How can becoming an NSSEA volunteer leader benefit you?
The National School Supply and Equipment Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of member company employees within the educational industry who volunteer their time to guide the future of the Association.
Read the Bylaws.
NSSEA’s leadership structure is as follows:
- Board of Directors
- Show/Event Planning Committees
The mission of the Board of Directors is to oversee the programs and activities of all NSSEA committees and councils and make recommendations to the Executive Committee for future guidance to committee and council activities. They shall keep a close watch on new trends and developments which may affect our industry and make suitable recommendations to the Executive Committee for future action.
The mission of the NSSEA Councils is to:
- Generate ideas for possible implementation;
- Contribute content to information-based products and services;
- Analyze problems and propose solutions;
- Oversee program effectiveness to evaluate and sustain quality;
- Develop new products and services;
- Mentor new members and new tradeshow attendees;
- Share your view on issues affecting the industry.
Distribution Council - Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the full-line distributor.
Equipment Manufacturers Council - Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the equipment member.
Retail Store Council - Develops programs and projects to address the needs of NSSEA members with retail stores.
Suppliers Council - Acts as a voice for member suppliers, provides the show planning committees with ideas and input, and identifies and promotes member services for the supplier segment of the membership.
Business Technology Committee - Provides technology related information and services to the membership by monitoring technology trends, developing industry standards for electronic information exchange, educating members on the importance of technology in marketing their businesses, monitoring the NSSEA Websites, and promoting education technology initiatives.
Chairman’s Advisory Committee - Advises Chair and selects the JLS Scholarship winners.
Finance & Audit Committee - Submits the budget for Executive Committee approval and monitors NSSEA’s investment strategies.
Independent Manufacturers Representatives Steering Committee - Provides programs and services that enhance the effectiveness, profitability, and professional image of independent reps.
Legislative Committee - Monitors and communicates to the membership government policies, legislative/regulatory issues, and funding opportunities that impact the education marketplace and tests member desire for advocacy.
Nominating Committee - Reviews nominations selected by members for NSSEA leadership positions and recommends a slate of nominees.
Show/Event Planning Committees
The mission on the Show/Event Planning Committees is to:
- Develop the optimal tradeshow format
- Plan the education component and networking activities
- Make recommendations on location, dates, fees, etc. to the Executive Committee