IPMA News : April 2008
Members Present: Thomas Bynum, Pam Derkacht, Phil Grigg, Andy Marcelia, Fran Muskopf, Christy Ridout and Allen Schmidt. Phil Coates, CFO and Jim Andersen, the Forum Events Manager, were also present.
Allen Schmidt, IPMA Chair, opened the April 2008 meeting of the IPMA Board of Directors at 7:35 a.m.
Secretary/Treasurer: The minutes from the March 2008 Board meeting were approved.
The Board approved the March 2008 financial status and activities reports.
Business and Finance:
Phil Coates reported that a letter has been sent to the Department of Revenue making a formal request for a “binding determination” on the issue of IPMA being exempt from the Washington B&O tax.
Andy Marcelia reported that a second money market account that is slightly less liquid but a higher yield has been established with Merrill Lynch.
Communications and Marketing:
Web-site redesign project: Fran Muskopf reported that she and Mike McVicker have completed a draft questionnaire that will be used to identify the board’s desires and expectations regarding the IPMA web-site and modifications that are needed.
Forum: Jim Andersen presented the Forum status report.
Professional Development: Thomas Bynum reported that thus far 120 people have registered for the April 22nd event, “Software Development Best Practices: Quality Now!” presented by Jeff Levinson, of Northwest Cadence.
The committee will meet soon with Martin Rodriguez regarding the June 23rd event titled, “The Adaptive Enterprise: Security in a Changing World.”
The August event, “Managing the Service Desk,” is nearly completed ready. The October event, “Best Practices - Green IT,” still has quite a bit of work left to do.
Executive Conference: Phil Grigg recruited board members to meet and help develop the agenda for this year’s Executive Conference. This is the kick-off activity for the development of this year’s program.
CIO Meeting: Allen Schmidt reported that coordination of the CIO segment of the conference will be done in conjunction with the Executive Conference committee activities.
IT Management/LeaderPath: No Report.
Corporate Sponsors Meeting: Thomas Bynum reported that he will arrange a meeting with Mike McVicker, Jim Andersen and himself to begin planning this event.
Next Board Meeting: May 8, 2008
The meeting was adjourned at 8:27 a.m.