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nEW BOARd TSAE's Newest Board Members Paul Bellantone, CAE President and CEO Promotional Products Association international Paul Bellantone, CAE, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International, the not-for-profit association for more than 11,000 member companies of the $20 billion promotional products industry. As chief staff officer of PPAI, Paul is focused on delivering compelling member value and responsible for successfully executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. He serves on the boards of the Small Business Legislative Council, the Promotional Products Education Foundation and the Incentive Research Foundation. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Texas Woman's University School of Management. Lori Gracey, CAE Executive director TCEA Lori Gracey, CAE, leads 16,500 TCEA members and 20 staff in innovating teaching and learning with the use of technology. During her six years in this position, she has helped the organization grow in membership and revenue, paid off their old building and purchased a new, larger building with meeting space, and implemented new conferences, association partnerships, and professional development opportunities for members and non-members. She has 28 years of experience in education, has been a member of the SXSWedu Advisory Board since 2011, and served as the TSAE New Ideas 2015 Task Force Chair. Lori holds a Masters in English from the University of North Carolina and a BS from Mississippi University for Women. Charles Popper Vice President of Association Relations naylor Association Solutions During his nearly 20 year-tenure with Naylor, Charles Popper has helped hundreds of associations develop the tools and techniques they need to remain competitive and relevant. Charles leads a team of 30 business development executives, whose core mission is to identify the pain points association leaders are experiencing in any number of areas including communications, events, career solutions, online learning, association management software and non-dues revenue generation. By keeping his finger on the pulse of what associations and their members care about most, Charles has been the driver behind numerous products and services that position associations for membership and non-dues revenue growth. He is a 1995 graduate of Florida State University who enjoys food, fitness, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Meg Winchester, CMP, CTA director Galveston island Convention & Visitors Bureau As the Director of the Galveston Island Convention 16 September/October 2015/Association LEADERSHIP and Visitors Bureau since 2006, Meg Winchester, CMP, CTA oversees a staff of 14 sales and marketing professionals welcoming over 6 million tourists to Galveston each year. Before joining the GICVB, Meg worked with the Greater Houston CVB and the San Diego CVB sales teams. During her career she has been involved throughout the tourism industry with partnerships and innovative collaborations with both clients and peers. Locally she is involved with the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston and the Galveston Island Humane Society. Meg is a dedicated runner, outdoor enthusiast and avid traveler. Gloria Terry CEO Texas Council on Family Violence Gloria Aguilera Terry joined the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) in January 2008. In her role as CEO, Gloria guides and directs the statewide activities of TCFV. TCFV is the only 501(c) 3 nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. Gloria came to the Texas Council on Family Violence from El Paso, Texas where she served as Executive Director of the Center against Family Violence. She currently volunteers with numerous organizations, including serving on the Diversity Committee of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and as a Board member and Treasurer of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. ●

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Association Leadership - September/October 2015

Message From the Magazine Chairman
60-Second Solutions
Quick Takes
From the Public and Private Sectors to Association Management: Meet the New Tsae Chairman, Bill Keese, Cae
TSAE’s Newest Board Members
Is Your Website Safe?
Advancing Association Meeting Through Place-Based Education
Red Flags at the Board Table
Don’t: Tips for Reviewing Your Association’s Products and Services.
Destination Planner
New Members
Index to Advertisers
Work Smarter

Association Leadership - September/October 2015