Southeast, Central & South American Federation

A Promising Year Ahead for SECSA

I hope this finds you all well and that your fall semester is off to a great start thus far. May it be a great and productive academic year. For the first time since I stepped into an SECSA meeting at ICHRIE, I saw individuals excited and energetic about our future. Sure we still have some challenges and history, but the promise for what lays ahead has begun to take center stage and that is wonderful thing!

I wanted to introduce our SECSA Board, for 2016-2017:

Donald Schoffstall, President
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Melvin Weber, Vice President
East Carolina University

Alecia Douglas, Secretary
Auburn University

Lynsey Madison, Treasurer
Troy University

Miranda Kitterlin, Director of Research
Florida International University

James Williams, Director of Member Services
University of Tennessee

Guillermo Graglia, Director of Education
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Kate Price-Howard, Director of Networking
Troy University

Barry Bloom, Director of Industry
Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Kim Williams, Director of Marketing
University of New Orleans

Save the dates to join us in Miami on March 9th and 10th for the 2nd Annual SECSA Conference to be hosted by Florida International University. More details and information coming soon.

Don’t forget to connect with the SECSA and its members on LinkedIn and Facebook. LinkedIn group page: SECSA Federation and Facebook group page: SECSA Federation of ICHRIE (‘Ichrie’ on the FB site).

I am excited to see the SECSA coming together and continue to look forward to sharing our future together. As always, I welcome any SECSA member to feel free to reach out to me ( or 980-598-1536), so that we can chat about our future together.

Don Schoffstall


Donald Schoffstall is President of Southeast, Central and South American Federation. Email Donald.

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