Government Connections - Fall 2012 - (Page 6)

SGMP NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2011-2013 PRESIDENT’S LETTER Looking Forward President Rob Coffman, CGMP U.S. Department of Treasury First Vice President Rhonda Wise, CGMP U.S. Department of Labor By Robert Coffman, CGMP National President Your National Board of Directors members took an oath to accept the responsibility of leadership and to promise to fulfill the duties of the offices to which you have elected us. I want to again express our deep appreciation for the messages of support we have received from our fellow SGMP members. The National Board of Directors’ summer meeting— like each summer’s mid-year chapter board meeting—is always one which merits additional time, calls for self-evaluation and requires strategic thinking. The latest national board meeting was certainly no different. Though not an election year, your SGMP national leadership team certainly experienced transition this summer. We are still involved in transition and planning. But we are looking forward. Our SGMP Member Bill of Rights provides that members have the right to respect, the right to be heard, and the right to leaders who put the Society first. This summer, each member of the national leadership team has learned quite a bit about themselves and about each other. I stand today looking forward, as proud as ever about our support of every one of our members and of every item in your bill of rights. Second Vice President Shelley Mann, CGMP Hilton Worldwide Secretary Debra Kilpatrick, CGMP Office of the Attorney General, State of Virginia Treasurer James Lynton, CHSP Woodlake Hotel Sacramento Director Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP University of Oklahoma Director Beth Miller-Tipton, CMP, CGMP University of Florida Director Kelly Roche, CGMP, CTA Irving, TX CVB Immediate Past President Melody Kebe, CMP, CGMP Defense Information Systems Agency Acting Executive Director Rob Bergeron, CGMP 6 GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | FALL 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Fall 2012

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Dieting on a Per Diem
Plan Green
Education Edge
Demonstrate the Value of Your Meeting
Good to Know
Supplier Strategy
That’s Technology
Conference Connection
Freeze of Per Diem Rates is not a Hotel Freeze out for Government Business
Membership News
Travel Tips & Trends
Continuing Education Now Includes New ADA Rules
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index
The Meeting Minute

Government Connections - Fall 2012