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.
To obtain full contact information on the Executive Committee, log in here.
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.
Past Chair
Laurie Uherek
Educate & Celebrate, Inc.

Kevin M. Casey
Essential Learning Products

James Johnson
Virco, Inc.

Michelle Johnson
Loudoun Learning, 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

To obtain full contact information for Board Members in the Equipment Sector, log in here.

Chair
Tom A. Brennan
School Outfitters

Chairman-Elect
Greg Moore
MooreCo Inc.

Second Vice Chair
Lee Stapp
OfficeScapes

Dealer-at-Large
Bill Latham
MeTEOR Education

Dealer-at-Large
Mike Sawyer
Nu-Idea School Supply Co.

Distribution Council Seat
Karen Volner
Staples Business Advantage

IMR Seat
Daniel Glass
Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

Supplier at-Large
James Johnson
Virco, Inc.

Supplier-at-Large
Julie Ryno
Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc.

Equipment Manufacturers Council Seat and EDspaces Planning Committee Seat
TBA

Retail/Supply Sector

To obtain full contact information for Board Members in the Retail/Supply Sector, log in here.
First Vice Chair
Angela Nelson
Stages Learning Materials
Treasurer
Jim Connelly
Creative Teaching Press
Secretary
John MacGregor
The Education Station, Inc.
Past Chair
Laurie Uherek
Educate & Celebrate, Inc.
IMR Seat
James McChesney
The McChesney Group LLC
Retail Council Seat
Michelle Johnson
Loudoun Learning, Inc.
Supplier at-Large
Philip Cohen
Flipside Products
Suppliers Council Seat
Kevin M. Casey
Essential Learning Products
Dealer at-Large Seat and EDexpo Planning Committee Seat
TBA

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.
To obtain full contact information on the Distribution Council, log in here.
  • Chair
    Karen Volner

    Staples Business Advantage


  • Kenneth Bogart

    Health & Educational Equipment Corp.


  • Mark Goudy

    Interior Systems, Inc.


  • Brad Jones

    Lone Star Furnishings, LLC


  • Mark C. Lewis

    Shiffler Equipment Sales Inc.


  • Jordan Lockhart

    MeTEOR Education


  • Eileen Reynolds

    Frank Cooney Co., Inc.


  • 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.
To obtain full contact information on the Equipment Manufacturers Council, log in here.
  • Chair
    TBA


  • Lori M. Donohue

    ECR4Kids


  • Mark Hubbard

    Paragon Furniture, L.P.


  • 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


  • Scott Smith

    Virco, Inc.


  • Brian Vaillancourt

    Whitney Brothers


  • Isaac Wagner

    Academia Furniture Industries

  • IMR Seat
    TBA


Retail Council

Develops programs and projects to address the needs of EDmarket members with retail stores.
To obtain full contact information on the Retail Council, log in here.
  • 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.
To obtain full contact information on the Supply Council, log in here.
  • Chair
    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.

  • 3 Supplier Seats
    TBA

  • IMR Seat
    TBA


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.
To obtain full contact information on the Chairman’s Advisory Committee, log in here.
  • Chair
    Doug Jehle

    Teacher Direct

  • Past Chair 2014
    Tom Green

    Green Group Enterprises, LLC dba: Harrison and Company

  • Past Chair 2016
    Laurie Uherek

    Educate & Celebrate, Inc.


Finance & Audit Committee

Submits the budget for Executive Committee approval and monitors EDmarket’s investment strategies.
To obtain full contact information on the Finance & Audit Committee, log in here.
  • Chair
    Jim Connelly

    Creative Teaching Press

  • Chairman-Elect
    Greg Moore

    MooreCo Inc.

  • First Vice Chair
    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.
To obtain full contact information on the IMR Committee Login, log in here.
  • Co-Chair
    Daniel Glass

    Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

  • Co-Chair
    James McChesney

    The McChesney Group LLC

  • EDspaces Committee Seat
    John Warner

    Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

  • EDexpo Planning Committee Seat
    Cameron Logan

    Cameron Marketing Services, Inc.

  • Equipment Manufacturers Council and 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.
To obtain full contact information on the Legislative Committee, log in here.
  • 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.
To obtain full contact information on the Nominating Committee, log in here.

  • Past Chair
    Laurie Uherek

    Educate & Celebrate, Inc.

  • Current Chair
    Tom A. Brennan

    School Outfitters

  • IMR Seat
    Stuart Glass

    Midwest Resource Group, Inc.

  • Retail at-Large Seat
    Carole Bernstein

    Get Smart

  • Retail Council Seat
    Jen Zimmermann

    Launching Success Learning Store

  • Distriubtion Council and Distribution at-Large Seats
    TBA

  • Equipment Manufacturers Council and Equipment Manufacturer at-Large Seats
    TBA


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
To obtain full contact information on the EDexpo Planning Committee, log in here.
  • 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

  • 1 Supplier Council Seat and 3 Manufacturer at-Large Seats
    TBA

To obtain full contact information on the EDspaces Planning Committee, login here.
  • Chair
    TBA

  • Distribution Council Seat
    Eileen Reynolds

    Frank Cooney Co., Inc.

  • Distribution Council Seat
    Karen Volner

    Staples Business Advantage

  • 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.

  • 2 Equipment Manufacturers Council Seats
    TBA

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