The Association of Business Administrators

Dear ABA Members,

It’s that time of year when we come to you and ask for nominations for the 2016-2017 ABA Steering Committee. You can nominate yourself or someone you think would be a good choice for a leadership position. The following three positions will be open to replace those who will be rotating off the committee – Tammy Desalis, Rose Cutrufello, and Suzanne Matares.  Please note that you are nominating to the committee and not to a specific position.

  • Co-Chair
    • Assist Chair with agenda items and contacting meeting speakers
    • Stands in at meetings when Chair is unavailable
    • Steps into role as Chair for the following fiscal year
  • Registration & Membership
    • Provide sign-in sheets for meetings
    • Send out meeting evites and track RSVPs
    • Create nametags for the Catering Showcase, Holiday and Spring Luncheons
  • Secretary
    • Steering Committee Meetings – Takes minutes and distributes to committee
    • Informational Meetings – Takes minutes and distributes them along with presentations to the membership

Those remaining on the Steering Committee and their position for the 2015-2016 term are – Terri Dziomba, Chair;  Lauren Kelly, Treasurer; Celestine Silverman, Event Coordinator; and Don Brown, Webmaster.

If you’d like to learn more about the Steering Committee’s role, feel free to contact anyone of the Steering Committee members with your questions.

Please email your nominations to by May 13th.   We will reach out to all who are nominated to get their approval before we open up the voting.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Spring Luncheon which will be held at The Inn At Penn on Tuesday, May 10th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  This year our keynote speaker will be Tom Sontag, Executive Director, Division of Human Resources.  Please watch your inbox for the evite which will include the menu selections.

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Steering Committee

Dawn MacAdams-MullChairdawnmac@upenn.edu215-746-6369
Crystal AllenCo-Chaircrallen@upenn.edu215-898-2356
Maureen T AbbottTreasurermabbott@upenn.edu215-898-6013
Paul WeidnerSecretaryweidnerp@upenn.edu215-898-1447
Erica CastilloRegistration & Membershipericacas@sas.upenn.edu215-898-0284
Renee SmithEvent Coordinatorjoycers@upenn.edu215-898-3611
Greg DoughertyWebmastergdough@upenn.edu215-746-3021

ABA Steering Committee Box Folder

Benjamin Franklin