Executive Committee - Committee Chairs - Other Positions

Management of GLPA is vested in the Executive Committee consisting of the 6 officers (President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and International Planetarium Society Representative) and 6 chairs of the standing committees (Membership, Development, Publications, Education, Technology, and Conference Planning). The officers are elected every other year at the annual meeting, and start their term on the following Vernal Equinox. The Chairs of the Standing Committees are appointed by the President.
 
 
 
Executive Committee - Elected Officers
Term of Office: Vernal Equinox, 2018 -- Vernal Equinox, 2020
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President
Geoff Holt
Madison Metro School District Plm.
Madison, Wisconsin
 
 
 
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President-Elect
Waylena McCully
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois
 
 
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Past President
Dayle Brown
South Bend, Indiana
 
 
 
 
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Secretary
Daniel Tell
Morrison Planetarium
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, California
 
 
 
 
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Treasurer
Cheri Adams
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Dayton, Ohio
 
 
 
 
 
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I.P.S. Representative
Mike Smail
Adler Planetarium
Chicago, Illinois
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executive Committee - Committee Chairs
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Membership Chair
Paulette Epstein
Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Street
Detroit, MI  48202
(313) 577-8400, Ext. 435
 
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Publications Chair
Bart Benjamin
Bloomingdale, Illinois
 
 
 
 
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Education Chair
Peggy Hernandez
Elgin U-46 Planetarium
Elgin, Illinois
 
 
 
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Conference Planning Chair
Gary Tomlinson
Comstock Park, Michigan
 
 
 
 
 
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Development Chair
Dave Leake
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois
 
 
 
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Technology Chair
Tom Dobes
Merrillville Community Planetarium
Merrillville, Indiana
 
 
 
 
 
Other GLPA Positions
 
GLPA has other volunteer positions that are also instrumental to its success. These include the conference-related positions (Proceedings Editor, Conference Registrar, Conference Host, Workshop Coordinator, Conference Paper Coordinator, Conference Photographer, Conference Videographer, Door Prize Chair, and GLPA Gear Manager) as well as Audio-Visual Resources Manager, Historian, and Ad Hoc Committee Chairs.
 
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Proceedings Editor
Dale W. Smith
Physics & Astronomy Department
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Contact Proceedings Editor
 
Conference Registrar
Janet Beckstrom
Flint, Michigan
 
 
 
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Deputy Conference Planning Chair
Renae Kerrigan
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Peoria, Illinois
 
 
2018 Conference Host
Shannon Schmoll
Abrams Planetarium
East Lansing, Michigan
 
 
 
Workshop / Short Course /
Panel Discussion Coordinator
Mark Reed
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Plm.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
 
 
Conference Paper /
Poster Coordinator
April S. Whitt
Fernbank Science Center
 
 
Door Prize Chair
Kris McCall
Cernan Earth & Space Center
Triton College
River Grove, Illinois
 
 
2018 Conference Photographer
Dan Goins
Martinsville, Indiana
 
 
 
 
Conference Videographer /
AV Coordinator
Tom Dobes
Merrillville Community Planetarium
Merrillville, Indiana
Contact Videographer
 
 
GLPA Gear Manager
Todd DeZeeuw
Gary E. Sampson Planetarium
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
 
 
 
 
Audio-Visual Resources
Dave Leake
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois
 
 
 
Historian
Garry Beckstrom
Beckstrom Observatory LLC
Flint, Michigan
Contact Historian
 
 
 
 
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Group Photo Key Designer
Dale W. Smith
Physics & Astronomy Department
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
Contact Proceedings Editor
 
Technologies Ad-Hoc Committee
Waylena McCully
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois
Contact Technologies Ad-Hoc Committee Chair