Councillor for Conventions


Michael Velting, DMA
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615-400-1045 (cell)

The Councillor for Conventions coordinates the work of the Guild in the area of Conventions and monitors all convention planning that is currently in process; Regional Conventions for 2015 and 2017 as well as National Conventions for 2016 and 2018. He is the Director of the Committee for Conventions, comprising former Regional and National Convention coordinators, whose task it is to oversee and approve planning, programming, and budgeting of all Regional and National Conventions of the Guild. The Committee also calls for and reviews bids from Chapters interested in hosting conventions, and ultimately makes recommendations to the National Council for their approval of locations for upcoming conventions.

Committee for Conventions

Ray Cornils, MM (2)
John S. Dixon, MA, MBA (3)
Rhonda Furr, DMA (1)
William E. Gray, Jr., MM (3)
Michael Heap, MS (2)
Jason Charneski, MM (1)
Carolyn Craig (Representative of the Youth Task Force)