Greetings from the SBEA Director

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Geana W. Mitchell

SBEA Director to NBEA Board – October 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The National Business Education Association will hold the Annual Convention at the Boston Marriott Copley, Boston, Massachusetts, from April 7-11, 2020. As always, the NBEA Convention will be very informative with numerous interest and technology session offerings to enhance your professional development. This stellar location, in the heart of Boston, offers superb shopping, dining, and cultural outings. Pre- and post-convention tours will also be offered. I look forward to seeing everyone in Boston!

Membership Recruitment and Retention continues to be a BIG focus. In addition to the Executive Board Renewal Campaign, each Director was given a state to contact 50 new potential NBEA members. I have been working diligently to recruit new NBEA members from my state and region. It is very  important that each of us contact as many people as possible from our state and region to join our professional organization. I CHALLENGE EACH MEMBER TO RECRUIT ONE MEMBER. Tell your colleagues what they are missing if they are not a member of NBEA!

I continue to be enthusiastic to represent the Southern Region as SBEA Director to the NBEA Board. Our members are the lifeblood of these professional organizations. I hope as SBEA/NBEA members you will take advantage of all the opportunities your professional organizations have to offer. It is important for each of us to develop professionally by exploring the latest technology workshops, newest teaching strategies, changing market trends, and legislative issues. Becoming active in SBEA/NBEA will help you achieve these goals.