Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

When I arrived at ACPA, the Board expressed a desire to increase public awareness of ACPA. With that in mind, I worked to engage with the local community and encouraged the National Office Team to do the same. It is … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

When I started working at ACPA, I quickly became active in the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. Chambers typically provide member benefits and local networking opportunities. The Chapel Hill Chamber is a vibrant and active chamber. Last month I attended … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

Today, we are hosting an area non-profit affiliated with a major university who is evaluating becoming an independent entity. Sound familiar? On September 22, I celebrated my third anniversary as executive director for ACPA. It feels gratifying to look back … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

In August, I attended the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting. As with ACPA’s Annual Meeting, it is an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones, to dive deeper into association management topics, to maintain my … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

Last week, something extraordinary happened at 1504 East Franklin — something that was a new experience for me. A mother, who is expecting a child with cleft lip, came by our offices with her mother and children. She recently moved … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

I recently returned from hosting a family reunion in Charlotte, NC. My grandmother was the oldest daughter of 12 siblings. The gathering included 32 of her parents’ descendants from nine states — ranging in age from three to 84. One … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

In May, I attended the UNC Graduation of my great-nieces – among the more than 6,000 people who graduated at UNC that day. Interesting to note that 60 percent of the graduating class were women, and there were 645 undergrads … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

ACPAACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

This year, I was named to the American Society for Association Executives’ (ASAE) Diversity + Inclusion Committee. Diversity and Inclusion has been a focus throughout my career. During my ACPA interview, I shared that I was most proud of my … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

ACPAACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting was an inspiring event on many different levels. For me, the soaring Rocky Mountains that surround the Broadmoor stir a deep sense of creativity and connection – a perfect combination for the meeting.  Although the weather … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

ACPAACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

Congratulations to Jyotsna Murthy, President of the International Confederation for Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Cleft Congress 2017 and the entire Congress Committee on a successful 13th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies held in Chennai, India, February, 8-11, … Read More