Message from the Executive Director February 2024

As we set the parking brake on a record-breaking event this last week in Palm Springs, I want to use this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who have been working throughout the year to deliver our highest-attended Industry Expo and Winter Warm-Up.

Rather than provide a recap from my own experience, I'll encourage those who could not attend to connect with someone who did to get their perspective; I'm sure you won't be disappointed. 

While the reviews speak for themselves, I cannot over emphasize enough my humble thanks and appreciation to the committee chairs, volunteers, and operation support teams; Dominic Chevalier, Alyssa Ciardiello, Devin Fry, Braeden Johnson, Dillon Kalla, Eric Mann, Steve Shanks, Daniel Silvia, Jacobi Wright, and the many operation volunteers. One of the very first meetings I had as new Executive Director was to discuss planning for the upcoming PSP event. Ever since, it has never ceased to amazed me the level of professionalism they each commit to their respective roles. As a career corporate guy, I would not have been able to fairly compensate the level commitment and generosity that would commensurate the amount of time and energy each have individually invested. 

Every NGPA member, regardless of whether or not they were in attendance, join me in congratulating these volunteers on a phenomenal Industry Expo & Winter Warm-Up