<VV> CORSA's New Staff
BobHelt at aol.com
BobHelt at aol.com
Thu Jul 13 10:04:45 EDT 2017
THANK YOU, Alan Lacki.
A great rundown on our new services. All people mentioned sound like
Professionals and experts in their field. You and the BoD are to be
congratulated for your hard work and excellent choices. I hope that we can afford them.
Congratulations and HOORAY.
In a message dated 7/13/2017 5:57:38 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
virtualvairs at corvair.org writes:
Hi Bob Helt,
You inquired about the background and qualifications of our new staff.
They will take over from Harry and Mike on January 1, 2018. Here is some
information about them.
Our new business services contractor is PRB eMedia Solutions, LLC, which
consists of Paul and Ramona Bergstrom of Maple Plain, Minnesota. Paul will
be our new Executive Secretary and Ramona will be his assistant. Paul has
eight years experience as Club Office Manager and Website / Internet Forum
Manager for the Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI). He also worked
for one year as the Commercial Advertising Manager for the Oldsmobile Club
of America; 3 years as the Commercial Advertising Manager for the National
Impala Association; and several years as editor of PrixViews, a bi-monthly
publication of POCI's Grand Prix Chapter. Ramona has been there along with
him, having provided eight years of club office support for POCI.
Our new publication services contractor is Keefe Media International,
which consists of Don Keefe and Anna Haines of Palm Harbor, Florida. Don will
be our new Executive Editor and Anna will be his assistant. Don has two
years experience as Founding Editor-in-Chief of Poncho Perfection Magazine, a
64-page monthly, commercial magazine devoted to Pontiacs. He designed the
magazine from scratch and produces both printed and digital versions of
the magazine. Don also has nine years of experience as Editor-in-Chief and
Creative Dirctor of POCI's Smoke Signals magazine, a 100-page monthly club
publication. In addition, he remains Creative Director of National Impala
Association's Impala News, a 36-page quarterly club periodical. These are
just a few of the positions he has held in the world of journalism. Anna
Haines has been there along with him for the past two years, serving as proof
reader and copy editor. In addition, she has several years experience as
an English teache
r and ho
lds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature.
Our new social media contractor is Dr. Steve Spilatro of Marietta, Ohio.
He will be doing business with us as VairFare, LLC. He is the webmaster
for Corvanatics and the Marietta Natural History Society. He has also
developed web-based pedagogical sites and software for molecular and biological
modeling with online quizes. In addition to his experience with web-based
systems, he remains Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at
Marietta College, a position he has held since 1988 and where he has been
accorded numerous grants and awards.
Harry Jensen of Management & Publications Services, Inc. will remain on
board for the next two years as our Convention Services contractor. Harry's
qualifications are well known to all of us and his vast knowledge of CORSA
business methods will be a great resource for us.
The Selection Process.
Our process for selecting these people was both formal, rigorous, and
subject to attorney review. Using the existing M&P contract as a starting
point, we developed specific lists of products and services expected of each
contractor. Then, we developed a standard form of agreement (contract) with
all the terms and conditions for doing business with CORSA. The product
and service lists as well as the form of agreement were attached to a
five-page request for proposals, which was made available last September through
ZipRecruiter, all the major Corvair discussion boards, as well as the CORSA
Communique. More than 100 people asked for copies of the bid packages
and several bids were received. Ken Hand, Mike Hall and I evaluated the top
nine bids to make the final choices. Since then, all the contracts have
been signed. We're ready to go.
Former CORSA President Ken Hand and Norm Witte, Esq. initiated this
process and our thanks go out to them. Mike Hall and the rest of the Board were
deeply involved in the preparation of the RFPs, the standard form of
agreement and evaluation of the bids. All said, countless hours were spent on
this effort and we did the best that we could.
redbat01 at verizon.net
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