Gilmer Institute of Learning Trustees

The mission of the Gilmer Institute of Learning is to enhance the purpose and goals of The Society by providing support to our members and chapters through educational opportunities, certifications, training, resources, scholarships and funding. The Gilmer trustees have responsibility in the following areas:

Scholarship & Certification
-Develop and recommend policies for national NEC scholarships
-Review applications for national NEC scholarships
-Manage national NEC scholarship recipients’ requirements and duties
-Advise chapter boards on NEC scholarships policies and best practices
-Develop and recommend policies for national CGMP scholarships
-Review and provide updates to CGMP program, as needed
-Develop and recommend policies for the CGMP certification/re-certification process
Scholarship & Certification Trustee
Mary Robinson, CDME, CGMP, CTA
Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Howell, MI

Scholarship & Certification Trustee
Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, CGMP
Washington, DC
Education & Programming
-Provide support for chapters’ submissions of monthly programs
-Advise chapters on government meetings content for monthly programs
-Provide input on education core competencies
-Provide input on NEC education session content, speakers and structure

Education & Programming Trustee
Kathleen Ryan, CGMP
The Boeing Company
Alexandria, VA


Amber Ellithorpe
Education & Programming Trustee
Amber Ellithorpe, CMP, CGMP
The Task Force for Global Health
Decatur, GA
-Organize and promote the annual NEC live and online auctions
-Assist with solicitation of sponsorships for NEC & other national events
-Consult and advise chapter fundraiser chairs on best practices
-Consult with national treasurer to develop new revenue streams

Fundraising Trustee
Wayne Callis, CGMP
Visit Norfolk
Norfolk, VA

Fundraising Trustee
Erica Bradford, CGMP, GMS
Huntsville/Madison County CVB
Huntsville, AL
Advisory & Operations    


Advisory Chair 
Annette Wallace, CMP, CGMP
Hawthorn Foundation
Jefferson City, MO
Operations Chair
Garland  Preddy, CGMP
SGMP Education and Training Director