Through the Noise
Summary: Through the Noise is a podcast that explores hurdles, solutions and the process of cultivating success for nonprofits through conversations with executive directors, CEOs, and other nonprofit professionals.
Melissa Hockstad joined the American Cleaning Institute as the President & CEO in January 2017. She is responsible for the overall leadership of ACI including advocacy, science and research, communications, consumer education, sustainability, financial oversight and member engagement. The American Cleaning Institute® is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain.
Kate Penn is CEO of the Society of American Florists, where she’s spent the majority of her career, focused primarily on the publishing, content and education until 2017, when she was tapped to be CEO. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. The Society of American Florists is the trade organization representing retailers, wholesalers, growers, manufacturers, importers, educators and students, and is dedicated to helping the U.S. floral industry grow.
Tom Derry is CEO of ISM® and has substantial experience in product development, cross-border acquisitions and foreign joint ventures, strategic restructuring and developing profit-generating strategic alliances. Institute for Supply Management® is the first and leading not-for-profit supply management organization, with members worldwide, that delivers market intelligence, certification, training, and professional development to the global market of procurement and supply chain management professionals
Mark Dorsey is CEO of CSI, a VA association serving 7,500 members nationwide. Previously, he served PSIA-AASI and the National Ski Patrol concurrently as Marketing Director and later as Assistant ED, and ultimately CEO, during which, PSIA-AASI saw record membership growth, record revenue, and award-winning communications and outreach programs, including a 2014 ASAE Power of A Summit Award. CSI works to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.
Jeff Tenenbaum is one of the nation's leading nonprofit attorneys, and also is an accomplished author, lecturer, and commentator on nonprofit legal matters. As Chair of the nonprofit practice in the Washington, DC office of the Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss law firm, Jeff counsels his clients on the broad array of legal issues affecting trade and professional associations, charities, and other nonprofits.
Peter J. Pantuso is President and CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA). As CEO he is responsible for the Association’s day-to-day operations, in addition to his role at ABA, he also serves as President of the National Bus Traffic Association and of the ABA Foundation. Founded in 1926, ABA is the oldest, largest and most respected voice in the industry in the motorcoach, travel and tour industry.
Aliyah N. Horton, CAE, is the Executive Director of the Maryland Pharmacists Association. She proudly served in the association community for more than 20 years in foreign policy, transportation and healthcare. The Maryland Pharmacists Association is a professional society for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists who live or practice in Maryland.
Jeff Cohen is an accomplished strategic communication counselor with extensive experience at the intersection of communication, business and politics. He currently heads all aspects of communications, marketing, and government relations for INFORMS. INFORMS is the largest association of operations research and analytics professionals and students, and provides a variety of resources and opportunities for individuals and organizations to better transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.
Joseph Mariano joined the Direct Selling Association in 1985 and assumed the role of President in 2011. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association for companies that market products and services directly to consumers through an independent, entrepreneurial sales force.
Merrill Shugoll is president and a principal of Shugoll Research. She is a widely respected marketing research consultant with over 30 years of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research that helps to shape the strategic planning and marketing communications of corporations, not-for-profit organizations, trade and professional associations and government agencies. Shugoll Research is a leading marketing research consulting, facilities and recruiting services company.
Kris Kiser, an attorney, is President & CEO of OPEI. Prior to joining OPEI, Kris served for 15 years in two major Washington, DC trade associations. He also spent a decade as a staffer in the US Senate and House of Representatives as a special assistant to noted international affairs expert, Congressman Lee Hamilton. OPEI is an international trade association representing the manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, small engines, utility vehicles, golf cars and personal transport vehicles.
David Chavern is President & CEO of the News Media Alliance, the news industry’s largest trade organization. The News Media Alliance is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, representing more than 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and globally, focused on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation.
American Moving & Storage Association President and CEO Scott Michael leads and represents the professional moving industry’s national trade association, and has been the industry's primary liaison to the Department of Defense, GSA and other government agencies in his career. The American Moving & Storage Association, the national trade association for the professional moving industry, supports consumer-friendly policies and represents the interests of the moving and storage industry.
Before becoming CEO of NRCA, Reid Ribble served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Additionally, he was president of his own roofing company in Kaukauna, Wis., for 30 years and devoted 25 years of service to NRCA. Founded in 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy.
Pete Pearson is a Sr. Director at WWF leading work on food loss & waste, helping businesses and communities understand agriculture’s impact on wildlife and habitat conservation. WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization and has been protecting the future of nature. Richard Tracy is an international development professional with proven leadership and mentoring abilities. GCCA's mission is to forge a universally strong cold chain where products retain quality and safety through each li