August SIPA Member News

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Welcome New Members

We are excited to welcome the following new member to the SIPA community:

The Passing of Dr. Eugster: A Life Well Lived

Thanks to Ed Coburn for sending us the following:

“Dr. Charles Eugster died on April 26, 2017, at the age of 97. Dr. Eugster was a longtime SIPA member from Switzerland where he published a newsletter on dentistry. He was a smart, delightful gentleman and very funny. I once had the misfortune of following him on a lunchtime panel at SIPA Annual where he completely upstaged me, and everyone else on the panel… He truly was a delightful and impressive man, who enriched many lives.  I’m sorry to hear he’s left us.”

Dr. Eugster restarted a career in rowing at age 63, took up body building at 87 and sprinting at 95. When he died, he held many British track records for his age group. During his career as a master rower, he won an incredible 40 Gold Medals for World Masters Rowing.

There’s a great video interview with him here and a complete obituary here.

IRMI President Jack Gibson Elected as Honorary Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel

Jack P. Gibson, president and CEO of International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), and CEO of WebCE, has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). Mr. Gibson was elected because of “his extraordinary contributions to the field of insurance law.”

“It’s an amazing and very unexpected honor to be recognized in this manner by the insurance coverage law community,” said Mr. Gibson. “Especially since I’m not a lawyer, this is particularly meaningful and downright humbling.”

American Marketing Association Chicago Adds QCSS to Its List of Partners

Quality Customer Service and Sales (QCSS) has announced a new partnership with the American Marketing Association Chicago. The AMA is the largest marketing association in the world and serves organizations and individuals who practice, teach and study marketing across the globe.

“We look forward to working with AMA Chicago, an outstanding organization that connects thousands of marketers across all disciplines and business industries,” said CSO and co-founder of QCSS, Karin Hall. “QCSS collaborates with marketing professionals on both inbound support, outbound lead generation and telesales campaigns. This partnership is a natural fit, and we are excited to embark on what we know will be a dynamic relationship.”

“AMA Chicago is pleased to be working with QCSS on an important research project,” said chapter president Bonnie Massa. “The Chicago area is lucky to have a valuable resource like QCSS.”

CadmiumCD to Participate in Event Technology Awards for Third Consecutive Year

The 5th annual Event Technology Awards will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 in London. CadmiumCD will be in attendance and has been shortlisted for the third consecutive year. They will be considered for the following categories in the 2017 Event Technology Awards:
  • Best Conference Technology
  • Best Event App
  • Best Event Management Platform
  • Best New Technology Product
Winners will be announced at The Event Technology Awards’ ceremony and gala dinner, taking place on the evening of Event Tech Live in London. In 2016, CadmiumCD won Best Event Management Solution and Best Conference Technology Awards, and was shortlisted for two additional categories: Best Event App and Best Attendee Management Technology. In 2015, CadmiumCD won Best Event Technology Partnership alongside GES ON Services.

Fall Publishers Roundtable Set for Sept. 13

The 2017 version of the Fall Publishers Roundtable, a long-time, go-to event on the SIPA calendar, takes place Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the SIPA offices. It is an intense facilitated discussion, designed exclusively to help you generate new strategies and then to move from those strategies to action.

Nowhere else will you be able to have the intimate, focused conversations that you can have in this format. The participants decide the agenda, discussions are confidential and you get to network over dinner and drinks the night before.

For more information and to register, click here.

If you have any news, hirings, transactions, awards or anything else you'd like fellow members to know about, please email me at Thank you!

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…