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North East North American Federation


Theresa Lind
James Madison University

Engage, Enlighten and Energize...

Theresa Lind, President, NENA


I am hopeful that at this point in the academic semester you and your students are finding peace in a routine. 

The NENA Board has been working very hard for you over the last month. We have created many opportunities to engage, enlighten and energize with your ICHRIE colleagues. 

The Future of NENA Depends on YOU!   
What a great way to engage… now is the time to nominate members for leadership positions within the NENA Federation. The official term of service will begin next summer (July 2021) during the ICHRIE conference in Washington D.C. Open leadership positions include: Vice President, Secretary, and the Director of Research. If you would like to nominate a colleague, or self-nominate, please email the nomination to Jennifer Forney at The deadline for nominations will be Friday, October 30, 2020. If you would like additional detailed information, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee.

Nominating Committee: 
Jennifer Forney, Nomination Committee Chair,
Suzanne Bagnera,
David Schweiger,
Damien Duchamp,
Ajay Aluri,

It is very unfortunate that we are not able to gather together in NYC this year, as we have typically done in November. Fortunately, we are still able to engage with one another virtually. The NENA Federation business meeting will be held on Friday, November 6 from 8:00-10:00am via Zoom (click here to attend). 

The agenda for Friday, November 6 is as follows:
8:00-8:50am: NENA Federation Business Meeting 
9:00-9:50am: Melissa Riley, Vice President of Convention Sales & Services at Destination DC
10:00-11:00am: Enlighten and energize yourself by participating in the Breakout Room session.  If you would like to suggest a topic for a Breakout Room and/or you are willing to host a breakout session, please fill out this short survey

NENA Federation Regional Conference
Save the date, Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6, 2021 for the virtual NENA Regional Conference. The Conference Planning Committee is working to finalize the conference logistics and schedule.  

Rise & Grind: Coffee with Colleagues Webinar Series 
The Rise & Grind webinar series is a great way to engage, enlighten and energize yourself once a month.  NENA will be hosting the Rise & Grind series on the second Friday of every month.  The dates and topics are listed below.  Be on the lookout for an email with information on how to attend.  Information can also be found on NENA’s social media platforms.

October 9: Teaching, Online Teaching Tools—sorry if you missed this one, it was amazing!
November 13: Student Careers, Hospitality in Healthcare
December 11: Research, Beyond COVID-19
January 8: Mini Writing Residency
January 15: Mini Writing Residency
February 12: Teaching Successes and Failures
March 5 and 6: Attend the NENA Regional Conference
April 9: Student Careers, What are students doing this summer? Informal internship/jobs forecast.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with suggestions, comments, or concerns.  

Stay in touch by following NENA on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 


Theresa Lind, M.Ed., CMP, CWP, CSEP
Faculty and PCMA Advisor
Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
Doctoral student Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership


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