IAAP Summit 2015: The Foundation & Closing Session

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The Foundation Celebration
The Foundation of IAAP held a lively celebration to acknowledge award recipients, Amazing Ride 2015 winners and participants, and scholarship recipients. The event took place at The Galt House last evening.

The Foundation of IAAP recently awarded 50 scholarships to deserving administrative professionals so that they can attend IAAP Summit 2015 July 25-29 in Louisville, Ky. for the first time. Additionally, 10 scholarships were awarded to returning Summit attendees. The scholarships cover the cost of a premium registration package and represent an investment of more than $55,000 by The Foundation in the future of administrative professionals. This is the fourth year The Foundation has awarded scholarships to attend IAAP’s annual conference. See the full list of 2015 recipients.

Closing General Session
The IAAP Summit 2015 Closing General Session featured a heartfelt thank you from 2014-2015 IAAP BoD President, Antoinette Smith, CAP-OM to her fellow Board of Directors for their service to IAAP. The IAAP Headquarters Staff thanks all of our amazing board members for their dedication and commitment to the success of IAAP. Appreciation was also extended to the 2015 IAAP Summit Host Committee, especially Alice Schultz (Host Committee Coordinator).

We are thrilled to announce the new 2015-2016 IAAP Board of Directors:
Chair: Wendy Melby, CAP-OM
Chair-Elect: Kristi Rotvold, CAP-OM

Serving the second year of their two-year terms:
Director: Cathie Hoke, CAP-OM
Director: Carol Hardin, CAP-OM
Director: Nora Onishi, CAP

Elected by the membership to serve new two-year terms:
Director: Juanita Mort, CAP-OM
Director: Terri Peters, CAP

Appointed by the board to serve one-year terms:
Director: Dawn Becker, CAP-OM
Director: Phiandra Peck, CAP-OM

Our second and final Keynote speaker, Christine Cashen, knocked her presentation out of the park this morning. She inspired and engaged the IAAP Summit 2015 attendees with humor and straight-forward advice. Attendees learned how to “Stop Global Whining” and take charge of what they can change today.

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