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WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
My entire career background has been in nonprofit
membership and marketing. i have worked for
international global Mission based organizations as
well as nonprofit fundraising/lobbying organizations
with anywhere from 50,000 to 1.5 million members.
My focus has been on membership growth and
retention across multiple channels to include mail,
digital, telemarketing and social media strategy.
i also have a strong background in member benefits
and member needs assessments. i have a unique
gift for database modeling and target specific
WHAT ARE YOU MOST ExCITED
ABOUT WITH WORKING WITH SGMP?
The membership! i love learning about new
members, their profession, the passion they have
for their profession. What impacts their jobs, etc.
and how i can have a role in helping them.
whAt Is one of Your GoAls You'D
LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR FIRST
SIx MONTHS WITH SGMP?
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING PLACE
When i worked for an international organization, i got to travel to
some lovely places overseas. i have to say that a truly unique and
interesting place i traveled to often was geneva, Switzerland. The
people were friendly and fashionable. everyone walked and sat
outside, there was no Dc hustle bustle and hurry. it seemed quite
leisurely. The city was beautiful and probably the cleanest i have ever
visited. one of the most interesting facts was that people arrived
to the office around 9, stopped for team coffee at 10, had a long
lunch at 1 including wine, then left promptly at 5 to go home to their
families. The only other notable fact about geneva worth mentioning
is the chocolate. Swiss chocolate is always a plus. i bought so much
of it that i always had no choice but to claim it at customs.
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one of the most important things i need to
accomplish at SgMP is getting to know the staff.
learning to meet the needs of others is a much more
difficult task than people think, but it's important and
significant enough when you have a smaller staff
that handles multiple projects. i am used to working
on larger teams, so i am looking forward to really
getting to know the people i work with and being
able to collaborate on everything together, especially
nec. another important goal of mine is really getting
to know the membership. This group is probably
the friendliest membership i have worked with thus
far - truthfully! i was honestly taken back at cgMP
congress with the smiles and appreciative nature of
everyone. i am really looking forward to proving that
i can be an asset to this team of professionals that
have already been on staff for a few years now.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN
You're not At work?
i have two children who keep me insanely busy.
one is a competition dancer on three teams and
the other plays football and wrestles year-round.
i serve my community on a few nonprofit sports
teams boards for my children, as well as campaign
for my friend for leukemia & lymphoma Society.
WHAT IS SOMETHING UNIQUE THE
MEMBERSHIP OF SGMP SHOULD
KNOW ABOUT YOU?
i am probably one of the most perpetually happy
people you will ever meet.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring/Summer 2016
What You Need to Know: 2016 NEC Preview
A CGMP Primer
Your Best Investment: Working with a DMO
Optimizing Your Food & Beverage Budget
Meet a Staffer
Government Connections - Spring/Summer 2016