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AFCI Announces 2018 Board of Director Candidates


The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 slate of Board of Directors candidates for election by the general AFCI membership.
 
The AFCI members nominated for a three-year term on the Board of Directors are:
  • Frank Rizzo – Formerly the CEO of the McCall Pattern Company – nominated for a second term
  • Ashley Smith – Craftsy– Project Development Manager
  • Captain Joseph McClain – Help Heal Veterans – CEO
“We are excited to welcome our newest Board candidates and know they will strengthen our Board’s breadth of knowledge and continue to diversify skills and member categories represented, allowing the Board to best represent the interest of the Association’s membership as well as the industry as a whole. These individuals bring a wealth of talent, expertise, and energy to the table and will be tremendous assets to our Board and Association as we continue to evolve the strategic direction and push for the greater membership value and growth for the industry,” said David Murray, 2017 AFCI Nominating Committee Chair.
 
The Board candidates will be officially elected by proxy ballot to be emailed to each AFCI member company’s voting contact by November 20, 2017 as outlined in the Association’s bylaws. The confirmation of the Board of Directors’ election will be announced at the AFCI Annual Business Meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 during Creativation in Phoenix, AZ. The AFCI Board of Directors consists of individuals representing the various sections of the AFCI membership. Members of the AFCI Board of Directors meet quarterly to address the needs of the industry from a strategic viewpoint, strengthen the ties between AFCI members and the Association, and spearhead programs to provide member value. These members serve on a voluntary basis, through which they establish networking and business opportunities, advance their careers through industry leadership, and contribute their voices as advocates for AFCI members.
 
Serving on the 2017 AFCI Nominating Committee along with Chair, David Murray, Ellison, are:
  • Brigid English, Michaels Stores
  • Don Guidi, Paper House Productions
  • Georganne Bender, Kizer & Bender
  • Gail Czech, The Creative Network, Inc.
  • Pegi Smith, Stampendous! Inc.