Leaders Conference Summary

Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:31 Mike Cantor

Leaders Conference Summary

West Point AOG

Dates: Thursday, Aug 12 – Saturday, August 14



I had the privilege of representing the West Point Society of the Tennessee Valley during the Leaders Conference at AOG in August 2010. The agenda for the conference follows:


Conference Welcome, WPAOG Chairman, Jody Glore ' 69
                                 WPAOG President and CEO, Bob McClure '76

Engaging Every Heart in Gray, WPAOG VP of Alumni Support, Jim Johnston '73

Engaging Grads of Every Generation, Professor Michael Meeks, SFSU -

Director of Communications,  LTC Brian Tribus '92

Luncheon with Guest Speaker COL MaryAnn Cummings ’82, Defense Media Activity-Army

Advancing West Point, Director of Academy Advancement, COL Todd Browne '85

Development Update, WPAOG VP of Development, Kristin Sorenson

Societies, Admissions Update and Meetings with Regional Commanders

Classes, Panel Discussion

Evening BBQ 

Friday, 13 August 

Dean's Update and Panel on Ethics in Academics, COL (P) Tim Trainor '83

Commandant's Briefing and Panel, BG Bill Rapp '84

Athletic Director's Update, Mr. Kevin Anderson

Luncheon with Guest Speaker, LTC Pete Kilner '90, Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning

Class and Society Workshops
     Career Services, Duston Saunders '72
     Class Giving Program, Elena Meskill '99
     Class Reunion Support, Joel Jebb '82 - Reunion Letter
     Connecting Every Heart in Gray, Danielle Sweet 
     Engaging Thru Affinity Programs, Pat Harris '79
     Finding Hearts of Gray, Tom Mulyca '73
     For Us All: "The List" - Priorities, Vivian Shannon
     Leaving a Legacy - Planned Giving 101, Nancy Calhelha
     Partnering with Parents Clubs, Deb Dalton
     Publications Update, Jay Olejniczak '61
     Society Tools of Engagement, Maryellen Picciuto '86
     Who is a Young Grad?, Richard Huh '94

Cocktails and Dinner; Guest Speaker Superintendent LTG David Huntoon '73

Saturday, 14 August 

WPAOG Advisory Council Meeting

Conference Wrap-up

Acceptance Day Parade

Acceptance Day Picnic for Families of the Class of 2014


Recommendations to West Point Society of Tennessee Valley:


There is a critical need for financial support in the Directorate of Cadet Activities. The superintendent has established an endowment that prioritizes the needs of West Point. We, as a Society, will discuss how we can assist West Point in funding an activity. Volunteers will form a committee to match our Society concerns with those of the Superintendent. We will pursue fund-raising efforts that will allow us to donate and assist in the support of this designated activity.


Beat Navy!


Mike Cantor

WP ‘80


WPS of the Tennessee Valley

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