For information about how to participate on one of the IPMA's committees, contact headquarters staff at 404-467-6757.
Jane Anne Gross, Vice President - Membership / Board Liaison
Participate in the IPMA's efforts to provide relevant and valuable member benefits and coordinate the first-time attendee orientation at conference.
Chair: Candace Martin
Michelle Hess, Vice President - Professional Development / Board Liaison
This committee plans the educational content and selects presenters for the IPMA Annual Conference.
Management Resources Committee
Assist in the identification and development of content and speakers for training programs offered to IPMA members and prospective members. Develop best practices and resources to support member success in practice support management.
Chair: Michelle Hess
Tara K. Eberhart, Vice President - Trends & Positions / Board Liaison
Compensation Survey Advisory Board
This advisory board provides direction for carrying out the IPMA's annual compensation survey initiative.
Chair: Gary Melhuish
Emerging Trends Committee
Explore recent and developing trends that affect the responsibilities of paralegal and practice support managers and the employees they manage. The information gathered is used to develop appropriate and timely educational content.
Chair: Tara K. Eberhart
Carol Van Buren, Vice President - Communications / Board Liaison
This committee develops member and public communications plans in coordination with the IPMA management team. Participate in the editorial process and content development for Inspired Leadership, the IPMA's quarterly professional publication.
Chair: Brian Bernhard
Laura Porter, Immediate Past President / Board Liaison
The IPMA maintains several awards that serve to recognize achievements in IPMA volunteerism, community service, and pro bono activities.
Chair: Paige Stepan
This committee identifies candidates to run for the IPMA's Board of Directors.
Chair: Laura Porter
Business Partner Advisory Panel
This committee develops and nurtures IPMA relationships with business partner members and other industry service providers.
Chair: Laura Porter