For the first time, in 2016, the TLMI Board of Directors opened the Summit to all of TLMI’s committees. The Board’s objective in inviting all committees to attend is to further cultivate cooperation and idea sharing between groups, and to promote collaborative discussions and goals relevant to multiple committees. The committees in attendance in Tampa included Environmental Health & Safety, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Learning, Marketing, Membership, Technical, and Future Leaders.
TLMI president, Mark Tibbetts, comments, “It was great to have the opportunity to meet TLMI members at this unique forum. As TLMI’s new president, I benefited from the opportunity to see the association’s different committees at work and to meet with many converter and supplier members. I want to personally thank each and every member company that joined us in Tampa. The dedication of TLMI’s volunteer members was immediately apparent and I look forward to working closely with each group as I continue to get to know the committee co-chairs and their respective members better.”
TLMI Chairman Dan Muenzer comments, “I was so impressed with this year’s Committee Summit. The energy was palpable despite multiple flight delays and airport closings due to some parts of the country being buried under three feet of snow. The number of people we had at the forum demonstrates just how committed people are to ensuring TLMI continues to meet the needs of its members. It was fantastic that our new president was able to witness the genuine camaraderie between our members and overall dedication of the association’s committees, which are the lifeblood of TLMI and continue to play such a direct role in helping our association thrive.”lnw