January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020
Hello Indiana Soldiers and Airmen,
All lot has been happening with our Association in the past 8 months. Here’s a quick look! Our Annual Conference has been moved for the first time in over a decade to the SHERATON INDIANAPOLIS CITY CENTRE HOTEL, THURSDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 16-19, 2020
There is a lot of excitement surrounding our new venue, with new events, and a breathtaking view of the Indianapolis skyline during our Hospitality night. The theme this year is “Back to the Future”. It represents an 80’s theme for the NGAI Annual Conference and our focus on the young Soldiers and Airmen who are the FUTURE of our Association. Bring your spouse/significant other for this great opportunity to have fun with peers and our senior leaders and meet some of our great corporate sponsors and community partners. It will be a fun and informative weekend.
Our Executive Director, Mike Sturm, has decided to retire. I would like to wish him the best and thank him for dedication to our organization over this past decade. We are truly indebted. On the same note, I would like to welcome our new Executive Director, Teresa Mankin. She served in the US Army and both the Wisconsin and Indiana National Guard in Public Affairs. She has worked for multiple non-profit organizations including being the founder of Valiant Seed, which provides homes for at-risk veterans. We are excited for the year 2020 and the possibilities it will bring.
Lastly, we are looking for some new members to join our Board of Directors for NGAI. There are openings for the following:
One Active Army Officer
One Active Army Warrant Officer
Two Active Army Enlisted
One Active Air Officer (Company Grade)
One Active Air Enlisted
Don’t be shy, we welcome a variety of opinions and experience and that means…YOU.
Thanks for your continued support.
Mike Hall, Lieutenant Colonel
President, National Guard Association of Indiana