Wrap-up: The Work Truck Show 2016
By Generation Next Chairman Abbie Sack
Sales associate, Royal Truck & Trailer
Sales & Service
Published in the March 2016 issue of Generation Next
It’s hard to
believe that after all the time spent for its preparation, The Work Truck Show
2016 is already behind us. With record numbers of people in attendance for the
trade show and educational sessions, this year’s event has proven to be a huge
success. We can’t do it without you, so thank you for your continued interest
and participation in NTEA’s programs.
Generation Next saw a lot of growth this past year due
to our dedicated Board of Governors. Our governors graciously volunteer their
time to help develop programs and initiatives that translate into professional
development opportunities for you.
At the Show this year, we were excited to launch the
Take 5 networking event prior to the Opening Reception. We welcomed 35
Generation Next members at this inaugural event. It was a pleasure meeting many
of you, and we look forward to hosting this event next year with continued
growth. Twenty-three people also joined Generation Next during the
Interest in our Special Session exceeded our
expectations; the Generation Next Leadership and Networking Event:
Flying in Formation was a sell-out. It was wonderful to welcome Greg Wooldridge
of the Blue Angels to speak to so many industry professionals about how to build
a cohesive team through leadership.
Board of Governors
As we transition into a new year, we say goodbye to our
chairperson Andrea Velliky of Jack Doheny Companies. Her leadership and service
to Generation Next has been paramount in expanding our group to where it is
today. She will certainly be missed, but as your new chairperson, I am inspired
and motivated to continue to expand on her ideas.
Andrew Dawson of Muncie Power Products will serve as our
new Vice Chairperson, and Jennifer Pellersels of Altec Industries will be our
We are pleased to announce two new individuals were
elected to serve as Governors at Large for the 2016-17 Generation Next Board of
Governors. Nate Gibson of Canfield Equipment Service Inc. and Steven Lopez of
Hissong Group officially began their term during The Work Truck Show.
As always, we encourage you to reach out to our Board of
Governors with your comments and suggestions. All ideas are welcome; our goal is
to make Generation Next even more beneficial to you.
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