2013 Board Meetings

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September 16, 2013
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country – Sunday House
San Antonio, TX

Participants

PRESIDING:

John P. Green, President

OFFICERS:

Tom Wujek, 1st Vice President; John Shelton, 2nd Vice President and Program Committee Chair; Tom Pientok, Secretary/Treasurer; Chris McCarty, Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS:

James Hill, Linda Saunders, Roberta Scott, Glen Siemer

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Michael Cremeens, Education/Technical; Bill Hornsby, Marketing (and incoming Board of Director Member); Doug Turk, Membership; John Grasmeyer, Products & Services

GUESTS:

René Morf, Historian; Bo Fisher, Joe Haen, Incoming Board of Director Members

Summarized Key Points
  • Lightweight Technical Seminar content/promotional materials to be updated
  • NIBA Logo to be redesigned
  • Outdated recorded materials sold through NIBA to be converted to public domain
  • A vote to add a new membership category for Trading Companies was defeated
  • History Web Site launch date announced as December 1, 2013
  • 2014 Strategic Plan was approved
  • Consideration of a joint venture with the Power Transmission Distribution Association (PTDA) being researched

 

June 8, 2013
InterContinental Hotel Chicago O’Hare – Field Meeting Room
Chicago, IL

Participants

PRESIDING:

John P. Green, President

OFFICERS:

Tom Wujek, 1st Vice President; John Shelton, 2nd Vice President and Program Committee Chair; Tom Pientok, Secretary/Treasurer; Chris McCarty, Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS:

James Hill, Kip Kerby, Scott Phillips, Linda Saunders, Roberta Scott, Brian Schachner, Glen Siemer

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Michael Cremeens, Education/Technical; Bill Hornsby, Marketing; Doug Turk, Membership; John Grasmeyer, Products & Services

GUEST:

René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • 2012 year-end audit findings were reviewed, NIBA remains in strong financial position
  • NIBA’s social media campaign will be organized and enhanced in 2014
  • All Board members asked to provide data for 2013 Strategic Planning Retreat
  • The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa Indian Wells in Palm Springs, California was contracted for the 2015 Annual Convention to be held September 16-20, 2015
  • The 2014 Slate of Officers was approved for presentation to membership

January 13, 2013
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country – Sunday House
San Antonio, TX

Participants

PRESIDING:

John P. Green, President

OFFICERS:

Tom Wujek, 1st Vice President; John Shelton, 2nd Vice President and Program Committee Chair; Tom Pientok, Secretary/Treasurer; Chris McCarty, Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS:

James Hill, Kip Kerby, Scott Phillips, Linda Saunders, Roberta Scott, Brian Schachner, Glen Siemer

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Michael Cremeens, Education/Technical; Bill Hornsby, Marketing; Doug Turk, Membership; John Grasmeyer, Products & Services

GUEST:

René Morf, Historian

Summarized Key Points
  • The first electronic Belt Line newsletter will be published in March 2013
  • A value statement of NIBA membership is to be formed
  • NIBA will electronically advertise to the Mining and Bakery industries
  • Members may now purchase items embroidered with the NIBA logo through Land’s End
  • Members will be educated on a proposed Trading Company membership category throughout 2013
  • Rubber Ron Scholarship winners will now be selected based on survey results from onsite participants at Heavyweight trainings
  • The word Annual will be added to the Go for the Gold program so as to differentiate between the Gem Level recognition within the President’s Club
  • Members with 25+ continuous years of involvement will be awarded via plaque at the 2013 Convention and each year moving forward
  • Formal procedure to incorporate flags representing all member companies, the national anthem of the country hosting the Convention and a non-denominational invocation was established