Bewitched and Bedazzled by Maria!
By Melody Highman,
VP of Communications
Our National 2015 NKBA President, Maria Stapperfenne, CKD and CBD, bewitched and bedazzled our Chapter Officers with an afternoon of training on "Train the Trainer!" prior to our May Chapter Meeting. Animated and larger than life, Maria helped us to better understand and develop our EXCO roles and learn more about what National has been up to!
Later that evening Maria worked her magic at our Chapter Meeting, sharing critical bits of info from National which you will find throughout this newsletter. One of the changes shared by Maria is a culture shift at National to be more responsive, streamlining the organization and consolidating National positions, decreasing the headcount by about 50%.
Maria has been designing for over 23 years now! After a career start as a school teacher, and working a summer at a lumber company, Maria decided to get into the K & B industry. And the rest is history! Oh, and she can sing too! Wow!