2020 National Elections and Candidate Information

SGMP Announces 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 2020-2022 Gilmer Institute of Learning. Read each candidate’s profile which includes a picture, bio and responses to two questions. There are three trustee positions open this year; one in each area of focus.


Education and Programming Trustee:
Henry H. Harper, III, CGMP
Susan Shaffette, CGMP
Christine Tabb, CGMP

Fundraising Trustee:
Cheryl Gordon, CGMP
Lorie Jaegers, CGMP, CTA

Scholarship and Certification Trustee:
Robin Bammert-Toth, CGMP
Christine Consunji, CGMP 

The campaigning period for these elections starts March 2, 2020, and ends at 12:00 midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  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 Thursday, March 5th. The election ends on March 11, 2020.
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.