NEHA Introduces Two New Staff Members
Editor's note: Over the years, we have been featuring individual NEHA staff members in NEHA News so that you can get to know us a little better. This month, we highlight the staff members behind extensions 306 and 310--Peggy Whitt and Susan Jerles.
Peggy Whitt -- Sales and Marketing Manager
When I tell my associates in the association management world that I am working with Nelson Fabian, I now know to wait for the inevitable envious glance or comment. Nelson has earned quite a reputation for excellence in our community. I feel very fortunate to have joined the outstanding team of people Nelson has assembled to work at your profession's association.
It will be my responsibility as your sales and marketing manager to keep you informed about NEHA's programs, contribute to NEHA's outreach efforts, coordinate the exhibition portion of the AEC, and help maintain NEHA's strong financial position. Using the tools of the sales and marketing trade--from traditional brochures and press releases to the constantly evolving and increasingly important technological means of communication--I look forward to working with the rest of the staff in supporting environmental health professionals and the work of the environmental health profession.
To accomplish my work, I will be drawing on my 14 years of experience in association management and meeting planning. I have served as the assistant director of the Health Industry Representatives Association and as the sales manager of the 700-booth Pro-Green EXPO. For several years, I was the on-site coordinator for Government Institutes' western United States environmental training courses. I hope my education in geography and environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, from which I received a bachelor of arts degree, will also serve me well.
Along with environmental preservation, my passions are my family and friends, traveling, reading, movies, and the Denver Broncos. I've probably enjoyed driving across some portion of your state since I've now visited 48 of the 50 United States. I can't believe my good fortune in coming to an association whose annual meeting is being held in Alaska next year, which means I will be able to add state number 49 to my list. …