PPFA Committees, Boards, and Task Forces
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PPFA Committees, Boards, and Task Forces

Volunteers will serve as Committee or Board chairs and Board liaisons through January 2015 – a big thanks to all of them for their hard work and dedication.
 Advisory Committee
Chair and Board Liaison: Robin Gentry, MCPF
PPFA Liaisons: Jennifer Kruger, Jim Esp
Members: Stuart Altschuler, CPF; Kirstie Bennett; Ellen Collins, MCPF; Mike Drury, MCPF; Mark Klostermeyer, MCPF; Ken Link, CPF; Rob Markoff, CPF; Jim, Miller, MCPF, GCF; William Parker, MCPF, GCF; John Pruitt, CPF; John Ranes, CPF; David Waldmann
This PMA Committee, made up of PPFA members, advises PMA on strengths, changes, opportunities and challenges to the picture framing industry, offering insights and ideas to aid in strategic planning for PPFA. 

Awards & Recognition Committee  
Chair: Linda Wassell, MCPF
Board Liaison: Carol Graham
PPFA Liaison: Jennifer Kruger
Members: Meghan MacMillan, MCPF; Harry Gaston, CPF; Adela Davis, MCPF; Anthony Tremonto 
Nominates recipients for the Annual PPFA Service Awards presented at the Annual Convention in Las Vegas: Lifetime Achievement, Service, Chapter Volunteer of the Year, Vivian Kistler Award of Recognition For Innovation, Paul Frederick Distinction for Leadership Award.  

Certification Board   
Chair: Ellen Collins, MCPF
Board Liaison: Joyce Michels, MCPF
PPFA Liaison: Sheila Pursglove
Members: Alan Abeyta, CPF; Jini Lumsden, MCPF; Elli Wollangk, MCPF
Consultant: David Lantrip, MCPF, GCF
Oversees the Certified Picture Framer (CPF) and Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) programs, including the Recertification Course; oversees material for the CPF Study Guide; webcasts and courses/exams including the CPF Online exam; approves education sessions designated as MCPF Continuing Education credit. 
Chapter Relations Committee  
Chair:  Sarah Beckett, MCPF 
Board Liaison: Mike Drury, MCPF
PPFA Liaisons: Sheila Pursglove, Nick Shaver
Members: Cathy Coggins; Harry Gaston, CPF; Robert Grothues; Mikki Kavich, MCPF; Erin McBride; Anthony Tremonto; Byron Ward, MCPF
Assists Chapter Leaders year-round; plans and delivers the annual Chapter Leaders Conference held in conjunction with the PPFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas. 
Competition Board  
Chair: Linda Pujo, MCPF
Board Liaison: Robin Gentry, MCPF
PPFA Liaison: Sheila Pursglove
Members: Kimberley Breil, CPF; Fred Horton, MCPF
Oversees the annual PPFA International Framing Competition; assists Chapter Leaders in planning Chapter-level competitions; updates the Competition Guidelines annually; updates annual Competition forms; writes a regular CB Chat for Chapter Leaders and regular articles for the “For Members Only” newsletter; helps identify competition sponsors.
Consumer Awareness Committee  
Chair: *Randy Parrish, CPF
Board Liaison: Jared Davis, MCPF, GCF
PPFA Liaison: Sheila Pursglove
Julie Balson; Mira Bishop; Micah Paul Bolton; Mary Fender, MCPF, GCF; Lynn Fey-Duncan; Susan Gittlen, MCPF; Rob Jenisch; Mikki Kavich, MCPF; Jayanna Killingsworth; Mike Labbe; Barb Pelton, MCPF; Lauren Rosenthal; Amanda Kidd Schall; Cliff Wilson, MCPF
Develops updates to PPFA’s consumer website, Find-A-Picture-Framer .com; promotes PPFA and the framing industry through Facebook pages, Pinterest, Twitter, and other social media. Strives to increase the visibility of PPFA and the industry, raise our SEO ratings and drive new consumers to the member search engine and into member frame shops.
Education Committee 
Chair: Ken Link, CPF
Board Liaison: William Parker, MCPF, GCF
PPFA Liaison: Sheila Pursglove
Members: Fran Gray, MCPF; Meghan MacMillan, MCPF; Linda Wassell, MCPF; Russ Wood
Develops speakers and topics for Chapter events and the PPFA Annual Convention. Develops MCPF Continuing Ed. credit sessions. Helps maintain a database of available chapter speakers through the online “Speaker Source.”
Framers Corner Committee 
Chair: Mike Labbe
Board Liaison: Greg Norris, CPF
PPFA Liaisons: Jennifer Kruger, Sheila Pursglove
Members: Wally Fay: Mikki Kavich, MCPF; Greg Norris, CPF; Jim Miller, MCPF
Moderates the PPFA Framers Corner online forum; provides ideas to further develop the forum.
Guidelines Task Force 
Chair: Jim Miller, MCPF, GCF
Board Liaison: David Lantrip, MCPF, GCF
PPFA Liaison: Jennifer Kruger
Members: William Parker, MCPF, GCF; Alice Perritt, CPF
Develops PPFA-exclusive publications, including the PPFA Glossary of Terms, PPFA Guidelines to Framing Paintings on Canvas, PPFA Guidelines for Framing Textiles and Needlework, and PPFA Guidelines for Framing Works of Art on Paper.
Membership Committee 
Chair: Greg Norris, CPF
Board Liaison:  Ellen Collins, MCPF
PPFA Liaisons: Jennifer Kruger; Sheila Pursglove
Members: Cathy Coggins; Adela Davis, MCPF; Becky Florence; Susan Gittlen, MCPF; John Heltman; Paul Hickman; Mikki Kavich, MCPF; Ken Link, CPF; Randy Parrish, CPF; Byron Ward, MCPF; Ormond Williams, MCPF; Cliff Wilson, MCPF
Develops ideas for increasing and retaining members.
Nominations Committee  
Chair: John Pruitt, CPF
Board Liaison: William Parker, MCPF, GCF
PPFA Liaison: Jennifer Kruger
Members: Fran Gray, MCPF; Tim Franer, CPF; Sarah Adams, CPF; L. Thomas McKeon, CPF; Donna Erwin, CPF; April Mattedi, CPF
Identifies member candidates to run for election to serve on the PPFA Board of Directors.
Oaks Club 
Chair: William Parker, MCPF, GCF
Board Liaison: John Pruitt, CPF
PPFA Liaison: Jennifer Kruger
Gene Ausili, CPF, Barbara Cowley Neal, CPF, Fran Gray, MCPF, Douglas Highfield, Barry Kaufman, Mark Klostermeyer, MCPF, Dick Lewis, Ken Link, CPF, Ronald Mason, CPF, L. Thomas McKeon, Tom Pavlock, Julius Shultz
Comprising PPFA past presidents, honoring historic perspective within our organization.
Scholarship Committee 
Chair: David Lantrip, MCPF, GCF
Board Liaison: Joyce Michels, MCPF
PPFA Liaison: Jennifer Kruger
Members: Stuart Altschuler, CPF, Kirstie Bennett, William Parker, MCPF, GCF
Selects annual recipients of the L. Thomas McKeon CPF Scholarship and Vivian Kistler MCPF Scholarship awards.

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