2021 National Elections and Candidate Information

SGMP Announces National Board and Gilmer Institute of Learning Candidates and Campaign Rules

SGMP and its National Nominations & Elections Committee are very excited to present this list of approved candidates for the 2021-2023 National Board and Gilmer Institute of Learning. All eight elected national board positions as well as three trustee positions are up for election this year. Please review the full slate of candidates below and download their biographical statement.

SGMP National Board

President
Annette Wallace, CMP, CGMP

First Vice President
Dina Fong, CGMP

Second Vice President
Chris McLaughlin, CGMP

Secretary
Char Alexander, CGMP, CTA, GMS

Treasurer
Mark Richardson, CGMP

Director (3 positions)
Michelle Hawkins, CGMP
Lorie Jaegers, CGMP, CTA
Christine Pribbernow, CGMP
Susan Shaffette, CGMP

Gilmer Institute of Learning

Education and Programming Trustee
Kathleen Ryan, CGMP

Fundraising Trustee
Wayne Callis, CGMP

Scholarship and Certification Trustee
Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, CGMP

Campaign Rules

Candidate profiles will be posted online on February 23 to include each candidate’s picture, bio, and responses to three questions. The campaigning period for these elections starts February 23 and ends at 12:00 midnight Eastern time on Monday, March 1, 2021.  We’d like to specifically refer you to the Campaign Rules and Guidelines Supplement page that itemizes and describes very important rules for candidates, chapter leaders and all members. A violation of these rules could result in a code of ethics inquiry and/or a candidate’s disqualification. All voting members (planners and suppliers) on the official election roster will be sent an electronic ballot on Tuesday, March 2nd. The election ends on March 9, 2021.
 
It is understood that SGMP members will have preferences among certain candidates and it is certainly acceptable that there will be discussions among members regarding nominations & elections issues and candidates.  However, SGMP members are prohibited from endorsing or publicly promoting any one candidate or candidates.
 
SGMP’s Nominations & Elections Committee is responsible for arranging and overseeing national elections consistent with SGMP bylaws and policy. Please contact National Nominations and Elections Chair Rob Coffman, CGMP, with any questions or concerns at Robert.Coffman@treasury.gov.