Leadership

The Education Market Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of member company employees within the educational industry who volunteer their time to guide the future of the Association.

 EDmarket Bylaws

The Education Market Association’s Leadership Structure

  • Executive Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Councils
  • Committees

Elected Leadership Officials

EDmarket members play an important role in choosing the future leaders of our Association. To become an EDmarket volunteer leader, you may nominate yourself or have another EDmarket member do so for you. Please note that your company’s membership must be in good standing with the association.

How to Apply

  1. Submit the Leadership Nomination Ballot Form (2018 Ballot with be available Summer 2017)
  2. A brief statement outlining their qualifications and also indicating three measurable goals or changes they would like to see implemented by EDmarket.
  3. If you’re nominating someone else, please check with the individual first to be sure he or she is willing and able to serve.

How the Leadership Nomination Works

Each nominated member is given thoughtful consideration. Even if you have not served previously, your fresh perspective is valued. New ideas and approaches help maintain leadership balance as well as providing unique options for highly qualified candidates to contribute. Those who may not be selected for this term will be considered for future terms, as staff maintains and coordinates with current leadership, all contact and background information for each candidate.

The new slate of nominees will be presented on a ballot at the EDmarket Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation in-conjunction at the next EDexpo. Voting is conducted by ballot, unless the process is suspended by unanimous vote of those present, in which case a voice vote is taken. Nominations may also be made from the floor at that time.
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Executive Committee

Decides on Association policies and give final approval for all recommendations from EDmarket leadership groups.
Executive Committee Member Login

Chair
Tom A. Brennan
School Outfitters
Chairman-Elect
Greg Moore
MooreCo Inc.
First Vice Chair
Angela Nelson
Stages Learning Materials
Second Vice Chair
Lee Stapp
OfficeScapes
Treasurer
Jim Connelly
Creative Teaching Press
Secretary
John MacGregor
The Education Station, Inc.

Kevin M. Casey
Essential Learning Products

James Johnson
Virco, Inc.

Michelle Johnson
Loudoun Learning, Inc.

Laurie Uherek
Educate & Celebrate, Inc.

Karen Volner
Staples Business Advantage

Board of Directors

The mission of the Board of Directors is to oversee the programs and activities of all EDmarket committees and councils and make recommendations to the Executive Committee for future guidance to committee and council activities. They shall keep a close watch on new trends and developments which may affect our industry and make suitable recommendations to the Executive Committee for future action.

Equipment Sector

Board Member Login  for members in the Equipment Sector


Chair
Tom A. Brennan
School Outfitters


Bill Latham
MeTEOR Education


Greg Moore
MooreCo Inc.


Julie Ryno
Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc.


Mike Sawyer
Nu-Idea School Supply Co.


Lee Stapp
OfficeScapes

Distribution Council Seat
Karen Volner
Staples Business Advantage

EDspaces Planning Committee Seat
TBA


IMR Committee Seat
Daniel Glass
Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

Supplier-at-Large (EDspaces Sector)
James Johnson
Virco, Inc.

Retail/Supply Sector

Board Member Login  for members in the Retail/Supply Sector

Chair
Angela Nelson
Stages Learning Materials

Jim Connelly
Creative Teaching Press

John MacGregor
The Education Station, Inc.

Laurie Uherek
Educate & Celebrate, Inc.
EDexpo Planning Committee Seat
TBA
IMR Committee Seat
James McChesney
The McChesney Group LLC
Retail Store Council Seat
Michelle Johnson
Loudoun Learning, Inc.
Supplier-at-Large
Philip Cohen
Flipside Products
Suppliers Council Seat
Kevin M. Casey
Essential Learning Products

Councils

The mission of the Education Market Association Councils is to:

  • Generate ideas for possible implementation
  • Contribute content to information-based products and services
  • Analyze problems and propose solutions
  • Oversee program effectiveness to evaluate and sustain quality
  • Develop new products and services
  • Mentor new members and new tradeshow attendees
  • Share your view on issues affecting the industry

Distribution Council

Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the full-line distributor. Distribution Council Login


  • Chair
    Karen Volner

    Staples Business Advantage

  • Vice-Chair
    Eileen Reynolds

    Frank Cooney Co., Inc.


  • Kenneth Bogart

    Health & Educational Equipment Corp.


  • Brad Jones

    Lone Star Furnishings, LLC


  • Rachel Lehmann

    DEMCO, Inc.


  • Mark C. Lewis

    Shiffler Equipment Sales Inc.


  • Jordan Lockhart

    MeTEOR Education


  • Hart Sernick

    Schoolhouse Products, Inc.


  • Brad Snoke

    School Outfitters


  • Melissa Williams

    Arizona Furnishings


Equipment Manufacturers Council

Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the equipment member. Equipment Manufacturers Council Login

  • Chair
    TBA


  • Darlene Akers

    Akers Business Solutions


  • Lori M. Donohue

    ECR4Kids


  • Mark Hubbard

    Paragon Furniture, L.P.


  • James Johnson

    Virco, Inc.


  • Tracy Johnson

    Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc.


  • Rich Maas

    Screenflex Portable Partitions, Inc.


  • Sharad Mathur

    The HON Company


  • Duane Puckett

    Flagship Carpets


  • Steve Samikkannu

    AmTab Manufacturing Corporation


  • Jake Seaver

    Mediatechnologies


  • Scott Smith

    Virco, Inc.


