Sponsors and Exhibits

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The purpose of this committee is to solicit corporate partner support and involvement; coordinate partner exhibits; solicit partners' sponsorship UMR-ACUHO annual conference activities; and foster an environment to promote positive relationships between corporate partners and Association members.

Committee Areas of Focus:

  1. Maintain current corporate partnerships while increasing variety in the types of first-time partners we recruit and bring to the conference.
  2. Encourage a diverse array of corporate partners, particularly recruiting educational, programmatic, nontraditional, sustainable, underrepresented, and startup businesses.
  3. Evaluate corporate partner needs and adjust participation options accordingly.
  4. Educate corporate partners about the Association, its goals, and its values.
  5. Educate Association members on the importance and value of the corporate partners to the Association.
  6. Increase Association revenue through the use of exhibitor options in the corporate partner packet. 
  7. Utilize best practices to increase conference attendee interaction with corporate partners in the exhibitor area.
  8. Develop and maintain long-term relationships with corporate partners.
  9. Enhance the personalized corporate partner experience by providing committee contact person(s).
  10. Encourage corporate partner participation in conference and Association activities (i.e. programs, socials, banquets, webinars, etc.).
  11. Provide a exhibit hall schedule that reflects opportunities for quality face-time between corporate partners and conference attendees.
  12. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Corporate Sponsorship to maximize partnerships.
  13. Maintain a comprehensive list of corporate partners that serve the Association.

Committee Members - 2017

  • Gaith S. Hijazin, Hamline University, Committee Chair
  • Anna Dickherber, Webster University
  • Steven Johnson Jr., University of Kansas
  • Tyler Fisher, Marquette University
  • Dave Roberts, Dakota State University
  • Shane Springer, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Alyssa Reyes Bolante, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  • Anna Holbrook, University of Iowa
  • Allyson Plattner,University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Gaith Hijazin
Kathleen Finnegan
Cody Burggraff
Mike Webster
Dave Arnold
Trelana Daniel
Danielle Paris
Anna Dickherber
Jack Fischer