ISABELLA FINNELL, MBA
for DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & EDUCATION
Board of Directors
MEMBER SINCE: 2017
OFFICE(S) HELD: n/a
COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT: Strategic Partnerships (2017-present)
I would like to run for office because NACE has become a very large part of my life in the last 1.5 years I have been a member. I would like to see the NACE New Orleans chapter make more of an impact on the national level.
I think the greatest strength that I bring to NACE are my communication skills, which is very important for this role. The position’s responsibilities needs many of the skills I use every day. These skills and responsibilities include on-site coordination, communicating needs with internal and external groups, and using creativity to develop new and exciting concepts.
Area for improvement: I am a very amiable person so I do not like to be assertive or directive. In this role, I plan to always keep an objective outlook to ensure all parties involved have a win-win situation whenever possible.
I feel that the three most important areas to address during my NACE tenure are to
Bring in new speakers that can do talks that address all the different types of members we have.
Continue to encourage members to get their CPCEs.
Bring increase awareness of NACE and an national association as a whole, and not just in New Orleans.
I would like our chapter to win more awards at conference. I think putting together a strategic plan to identify and target certain members for awards and helping them develop the perfect pitch to help them win. I would like other chapters to know that New Orleans really have their pulse on the industry.