The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) is pleased to introduce Donna-Jean Plante who will serve as the association’s new executive director, effective February 21, 2017. With more than 15 years in association management, including roles in operations, membership, events, educational programs and general administration, she brings a broad range of experience to her new role.
For the past five years, Plante has served as manager of events and continuing legal education programs for the Federal Bar Council, which included budgeting, marketing, program evaluation and staff supervision. Prior to that, she was chapter director for the Masters’ Association of Metal Finishers (MAMF) with responsibilities that included legislative advocacy, public relations, member communications and financial management. She also bring to the job significant experience in membership development and planning events ranging from 50-500 people. Plante received her Bachelor of Science in finance from Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.
SAAGNY President John R.B. Cudahy, CAS, says, “SAAGNY is so fortunate to have Donna-Jean as our new executive director. Her experience, knowledge and personality will be a tremendous asset to SAAGNY and its members as we move forward. SAAGNY always has been an innovative and relevant association to those in the promotional products industry, and we are confident that Donna-Jean will help us maintain those standards.”
“I am excited to be a part of SAAGNY and to build on its firm foundation of focusing on the stakeholders of which it serves and the desire of its members to share their knowledge and experience,” says Plante, adding that she is looking forward to working with staff, members and the Board of Directors to make the organization even more vital to its stakeholders.
Contact Donna-Jean Plante at 914-848-7369, ext. 304 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.