SMART 2015 Committee Descriptions
Revised May 2015
PROGRAMS - Develops programming to be offered at the SMART Annual Convention, SMART Regional Meetings and other training/networking programs to be developed by SMART, including webinars; this includes the development of the agenda, speakers, topics, sponsorship program, breakout sessions and any other activities to be included during SMART events; committee will also evaluate opportunities for SMART to participate in trade shows or recycling events in order to raise awareness about textile recycling, promote SMART’s efforts related to enactment of SMART ordinance on collection bins; and/or to increase SMART membership; committee will also work with SMART staff to suggest regional meeting and convention locations to the board.
David Bloovman - Chairman, Eric Warshaw, Robert Goode, Lee Benovitz, Sukhi Kang,
Carren Kay, Sandy Woycke, Elaine Birks-Mitchell, Nazia Mirza, Heather Lester
EXECUTIVE - Acts on behalf of the Board of Directors on matters requiring immediate attention or urgent dispatch.
President, Jeff Pearl - President, Eric Stubin – Vice President, David Bloovman, 2nd Vice President, Carle Shotwell – Treasurer, Lou Buty – Past President and Jackie King
FINANCE - Monitors the entire financial process of SMART. The association’s treasurer chairs the Committee.
Carle Shotwell – Chairman, Jeff Pearl, Eric Stubin, David Bloovman, Lou Buty and Jackie King
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION - Monitors and helps develop new membership programs that enhance the tangible and intangible benefits members receive by joining and supporting the organization. Actively targets audiences for membership, successfully enrolling new members while retaining current members. Assists in developing member communications that show the value of membership to encourage member retention and acquisition.
Steve Marks- Chairman, David Bloovman, Michael Glazerman, Mindy Levine Kahn, Scott Nowlan, Joy Fenton, Carle Shotwell, Todd Wilson, Sukhi Kang, Sandy Navidi and Heather Lester
NOMINATING - Submits to the membership nominations for officers and directors.
Lou Buty, Chairman, Jeff Pearl, Eric Stubin, David Bloovman, Carle Shotwell and Jackie King
PUBLIC RELATIONS - Oversees the SMART public relations initiatives.
Eric Stubin - Chairman, Sunny Khatra, Jeff Pearl, Lou Buty, Larry Groipen, and Debra Stevenson
STRATEGIC PLANNING - Works to analyze how the current association serves the members and meets future needs.
Jeff Pearl- Chairman, Lou Buty, Eric Stubin, David Bloovman, Carle Shotwell, Lee Benovitz, Paul Curry, Nir Katz, Richard Sprinkle, Todd Wilson, Steve Marks, Justin Woycke and Jackie King
TECH COMMITTEE - Oversees the SMART website, social media and online services.
Justin Woycke - Chairman, Jeremy Berg, Elaine Birks-Mitchell, Calla Fankhanel, Jason Daniels and Heather Lester
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - Guides the direction of our government affairs initiatives.
Eric Stubin– Chairman, John Paben, Bill Schapiro, Jeff Pearl, Larry Groipen, Eric Warshaw, Jackie King and Jessica Franken
CLOTHING COLLECTION BIN - Works on developing a strategy for being proactive in disseminating SMART’s bin position paper and draft ordinance to municipalities and states considering ordinances governing clothing collection bins; helps develop association policies related to members involved in clothing collection bin business.
Nir Katz – Chairman, Sunny Khatra, Mattias Wallander, Elizabeth Norris, Trish McCully, Gilbert Regalado, Robert Goode, Ed Degen, Paul Curry, Jessica Franken, and Jackie King
WOMEN OF SMART - Provides a forum for women affiliated with the association.
Lynne Warshaw and Kim Woycke- Chairs, Colleen Cole, Pam Goode, and Kaymie Owen