Government Connections - Fall 2015 - (Page 6)

President Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP University of Oklahoma 1st Vice President Michelle Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP Third Circuit Court Clinic for Child Study 2nd Vice President James Lynton, CGMP Extended Stay Hotels Secretary Maurine Hill Missouri Department of Social Services - STAT Treasurer Brett Sterenson Hotel Lobbyists  Director Tecumseh Deloney, CGMP, CMP ZERO TO THREE Director Kimberly Forte, CGMP The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Director Ann Koralewski, CGMP, CMP University of Florida Health LETTER PRESIDENT'S 2015-2017 NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Membership First The national board of directors elected by you earlier this year had our first meeting this summer, and I gave each board member a quick survey prior to it in preparation for those discussions. I was excited to find that there was such unanimity in these individual responses regarding proposed priorities and goals. Membership. In a word, that is what each board member provided to me as the key to our future. "Membership focus"... "membership stability"... "reinvigorated membership"... were among other similar replies. So here is what we are doing about it. At press time for this issue of Government Connections, SGMP is creating what we are calling a Blue Ribbon Task Force to address our society's membership experience. We are doing this to consistently prioritize your membership and our membership stability in a high profile way throughout our entire 2016 fiscal year. This esteemed group has a very specific and comprehensive charge to add tools and more to the good work of our existing national membership committee. This task force will engage in critical national/chapter partnerships and will provide 360 degree accountability by documenting and enhancing all of the society's roles in every SGMP member's experience. The goal will be to improve the SGMP membership experience across the board, thereby enhancing our recruitment efforts and improving our retention successes. I have asked our first vice president and second vice president to lead this important task force in addition to serving as national board liaisons to our membership committee. These leaders have my utmost confidence and I know that they will be joined in this effort by our society's best and brightest stars among our chapters and all across the country. We have work to do - so let's get to it. Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP Immediate Past President Rob Coffman, CGMP U.S. Department of Treasury 6 Executive Director & CEO Rob Bergeron, CAE, CGMP SGMP GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | FALL/WINTER 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Fall 2015

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
It’s Legal. You’re Honest. But Are You Ethical?
Just Because It’s Legal Doesn’t Make It Right
The Ins and Outs of Setting Per Diem
Three Chapters Celebrate 30 Years in 2015
2015 SGMP National Education Conference & Expo
Supplier Strategy
Finances & Budgeting
Meet a Member
CGMP Corner
National Updates
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Fall 2015