SMA Committee Summary

Executive Committee

Led by Board President and consists of President, Past President, Vice President, and Treasurer

  • Reviews and advises on association financials
  • Reviews and refers legal issues
  • Primary advisory role with staff
  • Represents SMA within and outside of industry

Seminar Committee

Led by Seminar Chair and Vice Chair and consists of appointed members

  • Site selection
  • Reviews member survey and meeting evaluation results to compile list of general session and breakout topics for Seminar
  • Coordinates feedback from Board to prioritize topics and find speakers
  • Communicates directly with speakers to develop topics

Corporate Committee

Led by Corporate Director and consists of appointed sponsor members

  • Reviews and researches new sponsor applications and recommends action to Membership Committee
  • Reviews and revises sponsor categories
  • Liaison between the Board and sponsor membership
  • Offers input to Board on corporate sponsor/member initiatives
  • Coordinates sponsor involvement in Seminar

Operations Committee

Led by Board Member appointed by President and consists of Regular manager members

  • Reviews potential member benefits
  • Leads sustainability initiatives
  • Recommends new benefits
  • Leads new initiatives and directs member volunteers with the goal of developing future leaders
  • Reviews and advises on webinar sessions
  • Investigates and suggests Seminar sessions

Membership Committee

Led by Vice President and consists of volunteers from every membership category

  • Solicits new members
  • Reviews and recommends new members to Board
  • Reviews and provides updates on potential member list

Past President's Council

Led by Immediate Past President and consists of current member past presidents of association

  • Advisory role as requested by Board
  • Nominates and elects Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recommends Board of Directors and Advisors nominations
  • Recommends Board action on nominations
  • Members of committee are recommended by Board President

Industry Council

Led by Seminar Chair and consists of league and industry officials and their representatives

  • Offers league updates at Annual Seminar
  • Acts as league contact point for members
  • Advisory role as requested by Board

SMA Foundation

Liaison to SMA Board - College Director and consists of members in every membership category

  • Solicits and administers foundation donations
  • Administers investment fund
  • Plans and executes student focused sessions at Seminar

SMA Foundation Scholarship Committee

Liaison to SMA Board - College Director and consists of members in every membership category

  • Solicits applications for yearly scholarship(s)
  • Determines criteria for scholarship eligibility
  • Chooses scholarship winners

Alumni Committee

Led by Advisory Member appointed by President and consists of former board members

  • Act as member mentors and serve as institutional memory
  • Advisory role as requested by Board

Women in Leadership Committee

Led by Advisory Member appointed by Board and consists of volunteer members

  • Acts as mentor to new members
  • Arranges and promotes Seminar session
  • Coordinates networking opportunities at Seminar
  • Offers input to Board on member initiatives