. It is fundamental to our organization’s success.
To our prospective members who might be reviewing our site for the first time,
The first opportunity for prospective members is to become a new member. When I became a member six years ago I felt as if I was surrounded by the top professionals in our industry. It was one of the few organizations where I can share information and ideas regarding between destinations and other convention centers.
The next opportunity is beginning to serve as an active member. An organization is only as good as its members.
The third opportunity is aspiring for leadership. Get involved and plan to move forward with your leadership skills. Become a board member or at least volunteer for a committee. We need you for our continued growth of the organization. Please get involved and let us know your areas of interest.
We have a bright future and I look forward to working with all of you. I feel as if I have acquired not only some great business partners, but long-term friends.
Again “Thank You" for the privilege of letting me lead our chapter this year. Please feel free to call me directly at 386-254-4524 if you have any questions or suggestions.