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WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2005) – The National Glass Association (NGA) welcomed administrators from six of its affiliated state chapters to its offices on June 16, 2005 for the first-ever Chapter Administrator's Day. In attendance were Betty Farthing, North Carolina Glass Association; Paul Hanscom, Minnesota Glass Association; R. Bruce Kershner, Southeast Glass Association; Virginia Lee, Texas Glass Association; Cindy Schnetzler, Michigan Glass Association; and Ryan Schulze, Wisconsin Glass Association.
Chapter Administrator's Day was created to allow chapter administrators to meet NGA staff, and each other, for a day of networking and exchanging ideas. After a welcome introduction from NGA's President & CEO, Philip J. James, the chapter administrators met with each of NGA's department heads to get a better understanding of NGA's programs, products and services and for NGA to get a better understanding of the chapters' needs.
Chapter Administrator's Day 2005. From left to right, back row : Ryan Schulze, Wisconsin Glass Association; Phil James, NGA; Paul Hanscom, Minnesota Glass Association; front row: Virginia Lee, Texas Glass Association; Betty Farthing, North Carolina Glass Association; Cindy
Schnetzler, Michigan Glass Association; R. Bruce Kershner, Southeast Glass Association.
The first meeting was a resounding success resulting in many new ideas and connections. The next Chapter Administrator's Day will be held in Spring 2007.
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the entire flat glass industry. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education, and training and serves the industry with the leading trade publications-Glass Magazine®, Window & Door®, and AutoGlass™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: www.glass.org, www.GlassBuildAmerica.com, www.GlassMagazine.net, www.AutoGlassmagazine.net, www.WindowandDoor.net, and www.myautoglass.org. NGA also hosts the industry's premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Conference & EXPO.