by Sarah J.F. Braley | February 11, 2015
The Society of Government Meeting Professionals' new national board of directors for 2015-17 has been named. Current SGMP first vice president Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP, program coordinator/event services specialist for the University of Oklahoma's Center for Public Management, was elected president for the two-year term. Continuing in their current board positions are second vice president James Lynton, CGMP, of Hawthorn Suites in Sacramento, Calif.; treasurer Brett Sterenson, president of the Hotel Lobbyists site-selection firm in Washington, D.C.; and director Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, CGMP, project manager of conferences and meetings at Zero to Three, an association for families with infants and toddlers. Four of the newly elected members are serving for the first time; a complete list follows.

The 2015-17 SGMP national board of directors:
President: Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP)
First vice president: Michelle Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP
Second vice president: James Lynton, CGMP
Secretary: Maurine Hill
Treasurer: Brett Sterenson
Director: Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, CGMP
Director: Kimberly Forte, CGMP
Director: Ann Koralewski, CGMP, CMP
Immediate past president: Rob Coffman, CGMP
Executive director & CEO: Rob Bergeron, CAE, CGMP

SGMP celebrates its 34th anniversary this year and will hold its 33rd National Education Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, April 28-30.