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STMA recently hosted its 28th annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. with more than 175 exhibitors and a record 1,300 attendees from 18 countries.
At the 2017 Annual Meeting on Jan. 26, the STMA Board of Directors officially took office. STMA's new President is Tim VanLoo, CSFM and Manager of Athletics Turf/Grounds for Iowa State University in Ames.
Other STMA officers elected to the Board include:
STMA announces that two facilities in Spain have achieved Environmental Facility Certification. Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and Ciudad Real Madrid, managed by Paul Burgess, achieved certification in January.
STMA's top honors, the 2016 Founders Awards, were presented at the STMA Annual Awards Banquet on Fri., Jan. 27 in Orlando, Fla. These awards are given in a 'surprise' presentation to those who exemplify the leadership traits of each founder. The four founders are Dick Ericson, George Toma, Dr. William H. Daniel (deceased) and Harry C. Gill (deceased).
Congratulations to all STMA Student Challenge participants for their exceptional performance on the 2017 exam! The Student Challenge is presented by SAFE, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing. Nine two-year teams and 26 four-year teams competed for $5,000 awards in each division. Winning the two-year competition was Mt. San Antonio College – Team 207. Penn State University – Team 208 took second place, and Mt. San Antonio College – Team 201 took third place.
STMA partnered with IntelliQuest Media again to record educational sessions at the 2017 conference. Recorded sessions are available through an On-Line Library where users can have access to education at any time throughout the year. The Library features recorded presentations, speaker biographies, and presentation slides and handouts. The Library is accessible on portable devices such as iPad, iPhone, and other tablet devices.
We want your feedback! If you attended the 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida, please be sure to take a few moments to evaluate your experience using the online survey. Access the survey here. We value your feedback in developing the conference for future years.
STMA is introducing our first ever Scavenger Hunt for the STMA Annual Conference! Taking place throughout the week, participants will be able to play, learn and earn points. Easily accessible by downloading the Scavify app and searching for our hunt: STMA Scavenger Hunt, players can complete the challenges by answering questions, taking photos or scanning QR Codes.