2015 NAADA Annual Conference
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6/16/2015 to 6/19/2015
When: June 16-19, 2015
Where: Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 
United States

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Monday, June 15

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop, “Outfitting Your Tool Belt”

3 - 5 p.m.

Walking Tour of Texas A&M Campus

Noon - 6 p.m.


Tuesday, June 16

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Board Meeting

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Conference Kickoff - Welcome to Texas A&M and Advancement Panel

Dr. Danielle Harris, Assistant Dean for Student Success, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Linda Alvarez Moon
, Communications Manager, Texas A&M Forest Service

Mr. Ian Greenhalgh, Student, Corps of Cadets, COALS Council

Mr. Joe Golding, CEO, Advancement Resources

Mr. Jay Stewart, CLO, Capital Farm Credit

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Track Networking Session








Student Professionals



3:30 - 4 p.m.


4 - 4:45 p.m.

First Timers Meeting

5 p.m.

Board Buses to George Bush Presidential Library

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception at George Bush Presidential Library

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Dinner and Keynote Speaker: Fred McClure, CEO of George Bush Library Presidential Foundation

Wednesday, June 17

8 a.m.

Board buses to Breakfast and Bickford Lecture

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Bickford Lecture at AgriLife Center: Dr. Doug Steele, Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Industry Experts Panel at AgriLife Center

Mr. Joel Cowley, President/CEO, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Dr. Gordon Davis, Chairman, iCEV Multimedia Mr. Jimmy Roppolo Manager, United Agricultural Cooperative, Inc.

Mr. Jimmy Roppolo, Manager, United Agricultural Cooperative, Inc.

Mr. Clayton Wolf, Wildlife Director, Texas Wildlife & Parks Department

Mr. Joe Golding, CEO, Advancement Resources

Mr. Jeff Moder, Director of Marketing & Communications, Capital Farm Credit

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Educational Tours


Bonfire Memorial


Rosenthal Meat Center


Kyle Field


Corps of Cadets

12:30 p.m.

Board buses to Hilton

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.


2 - 3 p.m.

Education Track Session (1)

Mastering LinkedIn for Students and Early Employment (Student Professionals; All)

Is Seeing Believing? (Communications; All)

Senior Development Roundtable

The Art (and Science) of Meaningful Meetings (Volunteer)

Partnering with Athletics to Reach Alumni (Alumni)

3 - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Education Track Session (2)

LinkedIn: The Networking Tool for Experienced Professionals (Alumni; All)

Philanthropy 2015 and Beyond (Development)

Storytelling with Data (Development; Student Professionals)

Making the Most of Your Assets (Communications)

Toward Cultural Proficiency (Student Professionals)

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.


5:00 p.m.

Board buses for Spirit Night

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Spirit Night - Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex

Thursday, June 18

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast/Publications and Project Award Presentations and Annual Meeting

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Track Session (3)

Cross-Platform Social Media Marketing (Communications; Volunteers; All)

The Art of Persuasion (Alumni; Volunteer; All)

A 360-Degree Review of Your Board: Explore the possibilities! (Volunteer)

Great Talent: How can we share the love? (Student Professionals)

Maximizing Your Advisory Board: How to utilize volunteers as advocates, thought leaders and donors (Development)

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Education Track Session (4)

Online Video Storytelling (Communications; All)

The Personal Touch: How engaging volunteers inspires the next generation of philanthropists (Volunteer; Development; Alumni; All)

Storytelling and Celebrating: Engage your full spectrum of stakeholders, tell your story, and celebrate agricultural success (Alumni; Student Professionals; Development)

Successful Women in Agriculture: Using philanthropy to connect successful women of the past, present, and future (Development)

The Development Director and Dean Partnership: Strengthening the collaboration with university administration (Development)

Noon - 1 p.m.

Invitational Lunch

1 - 1:15 p.m.


1:15 - 2 p.m.

On-site Track Session Presenters

Mr. Mark Browning, Real Estate/Natural Resources/Planned Giving, Texas A&M Foundation partnerships serving rural America

Dr. Jerry Strawser, CFO Texas A&M University; Former Dean, Mays School of Business

Mr. Josh Reinbolt, Director of Former Student Programs, Association of Former Students

Dr. Danielle Harris, Assistant Dean for Student Success, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Jennifer Ann Smith, Career Coordinator, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University

Mr. Jay Stewart, Capital Farm Credit, Programs and partnerships serving rural America

Mark Klemm, Campaign Director, Texas A&M Foundation

2 - 2:15 p.m.


2:15 - 3 p.m.

On-site Track Session Presenters

3 - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Beg, Borrow, Steal Session








Student Professionals



4:30 p.m.

Board buses to Reception and Awards Banquet

5 p.m.

Reception at Association of Former Students

6 - 8 p.m.

Awards Banquet at Association of Former Students

NAADA will again offer CFRE credits for the Annual Conference. Participation in this program may be applied for credits toward your CFR application or renewal. Tracking sheets will be available on-site.

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