04/18/2014 – President’s Column

Dear Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. Members:

Have you noticed something new on the President’s message page? The gavel from past president Pat Taylor has officially been passed over to me. I am honored to be given such a prestigious position within our organization. I look forward to serving and leading you as we move forward into one of the most pivotal times in our history.

What better way to get started than on the heels of one of the most engaging and exciting programs in recent memory. The “Millennials: Engaging the ME Generation ” was educational and eye-opening as our members were treated to two days of topics ranging from hiring, coaching, developing, and motivating one of the most tech savvy generations of our time. We were fortunate to have a panel of bright millennials who participated in a question and answer session that was so informative that it went over the allotted time.

Everyone commented on how much they gleaned from this conference, especially the idea exchange where several papers took away revenue generating ideas that could be implemented immediately.

This brings me to my next point – growing our membership. Organizations like ours depend on its membership in order to provide top-notch programs, solid ideas that generate an ROI, and an award-winning tearsheet contest that showcases the abundance of talent within our industry.

Over the next several months your board members will be reaching out to current, past, and non-members. They will share the value of our organization and encourage advertising managers to join us at our annual Sales Management Conference in Savannah GA, March 4th-7th 2015.

On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic N.A.M.E. board, we welcome your input, know that we have a lot of work to do, and appreciate any support that you can give.

As you get to know me during my term, you can count on me to be slightly OCD, creative, calm, and fun to be around as we proceed into 2015!

President – Leslie Kahana
Advertising Director
Times Free Press
400 East 11th Street
Chattanooga TN 37403
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Fax: 423-757-6337
Email: lkahana@timesfreepress.com

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
― Woodrow Wilson