Membership Updates

Highlighting new Association Forum members and honors for current members.

By The FORUM Magazine Editors

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PCMA Foundation Visionary Awards: 2020 Supplier Honoree: Bill Grusich, CMP, FASAE

Bill Grusich is best known in the industry for his counsel and dedication to helping others, for which he has received numerous accolades, including ASAE Fellow, MPI Chicago chapter’s Hall of Fame and Richard A. Daignault Award (given by PCMA’s Greater Midwest Chapter). Grusich has served as an industry trailblazer with a career that showcases his collaborative and ethical sales approach, paving the way for how buyers and suppliers in business events should do business.


Promotions and Changes

Nancy Upke Gargula joined the MacArthur Foundation in January of this year as their manager of special initiatives for people and culture.

Nancy is an Association Forum member and volunteers on the Welcoming Environment® Committee.


New Association Forum Members

Individual Members

Noonie Aguilar, DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau

Allie Boyaris, American Camp Association, Illinois

Tracey Brouillette, Visit Spokane

Christina Dawson, Visit Charlotte

Martin Downs, American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Michael Gallo, CASE, CMP, New York Marriott Marquis Hotel

Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen, Careers In Nonprofits

Michael Hoffman, Gather Voices

Eileen Morgan Johnson, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, LLP

Sherard Jones, Strategic Futurist Consulting Solutions

Dr. Sherry Keramidas, American Occupational Therapy Association

Brian Knier, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries

Mark Leon, Million Dollar Round Table

Jetaun Mallett, Independent

Nakhia Morrissette, Solar Energy Industries Association

Mir M. Mustafa, CAE, J.D., National Electrical Contractors Association

Paul Plasterer, Starkweather Association Services LLC

Helen Anne Richards, HA Richards Writing & Editing

Gwen Satterfield, TCS Education System

Eddie Slaughter, Gather Voices

John Thurner, North Park University

Brandon Tran, Signature Bank

Heather Zimo, International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety

Forum Plus Members

Michelle Arias, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Reva Bhushan, Society for Vascular Surgery

Karen Craven, Association for Corporate Growth

Roxanne Dobbs, Executive Director, Inc.

Ben Glick, Association for Corporate Growth

Steve Hall, Society for Vascular Surgery

Lauren Hamm, Emergency Nurses Association

Kate Holzkopf, Urgent Care Association (UCA)

Grethel Huerta, Association for Corporate Growth

Kristopher Huffman, Society for Vascular Surgery

Frank Hugelmeyer, National Marine Manufacturers Association

Stephanie Klavohn, Emergency Nurses Association

Thomas Klemens, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Ken Loredo, Emergency Nurses Association

Michelle McAvoy, Association for Corporate Growth

Caroline Morgan, Society for Vascular Surgery

Abu Muhammad, CCIM Institute

Anand Pillai, CCIM Institute

Rose Portera, Emergency Nurses Association

Heather Shin, Society for Vascular Surgery

Nicole Thompson, Association for Corporate Growth

Zack Wahlquist, Chicago Association of REALTORS®

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Written by the FORUM Magazine editors.

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