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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Alan Wald Vice President of Membership International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) How long have you been with your current organization and/or in your current position? I have been with IAPMO for six years now and have been the Vice President of Membership since January 2015. Previously, I was the Director of Membership. How did you hear about associations as a career choice? What brought you to your current organization? I was working for AT&T for almost 12 years and my segment of the business went through a restructure. A recruiter reached out to me. I wasn't that familiar with the association world, but I decided to interview with the largest high tech association called AeA (American Electronics Association). Then AeA merged, and I went through another restructure. I landed at IAPMO. One of the best decisions I have made. What's your hometown? Where were you raised? I was born in Brooklyn, NY, and then moved to Piscataway, NJ, where I did almost all of my schooling. What do you do to relax? Hobbies? I like to watch sports on TV, spend time with my family and friends, as well as travel to relax. I'm a sports junkie, so that is my main hobby. I go to as many games, in all sports, not only locally, but around the country, as I can. What's your favorite type of food? Being a New Yorker, I'm a pizza guy! Whenever I go to New York, I spend a lot at Ray's Pizza! Also I like wings, seafood and Chinese food. Do you speak any languages besides English? Not really. I speak a little Spanish, although very little now. I worked for a travel agency after college, and they ran spring break trips to Mazatlán, Mexico, so I spoke quite a bit then. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS ASSOCIATION SOLUTIONS Naylor Association Solutions ..........................................Outside Back Cover www.naylor.com CAREER CENTERS Boxwood Career Solutions ..........................................................................6 www.naylor.com/boxwoodGO CASINO/RESORTS Atlantis Casino Resort .................................................................................4 www.atlantiscasino.com 26 Ca lSAE's T HE E XEC U T IV E - M A Y/ J U NE 2 0 1 6 Do you have any kids? Pets? I have a 17-year-old son Kyle, who will graduating high school in June. He'll be attending Arizona State, my alma mater, in the fall. No pets. What was the last movie you saw in the theatre and loved? The last movie I saw and loved was "Creed"! I've always loved the Rocky movies and this movie was great, as it had many flashbacks to the other ones. Sylvester Stallone had an awardwinning performance. What's your favorite singer or band? Wow! I have a lot. Many of the singer and bands I like are older-Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Earth, Wind & Fire, Van Halen and Kool and the Gang. Now I like Maroon 5 and, most recently, Pitbull! Fortunately, I've seen them all perform live. What's your favorite guilty pleasure? For me, my favorite guilty pleasure is eating cheesecake! I'm all about the original New York Cheesecake and not all of the different varieties. If you could meet any famous person or historical figure, who would it be and what would you ask? I've been lucky to meet a lot of famous people, mostly in the athletic and entertainment field, but I would like to meet Warren Buffett. Since he's a financial investor and businessman, I would ask him how you could learn about trends and investments to be financially independent. Then I'd share that knowledge with others. What's your favorite quote? Live for today, as you don't know what tomorrow brings! I know that I do my best to enjoy life to the fullest. If and when my time comes, no one will say that I didn't have a good time here. CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS Fairfield Conference & Visitors Bureau ...................................................... 16 www.visitfairfieldca.com Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau ......................................................22 www.visitredding.com Sacramento CVB................................................................Inside Back Cover www.visitsacramento.com/meetings HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER Sheraton Fairplex Hotel................................................................................4 www.sheratonfairplex.com/CalSAE MEETING FACILITIES & CONFERENCE CENTERS The Redwoods In Yosemite........................................................................ 19 www.redwoodsinyosemite.com MEETING VENUE Falls Event Center ...................................................................................... 19 www.thefallseventcenter.com http://www.visitfairfieldca.com http://www.visitredding.com http://www.visitsacramento.com/meetings http://www.naylor.com http://www.sheratonfairplex.com/CalSAE http://www.naylor.com/boxwoodGO http://www.redwoodsinyosemite.com http://www.atlantiscasino.com http://www.thefallseventcenter.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - May/June 2016

Chair’s Message
At a Glance Tech Tools: Create the Ultimate Video Marketing Plan in 4 Steps Blog Spot: Three Principles to Awaken Your Association Force Leadership by the Numbers: Safety & Security at Meetings
Calendar of Events
Selecting Edtech That Deepens Learning
How to Maintain High-Touch Relationships in High-Tech Times
Innovation, Technology and Change: The Future Is Here Now
How to Start or Grow Your Career Management Site
Advancing Associations: The Power of Past Presidents
Destination Anaheim
New Members
Member Spotlight: Alan Wald
Index to Advertisers

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