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Puzzling Over Data

Puzzling Over Data

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Christine Shattuck, Manager, Member Relations, NEMA When I started at NEMA some 15 years ago, my primary task was to clean up the membership database. Prior to my arrival, NEMA had purchased a generic customer relationship management (CRM) system that was poorly designed and had no report capabilities. This resulted in a database that, at best, could not be updated in a timely fashion. At worst, it was Read more […]

I Am NEMA: What does an industry director do?

I Am NEMA: What does an industry director do?

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. William Hoyt, Industry Director What do you do? Just about everyone has been asked that at least once. The most difficult time I had explaining that was years ago at my daughter’s seventh-grade career day. The doctor, the fire chief, the lawyer, the teacher, and the engineer had it easy. At the time, I was with another trade association that was not involved in standards. Standards,…

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I Am NEMA: Promoting Safety and Innovation

I Am NEMA: Promoting Safety and Innovation

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Michael L. Belitzky, Manager, State Government Relations   I joined NEMA’s government relations team after having spent nearly 12 years entrenched in legislative and political battles at federal, state, and local levels. As manager of state government relations, my role is to serve as the industry’s advocate before legislators, governors, and agencies and engage with external Read more […]