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October 5, 2017

NAMIC chapter leaders took home well-deserved honors during the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference. Their tireless efforts to execute educational programming, recruit and retain members, and generate awareness of the NAMIC brand in their respective markets keep the organization's mission thriving. 

Thank you to INSP for sponsoring the Chapter Awards Presentation! 

Representing INSP as sponsor of the Chapter Awards Presentation, Dale S. Ardizzone, Chief Operating Officer, INSP presented the following chapter awards: 

NAMIC-Tennessee: Highest Rate of Growth, accepted by 
Jill Hollingsworth, Employee Relations Specialist, Scripps Networks Interactive and NAMIC-Tennessee President.
NAMIC-New York: Most Members, accepted by Rahdiah Barnes, Sr. Business Acquisition Manager, XO Communications and NAMIC-New York Vice President.

NAMIC-Philadelphia: Highest Rate of Retention, accepted by Mia Beasley-Bonds, Senior Manager, Comcast and NAMIC-Philadelphia President.

2017 NAMIC Chapter Award Winners:   

Chapter of the Year - Superior Merit -  NAMIC-Denver
Chapter Leadership Team of the Year -  NAMIC-Philadelphia
Event Management -  NAMIC-New England
Membership Growth & Retention -  NAMIC-Denver &  NAMIC-Tennessee
Programming Achievement -  NAMIC-Atlanta &  NAMIC-Carolinas
Fundraising Excellence -  NAMIC-Philadelphia
Marketing Excellence -  NAMIC-New England
Pictured from left to right:

Garth David, Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Charter Communications and  NAMIC-Denver advisor and Judy Brown, Sr. Field Engineering Business Analyst, Charter Communications and NAMIC-Denver Vice President accepting the award for NAMIC-Denver: Chapter of the Year - Superior Merit and Membership Growth and Retention.

Mia Beasley-Bonds, Senior Manager, Comcast and NAMIC-Philadelphia President accepting the award for NAMIC-Philadelphia: Chapter Leadership Team of the Year and Fundraising Excellence.

Kamilah A'Vant, NAMIC-New England President and Trina Baker, HCL Technologies and NAMIC-New England Vice President accepting the award for NAMIC-New England: Event Management and Marketing Excellence.
Pictured from left to right: 

Jill Hollingsworth, Employee Relations Specialist, Scripps Networks Interactive and NAMIC-Tennessee President accepting the award for NAMIC-Tennessee: Membership Growth & Retention.

Alana Moton-Leverette, Marketing Director, Comcast Business and NAMIC-Atlanta Immediate Past President accepting the award for  NAMIC-Atlanta: Programming Achievement.

Monica Alexander, Director, Customer Tools, Charter Communications and NAMIC-Carolinas President accepting the award for NAMIC-Carolinas: Programming Achievement.

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