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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 15:25

Committees and Administration

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The committees serve to support the mission of the NPCAI.  If you wish to help we would love to have your input and support!!


Advertising/Sponsorship Committee – Chair: Kenda Daria

Responsible for overseeing any advertising and sponsorship activities for the association. This committee’s main goal for 2013 is to develop a comprehensive advertising and sponsorship program.


Communications Committee – Chair:

Responsible for overseeing all communications‐related activities for the association. This committee’s main goals for 2013 include: develop and update NPCAI marketing materials; produce, enhance and distribute the quarterly newsletter, The Playground Insider; distribute monthly e‐blasts to members promoting NPCAI and other items of interest; utilize and promote Facebook and LinkedIn pages; promote current benefits available to members and potential members; and enhance the NPCAI website, including the addition of e-commerce tools to allow for online payments.


Education Committee – Co‐Chair: David Dayton; Co‐Chair: Scot Givens

Responsible for overseeing all educational opportunities for the association – not including the Playground Construction School. This committee’s main goals for 2013 include: develop a curriculum/program to promote NPCAI contractors/installers for presentations at state conferences; draft specifications for architects; create 5 non‐playground related documents regarding logistics in installation; and develop one educational webinar to offer to NPCAI members.


Membership Committee – Chair: Jamie Snyder

Responsible for overseeing all membership‐related activities of the association. This committee’s main goals for 2013 include: add 3‐5 new member benefits to encompass all stakeholders; create an online member survey; increase membership to 300 with 25 being manufacturer members, retain 85% of all current members; and review and revise membership categories to encompass all stakeholders.


RISC Committee – Chair: Marylou Iverson

Responsible for overseeing all activities related to NPCAI’s Recreation Installation Specialist Course and Certification. This committee’s main goals for 2013 include: develop/create one new chapter for the RISC curriculum; offer RISC through two manufacturers; train two new instructors for RISC; and offer two RISC opportunities.



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2207 Forest Hills Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17112





Denise R. Calabrese, CAE, Executive Director



Angela Burkett, Membership Director



Kelly Clark, Education Coordinator



Amy Bobb, Newsletter Editor



Jennifer Swartz, Finance Director



Leona Wagner, Membership, Finance & Events Coordinator



Michelle Keyser, Director of Communications


Nikki Rita, Communications Associate