AFCI Board Committees

Committees help the AFCI Board of Directors be more efficient in its work and each member serves on at least one committee below. Click the name of the committee to see its members. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click below to learn more. 

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Nominating Committee

Screens slate of potential Board members.

Composition: Three members and two alternates elected from the incumbent Board of Directors and three members and two alternates elected by the voting members.

Chuck McGonigle - Comm Chair
Phoenix-Hope LLC
623 2nd St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-5224
UNITED STATES
Bradley Beck - Comm Part
DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc
358 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-5823
UNITED STATES
Janet Rapp - Staff Liason
SmithBucklin
330 N Wabash Ave Ste 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-7621
UNITED STATES

 

Audit/Finance Committee

Composition: Three Board members and one voting AFCI member.

Greg Tipsord - Comm Chair
Spellbinders PaperArts, LLC
1125 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Bldg 3 Ste 124
Phoenix, AZ 85027-1389
UNITED STATES
Joe McClain - Comm Part
Help Heal Veterans
36585 Penfield Lane
Winchester, CA 92596-9672
UNITED STATES
Ashley Smith - Comm Part
Missouri Star Quilt Co
1005 S Hughes Street
Hamilton, MO 64644-1141
UNITED STATES
Alexia Malamis - Staff Liason
SmithBucklin
330 N Wabash Ave Ste 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-7621
UNITED STATES

 

Industry Awards Committee

Recommends Honorees for AFCI Industry Awards to the Board of Directors.

Composition: Three Board members and two voting AFCI members.

Bradley Beck - Comm Chair
DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc.
358 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-5823
UNITED STATES
Roseann Kermes - Comm Part
Rosebud's Cottage
4358 Fisher Lane
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
UNITED STATES
Georganne Bender - Member at Large
Kizer & Bender Speaking!
1434 East Main Street
PO Box 508
St. Charles, IL 60174
UNITED STATES
Shirley Ferguson - Member at Large
Buyer
Ferguson Merchandising LLC Ben Franklin Crafts
15756 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052-3830
UNITED STATES
Jason Baum - Staff Liason
Association For Creative Industries
319 E 54Th St
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407-2712
UNITED STATES

 

Membership and Dues Taskforce

Makes recommendations on membership processes to the Board of Directors.

Composition: Three Board members and two voting AFCI members.

Ashley Smith - Comm Chair
Missouri Star Quilt Co
1005 S Hughes Street
Hamilton, MO 64644-11414
UNITED STATES
Brigid English - Comm Part
The Michaels Companies
8000 Bent Branch Dr
Irving, TX 75063-6023
UNITED STATES
Lawrence Hoffman - Comm Part
Uchida of America Corp
3535 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503-1637
UNITED STATES
Jason Baum - Staff Liason
Association For Creative Industries
319 E 54Th St
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407-2712
UNITED STATES

 

By-Laws Committee

Composition: Three Board Members and two voting AFCI members.

Jim Scatena - Comm Chair
6857 W Partridge Cir
Ludington, MI 49431-9211
UNITED STATES
Roseann Kermes - Comm Part
Rosebud's Cottage
4358 Fisher Lane
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
UNITED STATES
Joe McClain - Comm Part
Help Heal Veterans
36585 Penfield Lane
Winchester, CA 92596-9672
UNITED STATES
Janet Rapp - Staff Liason
SmithBucklin
330 N Wabash Ave Ste 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-7621
UNITED STATES

 

Market Research Taskforce

Helps AFCI Staff determine an appropriate research offering to its members and the community at large, providing guidance on selection, methodology and distribution of research studies.

Composition: Three Board members and two voting AFCI members.

Jim Scatena - Comm Chair
6857 W Partridge Cir
Ludington, MI 49431-9211
UNITED STATES
Christopher DiTullio - Comm Part
JOANN
5555 Darrow Rd
Hudson, OH 44236-4011
UNITED STATES
Brigid English - Comm Part
The Michaels Companies
8000 Bent Branch Dr
Irving, TX 75063-6023
UNITED STATES

 

Trade Show Taskforce

Provides recommendations and feedback on events to the AFCI Staff.

Composition: Three Board members and two voting AFCI members.

Jim Scatena - Comm Chair
6857 W Partridge Cir
Ludington, MI 49431-9211
UNITED STATES
Lisa Kiser - Comm Part
Beacon Adhesives
125 S Macquesten Pkwy
Mount Vernon, NY 10550-1724
UNITED STATES
Greg Tipsord - Comm Part
Spellbinders PaperArts, LLC
1125 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Bldg 3 Ste 124
Phoenix, AZ 85027-1389
UNITED STATES
Benjamin Rabe - Staff Liason
SmithBucklin
330 N Wabash Ave Ste 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-7621
UNITED STATES

 

Education Taskforce

Reviews and recommends the composition, quality and delivery of the conference education program.

Composition: Three Board members and two voting AFCI members.

Roseann Kermes - Chair
Rosebud's Cottage
4358 Fisher Lane
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
UNITED STATES
Brigid English - Comm Part
The Michaels Companies
8000 Bent Branch Dr
Irving, TX 75063-6023
UNITED STATES
Lisa Kiser - Comm Part
Beacon Adhesives
125 S Macquesten Pkwy
Mount Vernon, NY 10550-1724
UNITED STATES
Lydia Kamicar - Staff Liason
SmithBucklin
330 N Wabash Ave Ste 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-7621
UNITED STATES

 

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