  • Brian Vaillancourt

    Whitney Brothers


  • Isaac Wagner

    Academia Furniture Industries


Retail Council

Develops programs and projects to address the needs of EDmarket members with retail stores.
Retail Council Login

  • Chair
    Michelle Johnson

    Loudoun Learning, Inc.


  • Susan Degard

    Sharp School Services, Inc.


  • Tim Firnberg

    School Aids


  • Bobbie D. Lee

    AGC Teacher Supply Store/Training Center, LLC.


  • Dan Lowmiller

    Everything Education


  • John MacGregor

    The Education Station, Inc.


  • Edward Vogel

    GA School Supply


  • Kindle Kay Willis

    The Neighborhood Tutor


  • Jen Zimmermann

    Launching Success Learning Store


Supply Council

Acts as a voice for member suppliers, provides the show planning committees with ideas and input, and identifies and promotes member services for the supplier segment of the membership.
Supply Council Login


  • Kevin M. Casey

    Essential Learning Products


  • Candace Coffman

    American Educational Products, LLC


  • Philip Cohen

    Flipside Products


  • David Fierman

    Creative Teaching Press


  • Bob Hall

    Insight Toys (Formerly WITS Games)


  • Iris Villegas

    Roylco, Inc.


Committees

The mission of the Education Market Association Committees is to:

  • Generate ideas for possible implementation
  • Contribute content to information-based products and services
  • Analyze problems and propose solutions
  • Oversee program effectiveness to evaluate and sustain quality
  • Develop new products and services
  • Mentor new members and new tradeshow attendees
  • Share your view on issues affecting the industry

Chairman’s Advisory Committee

Advises Chair and selects the JLS Scholarship winners.
Chairman’s Advisory Committee Login

  • Chair
    Tom Green

    Green Group Enterprises, LLC dba: Harrison and Company


  • Doug Jehle

    Teacher Direct


  • Laurie Uherek

    Educate & Celebrate, Inc.


Finance & Audit Committee

Submits the budget for Executive Committee approval and monitors EDmarket’s investment strategies.
Finance & Audit Committee Login

  • Chair
    Jim Connelly

    Creative Teaching Press


  • Greg Moore

    MooreCo Inc.


  • Angela Nelson

    Stages Learning Materials


Independent Manufacturers Representatives (IMR) Committee

Provides programs and services that enhance the effectiveness, profitability, and professional image of independent reps.
IMR Committee Login

  • Co-Chair
    Daniel Glass

    Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

  • Co-Chair
    James McChesney

    The McChesney Group LLC

  • Equipment Manufacturers Council
    Darlene Akers

    Akers Business Solutions

  • EDspaces Committee Seat
    John Warner

    Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

  • EDexpo Planning Committee Seat
    Cameron Logan

    Cameron Marketing Services, Inc.

  • Supplier Council Seat
    TBA



Legislative Committee

Monitors and communicates to the membership government policies, legislative/regulatory issues, and funding opportunities that impact the education marketplace and tests member desire for advocacy.
Legislative Committee Login

  • Chair
    Ted Firnberg

    School Aids


  • John MacGregor

    The Education Station, Inc.


  • James McChesney

    The McChesney Group LLC


  • Angela Nelson

    Stages Learning Materials


  • Laurie Uherek

    Educate & Celebrate, Inc.


Nominating Committee

Reviews nominations selected by members for EDmarket leadership positions and recommends a slate of nominees.
Nominating Committee Login

  • Chair
    Laurie Uherek

    Educate & Celebrate, Inc.

  • Distribution Council Seat
    Karen Volner

    Staples Business Advantage

  • Distribution Council-at-Large Seat
    TBA

  • Equipment Manufacturers Council-at-Large Seat
    TBA

  • IMR Committee Seat
    Daniel Glass

    Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

  • Retail Council Seat
    Jen Zimmermann

    Launching Success Learning Store

  • Retail Council-at-Large Seat
    Carole Bernstein

    Get Smart

  • Supplier Council-at-Large Seat
    Brad Summersell

    Educators Resource


Event Planning Committees

The mission on the Event Planning Committees is to:

  • Develop the optimal tradeshow format
  • Plan the education component and networking activities
  • Make recommendations on location, dates, fees, etc. to the Executive Committee

EDexpo Planning Committee Login


  • Chair
    TBA

  • IMR Committee Seat
    Cameron Logan

    Cameron Marketing Services, Inc.

  • Retail Council Director-at-Large
    Joann Stockenberg

    The Chalkboard

  • Retail Council Seat
    Tim Firnberg

    School Aids

  • Retail Council Seat
    John MacGregor

    The Education Station, Inc.

  • Supplier-at-Large
    Rebecca Rogers-Kreig

    Eureka School div. Paper Magic Group, Inc.

  • Suppliers Council Seat
    Kevin M. Casey

    Essential Learning Products

EDspaces Planning Committee Login


  • Chair
    TBA

  • Distribution Council Seat
    Eileen Reynolds

    Frank Cooney Co., Inc.

  • Distribution Council Seat
    Karen Volner

    Staples Business Advantage

  • Equipment Manufacturers Council Seat
    TBA

  • IMR Committee Seat
    John Warner

    Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

  • Supplier-at-Large
    Daniel Dale

    Steelcase Education

  • Supplier-at-Large
    Nik Ditzler

    IPI by Bison

  • Supplier-at-Large
    Tom Franta

    Jonti-Craft, Inc.

  • Supplier-at-Large
    Mark Hubbard

    Paragon Furniture, L.P.

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