Leadership

The Education Market Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of member company and member individual 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

Executive Committee

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

Chair
Lee Stapp
OfficeScapes

Chair-Elect
James D. Johnson, II
CPJ2 LLC

First Vice Chair
Mark Hubbard
Paragon Furniture, Inc.

Secretary
Darlene Akers
Akers Business Solutions

Treasurer
John Gardner
Palmer Hamilton, LLC

Past Chair
Angela Nelson
Stages Learning Materials

Director at-Large
Steven M. Shiver, FAIA, LEED AP
NAC Architecture

Staff Liaison
Jim McGarry
Education Market Association

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.


Chair
Lee Stapp
OfficeScapes

Chair-Elect
James D. Johnson, II
CPJ2 LLC

First Vice Chair
Mark Hubbard
Paragon Furniture, Inc.

Secretary
Darlene Akers
Akers Business Solutions

Treasurer
John Gardner
Palmer Hamilton, LLC

Past Chair
Angela Nelson
Stages Learning Materials

Director at-Large
Kathy Hurley
Kathy Hurley, LLC

Director at-Large
Mark C. Lewis
UnitedForGrowth LLC

Director at-Large
Kevin Mulligan
OnPoint Learning Environments

Director at-Large
Steven M. Shiver, FAIA, LEED AP
NAC Architecture

Director At-Large
Rachel Wisnefski
The Amos Group parent Company of SchoolBondFinder & SchoolNetwork

Director-at-Large
Thomas A. Eyeington
Socorro Independent School District

Director-at-Large
Jennifer Gilreath
Charter Schools USA

Distribution Council Seat
Eileen Reynolds
Frank Cooney Co., Inc.

Equipment Manufacturers Council Seat
Jeff A. Schreiner
JASchreiner, Inc.

Legislative Committee Seat
Bill Singhaus
Marsh Industries, Inc.

Retail Council Seat
Macey Young
Educate & Celebrate

Supplier Council Seat
Steve Boyea
Dixon Ticonderoga Company

Staff Liaison
Jim McGarry
Education Market Association

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.

  • Chair
    Eileen Reynolds

    Frank Cooney Co., Inc.

  • Vice Chair
    Brian Basanda

    Brezach Solutions Inc.


  • Rhonda Ellington

    Lone Star Furnishings, LLC


  • Duane H. Frager

    UnitedForGrowth LLC


  • Joe Ingolia

    Frank Cooney Co., Inc.


  • Mark C. Lewis

    UnitedForGrowth LLC


  • Sylvia Myers

    Schoolhouse Products, Inc.


  • Erin Quaratino

    Staples


  • Mary Sauvageau

    Red Thread


  • Dainen Tolman

    Business Furniture LLC

  • Staff Liaison
    Karen Prince

    Education Market Association


Equipment Manufacturers Council

Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the equipment member.
  • Chair
    Jeff A. Schreiner

    JASchreiner, Inc.

  • Vice Chair
    Jolene Levin

    NorvaNivel


  • Chris Courtnell

    CERTWOOD Ltd


  • Murray Hudson

    Gratnells Ltd.


  • Cristel Hutchinson

    Haskell Education


  • Giovanna Ippolito

    Global Furniture Group


  • Rick Parker

    Artcobell


  • Brad Snoke

    Scholar Craft Products, Inc.


  • Terry Sullivan

    Fleetwood


  • Brian Vaillancourt

    Whitney Brothers

  • Staff
    Jim McGarry

    Education Market Association



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.

  • Laurie Uherek

    Pedagogy Furniture LLC


  • Tom A. Brennan

    School Outfitters


  • Greg Moore

    MooreCo Inc. and Vanerum North America

  • Staff Liaison
    Jim McGarry

    Education Market Association



Finance & Audit Committee

Submits the budget for Executive Committee approval and monitors EDmarket’s investment strategies.
  • Treasurer
    John Gardner

    Palmer Hamilton, LLC

  • Chair
    Lee Stapp

    OfficeScapes

  • Chair-Elect
    James D. Johnson, II

    CPJ2 LLC

  • Past Chair
    Angela Nelson

    Stages Learning Materials

  • Staff Liaison
    Jim McGarry

    Education Market Association



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.
  • Chair
    Bill Singhaus

    Marsh Industries, Inc.


  • Cindy Bowers

    Stages Learning Materials


  • Angela Nelson

    Stages Learning Materials


  • Shawn Nichols

    MooreCo Inc. and Vanerum North America


  • Laurie Uherek

    Pedagogy Furniture LLC

  • Staff Liaison
    Adrienne Dayton

    Education Market Association


Nominating Committee

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

  • Chair
    Greg Moore

    MooreCo Inc. and Vanerum North America


  • Darlene Akers

    Akers Business Solutions


  • John Gardner

    Palmer Hamilton, LLC


  • Mark Hubbard

    Paragon Furniture, Inc.


  • James D. Johnson, II

    CPJ2 LLC


  • Angela Nelson

    Stages Learning Materials


  • Eileen Reynolds

    Frank Cooney Co., Inc.


  • Jeff A. Schreiner

    JASchreiner, Inc.


  • Bill Singhaus

    Marsh Industries, Inc.


  • Lee Stapp

    OfficeScapes


  • Macey Young

    Educate & Celebrate

  • Staff Liaison
    Karen Prince

    Education Market Association


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