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NSA-Arizona Board of Directors 2018–2020 Slate of Candidates

The slate of nominees for the 2018–2020 NSA-Arizona Board of Directors has been selected by the 2018 Nomination Committee (Larry Emmott, chair) for their experience, proven track record, and for their contributions to the chapter. Please review the vision statements from all four candidates before completing your ballot.

Stephanie Angelo

Stephanie Angelo, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Mastermind group leader for enterprising people in a range of businesses from marketers to designers, financial planners, recruiting firms and physicians. By taking the “silo out of solo” she helps entrepreneurs and solopreneurs grow and build their own enterprises.

She has a unique talent for connecting people and creating collaborative relationships that result in measurable growth. She’s sought out for mastermind group membership so people, and their business, can benefit from her skills.

Stephanie first joined NSA in 2003 and earned professional status in 2004. In the years since then, NSA has gradually moved from primarily keynoters and realigned to include many forms of speaking and training. It’s Stephanie’s goal to help ensure all aspects of the speaking profession are included. It’s important to her that the needs of the mid-career speaker are addressed as much as the newer speaker and the seasoned speaker—and no one is “lost in the shuffle.”

Stephanie was a member of the editorial committee for Speaker Magazine from 2010–2011 and had a monthly article interviewing speakers about life-changing moments. She served on the NSA-Arizona Board from 2006–2008 as Programs Chair and is enthusiastic about serving the chapter Board again.

Belinda Goodrich

Globally recognized as a project management expert, Belinda Goodrich is the founder and CEO of The Goodrich Institute and PM Learning Solutions. PM Learning Solutions is focused on delivering world-class project management exam preparation programs and materials. Under The Goodrich Institute, Belinda serves as a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies with a focus on improving the project management processes and practices in order to drive accelerated strategic business growth and reduced corporate expense. After over 20 years of corporate project management and executive leadership experience, Belinda “retired” to serve the project management community. The first woman in the world to achieve five of the PMI credentials, Belinda now holds the following: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-SP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-RMP®, PgMP®. In addition, Belinda is a Certified Scrum Master. With a focus on industrial and organizational psychology, Belinda is fascinated with the mind, emotions, and behaviors of project managers and stakeholders and she leverages that fascination to bring practical application to project management techniques. The author of multiple books and courseware on project management and PMI exam topics, Belinda is an in-demand facilitator, speaker, and consultant. As an instructor, Belinda has helped thousands of project managers achieve their project management credentials. Her passion is creating the connection between theoretical project management concepts and real-world business needs through energetic and engaging sessions.

Belinda joined NSA in 2016 and is currently pursuing her CSP in 2018. She credits NSA with giving her “her voice” in the speaking profession and honing in on her expertise and skill set. Being a product of NSA, Belinda wants to pay-it-forward to other speakers in the community. She believes that NSA-Arizona is built on creative, compassionate, and talented professionals that can grow the profession and the chapter. With a strong financial background, Belinda seeks to fulfill the role of treasurer for the chapter, not only bringing a consistent fiscal and reporting approach, but also working collaboratively with the Board to grow the revenue by adding value to the members.

Roger Rickard

Roger is the guy organizations call when they want to ensure that their advocates are educated, engaged and actively supporting their mission. He is Founder of Voices in Advocacy® and Author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates.

Roger has served in numerous industry associations’ leadership roles, is a recipient of several international industry awards, and is a member of Meeting Professional International’s prestigious “Community of Honoree’s.” Successful Meetings Magazine named Roger one of the "Six People Worth Watching." Meetings Focus Magazine named him to their inaugural list of Meetings Trendsetters.

Roger has been speaking professionally since the mid-1990s, joining NSA in 2009 as a professional member.

Why I support our NSA chapter? I believe in advocacy—in this case advocating the values of the professional speaking profession and our precious community. As members of NSA, we have a core belief in giving back to our community. It is important to the vitality of our chapter that we listen to and understand the needs of our members, then do all we can to provide the necessary vehicles that drive development of both platform skills and successful business operations. If selected it would be my pleasure to serve my community.

Dan Shinder

I am honored to have been asked to be a candidate for the NSA-Arizona Chapter Board of Directors. When I was brought as a guest to the November 2016 meeting, I saw the value immediately. I joined in time to attend the holiday party the following month to get to know the members, and I am not a “joiner.” Being part of this association has been an enriching and transformative experience. I have since become a member of the marketing committee and subsequently for the last 11 months, the marketing committee chair. In February I donated my time to host a fundraising event for the chapter. My previous board experience goes back to when I had a cooking show on television based out of CAPS TV6 in Ventura, California. As a member of the NSA-Arizona Chapter Board of Directors, I intend to help make the right decisions and take action collectively that will strengthen our chapter fiscally, as well as increase membership.

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