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Call to Order

  • This meeting was called to order on February 18, 2024, at 8:05 PM (EST) by Phil Peterson.
  • In Attendance: Phil Peterson, John Noack, Mike Oberholtzer, Jessica Ivancso, John Figueroa, David Knight, Eugenie Taylor Ray, Ro Annis, Phil Perry, and Scott Hackney

Agenda – Topics for Discussion

  • Old Business - Action Item (AI) Updates
  • New Business - Voting
  • ...

Fellow IPMS Members, 

Happy Presidents' Day! We are all looking forward to a new year for IPMS/USA including the much-anticipated National Convention in Madison Wisconsin July 17-20. 2023 was a challenging year for IPMS/USA for a variety of reasons. But it was also a year of some significant accomplishments. Here are some things we did as a society that we can all be proud of.

  • We have initiated the first ever IPMS/USA scholarship program, thanks to the generosity of the Forehand family. The Ralph Forehand Scholarship will award up to two $500 education scholarships per year to IPMS/USA members or their children. The first scholarships will be awarded this Spring. Please visit ...

One of IPMS/USA's goals in the next 6-12 months is to build more awareness of our society through the use of social media platforms. While we already have an active Facebook presence, the obvious first addition is YouTube. And the perfect entry into video content is to build awareness of the efforts of our IPMS/USA Reviewer Corps.

The IPMS Reviewers Corps' program was created back in the 90s.  Reviews were originally printed in the IPMS Journal and every 2 months IPMS/USA would mail a bunch of hard copies of the magazine to our industry supporters.  When the IPMS/USA website came on line, we started a Reviews site.  Now, we're entering a new media stream thanks to the efforts...


Fellow IPMS members:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Ivancso to fill the position of Secretary on the IPMS/USA Executive Board. Jessica brings her skills in meeting management, event planning, and effective communications to the position. She has previously held volunteer positions with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) at all levels and roles,including Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President.

Jessica brings 25+ years of professional experience in the technology field. She’s been involved with IPMS since 2004, when she attended her first IPMS Chapter event, and regularly attends local events with her husband. She supports her Region 1 Chapter by managing Facebook content and curating online resources,...


Fellow IPMS Members:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Hackney to fill the role of 2nd Vice President, IPMS/USA. ;Scott brings years of experience running National Conventions to the position, having chaired three successful Omaha Nationals. Scott is a 40+ year member of IPMS and served in the USAF as a Tactical Coordinator/ Electronic Warfare Officer on RC-135s with over 5,000 flying hours and 450+ operational reconnaissance missions. Please join me in welcoming Scott to the 2VP role.

Phil Peterson
President, IPMS/USA