SPIN:Senior Professionals Industry Network announced the formation of its first Advisory Board. This group will work with the CEO & acting Executive Director, Shawna Suckow to help guide the organization on a more strategic level. “As SPIN enters its 10th year, we have decided to add this team to deliver SPIN’s vision, set priorities and assist with the search for a new Executive Director,” said Suckow.
Current SPIN members applied for the Advisory Board and were selected by Suckow. “I’ve been a SPIN member since its inception, said Tracey Smith, CMP, CMM. I’ve always had some type of leadership role in the organization and am excited to continue in helping to shape SPIN’s future.” Noted Rachel Clarke, “This is my first foray into SPIN leadership, although I’ve been a member for years and have enjoyed many annual conferences. I am honored to have been chosen to work on the next chapter of this association.”
SPIN has had a larger leadership team in the past, comprised of volunteers at the national and branch levels. The creation of an Advisory Board will allow a smaller core group to work with the Executive Director more efficiently.
SPIN recently changed its planner-only policy to add senior-level suppliers into the association; they will be represented on the Advisory Board as a third of the team. “I’ve been a SPIN supporter as a sponsor for several years,” said Deborah Cohen, CMP of the Branson Lakes CVB. “When the announcement came that SPIN was inviting senior-level suppliers to join, I jumped at the chance and was flattered to be asked to be a part of the first Advisory Board.”
2018 SPIN Advisory Board members:
Tom Anderson, CMP – Technology Service Industry Association, San Diego, CA
Mozella Brown, CMP – M.L. Brown & Associates, Dallas, TX
Rachel Clarke – Rachel Clarke Events, Las Vegas, NV
Linda Hurtley – Linwood Group Meetings, Minneapolis, MN
Terry Mathews-Lombardo, CMP – TML Services, Orlando, FL
Wendy Porter – Wendy Porter Events, Minneapolis, MN
Tracey Smith, CMP, CMM – American Express Meetings & Events, Austin, TX
Greg Brice – SmartSource Rentals, Orlando, FL
Deborah Cohen, CMP – Branson Lakes CVB, Branson, MO
Dan Yaman – Live Spark, Minneapolis, MN
The SPIN Advisory Board will have their first meeting preceding the association’s annual conference, SPINCon, in December.
SPIN:Senior Professionals Industry Network is the world’s third largest association for meeting planners and the largest for senior-level planners. SPIN has recently invited all hospitality professionals who have at least 10 years of experience to join their ranks.
For more information:
Carolyn Browning, Director of Communications, SPIN – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawna Suckow, Founder & CEO, SPIN – email@example.com
Catherine Jensen, VP Operations, SPIN – firstname.lastname@example.org