Government Connections - Spring 2015 - (Page 6)
rob coffman, cgMP
first vice President
Second vice President
James lynton, cgMP
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Kim Blanding, cgMP
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Janet roach, cgMP
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A New Virtual
your national Board of Directors members took an oath to accept the responsibility of
leadership and promised to fulfill the duties of the positions to which you have elected us.
The decision that was made to move from a brick-and-mortar headquarters facility to a
virtual office environment was certainly not one that was taken lightly.
our chapter leaders were fully informed of the circumstances surrounding the
long-term lease agreement and the financial challenges and restraints it imposed for
our organization's financial stability. our efforts to secure a sublease agreement for our
alexandria, virginia, office space has been successful and has resulted in an agreement
for the entire suite for four years.
your national leaders conducted thorough research and held in-depth discussions
regarding the office space requirements for the Society headquarters location that would
replace the current situation. as with most decisions being made by the national board
and our chapter boards, we focused on the must-haves and the nice-to-haves, and this
action will result in a net financial relief to SgMP of more than $500,000.
We are comfortable in the reality that a virtual office arrangement beginning in april
2015, for the short-term, makes the most sense right now for SgMP. We are confident in
the fact that this action will best position SgMP on the right path for the Society's long
term financial stability for our members and our dedicated staff.
at your service,
rob coffman, cgMP
GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | SPRING/SUMMER 2015
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring 2015
Successful Leadership: SGMP Members Talk Leading in the Government Meetings Industry
Need to Know: 2015 SGMP National Education Conference
The Importance of Traditional Follow-Up in a Non-Traditional Business World
Meet a Member
Government Connections - Spring 2015