ISD's elected Associate Board member provides an important linkage between ISD's Associate members and the Board of Directors and focuses on establishing open communication lines between members, and coordinates the assignments of exhibit booths at the annual ISD Supplier Showcase exhibit program.
The Communications Committee works to identify preferred communication vehicles for members, identify technological options and communications capabilities available to the Association, and oversees messaging for consistency and appropriateness.
Committee members: Randy Smith, Bridget Hanson, Scott Walrath, Mechell Pruitt,Clyde Sharpe, and Chris Reed
The Executive Committee, chaired by association president and including the officers and staff director, acts on behalf of the full Board of Directors between normally scheduled Board meetings. Under the leadership of the immediate past president, the committee oversees the annual nomination and election process, guided by Board approved procedures, to recruit eligible members to serve on the Board of Directors. The committee also manages the annual operating budget and the association’s investment portfolio and produces monthly and quarterly finance reports and the annual audit.
Committee members: Don Grawe, Clyde Sharpe, Vince Underwood, and John Kates.
The Membership Development Committee reviews all applications for membership, assisted by a two-person review panel and region captains covering the entire US and Canada. The committee conducts an annual recruitment campaign and advises the Board on matters of membership policy and procedure.
In addition, the Membership Committee oversees the development and delivery of a variety of member resources, including the Certified Fluid Sealing Professional (CFSP) Program, the CEO Forum program, the Emerging Leader's Initiative (ELI), and a variety of educational member services provided through the association's InfoCenter, on display at the Annual Meeting. With the support of its vendor partners, ISD provides members with a competitive edge.
Through its support of collaborative efforts, including the Association Education Alliance and the University of Innovative Distribution, ISD is able to offer valuable training opportunities and access to important information and services.
Committee members: Mike Drotos, Bob Pater, Mechell Pruitt, Von Hufnagle, Dave Antoline, John Moncrieff, and John Kates. Gallagher
ISD's Technical Committee oversees and supports key association programs that leverage Distributor-Associate teaming to enable technical education for the membership, identifying areas where technical education, insights, etc. from our Associates would have the most impact and value for the membership. Deliverables include the Sealing Your Success e-Seminar series, technical sessions for the Spring Technical Event, any technical content at the Summit, and the CFSP program.
Committee members: Steve Daniele, Don Bybee, Clyde Sharpe, Derek Boone, Von Huffnagle, Brian DeSpain, and Terry Roberts.