NAEOP 2016 themeServing: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Welcome to the North Central Area! Together as an Area, we are on a journey to define our purpose and practices. Your input and involvement are welcome. We look forward to new and exciting things coming from our area.

“Learn…Inspire…Lead” – Congratulations to Wendy Heslink, 2016-2017 NAEOP President. Through Wendy’s leadership, we will all be on a path to Learn and grow through professional development, Inspire others to continue their professional growth, and Lead either in a formal leadership role or as being effective and supportive members.

NAEOP Board Liaison – As the North Central Area Director, I serve on the NAEOP Board of Directors as the liaison between NAEOP and the local and state associations within the North Central Area. If you have questions or concerns that need to be brought to the Board, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Affiliations and Advisory Council Chairman – For the 2016-2017 year, I will serve as the Affiliations and Advisory Council Chairman. In this role, I will work for the affiliated associations to keep them informed of how NAEOP can serve them; insure all affiliated associations have the opportunity to have representation at the Annual Business meeting; preside at the 2017 Advisory Council; and to provide affiliates an opportunity to broaden their horizons and strengthen both associations. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact me.

Membership in NAEOP means you have chosen to become a part of a professional association dedicated to the growth and professional development of educational office professionals. If you are not currently a NAEOP member, I encourage you to join. By joining NAEOP and working in one of the states listed above, you are a North Central Area member!

North Central Area Professional Development Day (NCAPDD) – The 2017 NCAPDD will be held June 7-9, 2017, in Sioux Falls, SD. Registration information will be posted on this webpage. This annual event is an opportunity to enhance your professional growth by attending workshops and classes on a variety of topics, and to network with others working in education in our Area.

North Central Area Meeting – Our annual Area meeting is held during the NAEOP Annual Conference. During our meeting, we elect members to serve on NAEOP Standing Committees, as well as receive updates from each of the states represented.

Communication – As your Area Director, I will send monthly updates to area members. If you are a member from any of the states noted above and you do not receive these updates, please let me know.

Most importantly, this is YOUR association and YOUR thoughts, suggestions, ideas, recommendations, and questions are all important to me. Please contact me at any time. I look forward to serving you as we work together for the benefit of NAEOP and our members.

Mary Guest, CEOE North Central Area Director Lincoln, NE 402-613-2430 – cell 402-472-3123 mary.guest@unl.edu