MSA Announces Members of the Inaugural Education Advisory Group
The Education Advisory Group (EAG), a new volunteer group that will help MSA provide year-round education to cultural commerce professionals, has now been established. We are pleased to announce that the following MSA members and affiliates will serve on this inaugural group from June 1, 2013, until the end of 2014: Andrew Andoniadis of Andoniadis Retail Services, Portland, Ore.; Becky Bonham of the Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, Ind.; Colleen Brainerd of the Dallas Symphony Association, Dallas, Texas; Chris Michel of The National World War II Museum, New Orleans, La.; Kimberlee Riley of the Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, Fla.; and Julie Steiner of The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia, Pa.
View Highlights From the 2013 MSA Conference & Expo!
Thanks to all the Conference attendees, Expo exhibitors, Members Market participants, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2013 MSA Retail Conference & Expo a great event! Here's a run-down of everything that took place this year. View the highlights.
Newly Elected Chapter Secretaries
Congratulations to the new Chapter Secretaries for 2013–2014. These individuals will serve three-year terms and begin office starting with the 2013 MSA Conference & Expo in Los Angeles! View the list.
Call for Education: MSA Accepting Programming Ideas Year-Round
Do you have a great idea for an MSA Conference session or webinar for the cultural commerce community? Do you have a recommendation for a speaker you recently saw at another conference? Do you want to start a thought-provoking discussion on MSA's blog? Tell us your ideas! MSA is always looking for submissions for quality educational programming specific to the cultural commerce industry. Educational strategies may include webinars, sessions at the annual conference, publications, blog or magazine articles, or other educational programming. Submit your idea today.
Get to Know Your New Executive Director!
We sat down with MSA Executive Director Jama Rice and asked her a few questions about herself. Find out more about her background and interests — and discover what sport she was once a "successful amateur competitor" in! Read more.
New Executive Director Announcement: Welcome Jama Rice!
MSA is pleased to announce that Jama Rice has taken the position of executive director for the Association. With her many years of experience in consumer marketing and association management, Jama has developed a passion for looking at the world through the eyes of members. Read more.
2013 MSA Board Election Results
MSA is pleased to announce the election results for its 2013 Board of Directors. Gloria Stern of Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota Historical Society in Two Harbors, Minn., will take over the office of Treasurer. Michael Higdon of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and Mark Wiggins of the Employee Activity Association/CIA Museum Store, Washington, D.C., will both join the board as new Directors at Large. In addition, David Duddy of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass., has been appointed to the position of Second Vice President. All four will take office at the 2013 MSA Retail Conference & Expo in Los Angeles this April. Congratulations!
Save the Date for Houston in 2014!
Mark your calendars now and save the date for the 2014 MSA Conference & Expo! MSA is pleased to announce that the 59th Conference & Expo will take place in Houston, April 12–14, 2014. Read more!