Communicating in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
2021 Annual Meeting – November 7-8

The Greenbrier, 101 Main Street, West, White Sulphur Springs, WV  24986

To make your dining reservations prior to arrival, please call 866-863-0494.  The room rate is $149, not including fees and taxes.

We are hosting our Annual Conference November 7-8 at The Greenbrier and we’re creating an outstanding program for both associate and regular members. Online conference registration is due by November 1.

We will have a social function from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021, in Café Carlton.
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Monday, November 8, 2021 (Hayes Room)

8:30 a.m. –   9:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast
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Our morning and afternoon refreshment breaks are sponsored by:

Our lunch is sponsored by:

Our speakers:

As Vice President at Engage in Washington, D.C., Riley Bechdel draws on her experience of working with clients across a wide spectrum of issues to design and implement digital strategies that solve their challenges in the public arena. In practice, that translates into overseeing and developing Engage’s team and approach to delivering a best-in-class client experience that also produces quantifiable results. This commitment to excellence also complements her focus on cultivating long-term and meaningful relationships, capabilities and strategies.

One of Herb Faulkenberry’s greatest passions is providing solution driven, strategic and tactical support to facilitate growth and development in both an organization and its team members alike. A former professional snow skier and rodeo competitor, Herb enjoys sharing the joy and adventure of snow skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing and backpacking with his friends and family.

Herb obtained his Vocational Teaching Certification from Colorado State University, and has more than 25 years of direct sales and marketing management experience in the hospitality and retail industries. His resume includes stints as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Oglebay Resort, WV  …  Director of Sales for Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA and Mount Snow, VT … the Director of Sales and Marketing for Canaan Valley Resort, WV and Hidden Valley Resorts, PA … and as the National Director of Sales for the American Skiing Company based in Bethel, ME.

As a former Associate Professor of Business and Marketing for Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, CO, Herb has traveled as an international lecturer and trainer on the topics of sales, marketing, customer service and business management.

And, yes, that’s Herb as a rodeo rider!

Anthony Huey, CSP®, is a highly-rated international speaker who offers session attendees pragmatic communications tools, tips and techniques they can use immediately. Anthony has presented more than 3,000 paid communications workshops, seminars and speeches in his career, and was named a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by The National Speakers Association, an honor awarded to less than 12% of its speakers worldwide.

Anthony’s 25-year career includes tenures as a news reporter and senior editor, crisis management specialist, media relations consultant and executive speech coach. He owns Reputation Management, LLC, one of the nation’s leading communications training and crisis consulting companies.

His past client work includes a wide variety of advertising, public relations and communications initiatives for hundreds of trade associations, municipalities and companies, including Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Eli Lilly, Nationwide Insurance, The Kroger Company, Procter & Gamble, and many more.

Anthony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

Sean Hyde is the owner of 5-Day Solutions and Ideation Digital agencies as well as an operating partner in the Content and Engagement Group. Sean is also the creator of the Small Business Freedom Summit and InPlace App. His companies work with businesses through innovative digital marketing solutions, such as: digital media buying and ad campaign management, social media strategy and management, branding, website development, search engine optimization and more.

He’ll be sharing insights into finding success in a time when digital communication is more critical and more regulated than ever.

Robert P. “Bob” Martin attended and graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia, with a Classical-Scientific Diploma in May of 1972, before attending West Virginia University and earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude in Political Science in December of 1974.  He went on to  obtain a Masters of Public Administration from West Virginia University in May of 1976 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in May of 1979 from West Virginia University College of Law.

Licensed in West Virginia for 41 uninterrupted years, Martin was admitted to the practice of law before the Courts of the State of West Virginia in May of 1979. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia and the Eastern District of Kentucky, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.

Martin’s career has consisted of an almost exclusive litigation practice, focusing on civil defense and criminal defense, insurance coverage and extracontractual litigation, professional liability, and personal injury of all kinds including toxic and mass torts. He has represented numerous attorneys, magistrates, judges and justices in civil, criminal and disciplinary matters.  A very busy man, Martin has tried a case to verdict in each of the 55 counties in West Virginia, 22 other states and one foreign country.  In total, he’s tried to verdict over 400 civil and criminal jury trials, four mass asbestos trials and 37 first-degree murder trials.

He lives on a farm in Pocahontas County with wife Melanie.

Those sponsoring our speakers are:

To make your hotel activity or dining reservations, please call 866-863-0494 as soon as possible. The room rate is $149, not including fees and taxes.

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