Executive Director

 
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IPRA wants to welcome our new Executive Director, Lisa Nye Ford!

Lisa Nye Ford brings more than 20 years of experience in association leadership to her new role as IPRA Executive Director. Her focus has included governance, membership and event growth strategies, marketing, sponsorship development and strong financial management.

Lisa’s previous experience includes serving as Vice President for the Professional Association for Customer Engagement, and Director of Finance and Administration for the IARCCA – an Association of Child and Family Services.
 

 

Dear IPRA Members,

 

As the 2014 Indiana Park & Recreation Association Board President, I am pleased to announce Lisa Nye Ford as the Association’s Executive Director.  As many of you know, the Selection Committee has been conducting an extensive search for a new executive director.  During this time period, Vicki Mayes has been serving as the Interim Director of IPRA.  We greatly appreciate Vicki’s commitment and her professionalism during this transition.

 

In the coming weeks Lisa will work with Vicki during the transition to provide stability and momentum going into our Annual Conference, January 14-16, 2015.  The Executive Committee has confidence in Lisa’s ability to hit the ground running.  Lisa has a strong background in leadership and valuable experience with conventions. 

 

Lisa Nye Ford comes to us, most recently, from SOMEIQ where she consulted on client services.  Prior to SOMEIQ, She was the Vice President of Conventions & Chapter Relations for the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), and also served as Director of Finance and Administration for the IARCCA – an Association of Child and Family Services.  Lisa has been in association leadership roles for more than 20 years.  Her focus has included governance, membership growth, event growth strategies, marketing, sponsorship development, and strong financial management.

 

This transition has provided us the opportunity to reflect on the Association’s transformation over the past eight years.  We have used this time to focus on continuing the successes that have been established and to look towards the future for implementing the Strategic Plan.  By doing so, the Selection Committee believes we have selected a professional that encompasses the skillset needed to continue increasing the Association’s relevance and driving demand for our services.   

 

We are confident that we will continue to operate smoothly through the final stages of this transition and that our membership will continue to have a strong advocate and resource in IPRA.  Please join me in welcoming Lisa Nye Ford to the Association as Executive Director.  She will begin her service on Monday December 1, 2014.

 

Enthusiastically,

 

Philip Parnin, President

IPRA Board of Directors