NACE national committees are representative groups of NACE members who work together to offer the NACE national board guidance on programs and policies pertaining to NACE's strategic initiatives. Committee members serve at the discretion of the board and they may review and suggest policies and programs if it they are aligned with the organization's strategic direction. National committee efforts are led by committee chairs, who bring the committees' suggestions to the board for review and approval. Each committee meets at least once a month as well as at the Experience! Conference. The time and commitment our volunteers spend on national endeavors creates an invaluable network of knowledge and expertise to help cultivate an environment of learning and growth for our members and organization as a whole.
NACE National Committees
Interested in serving on a NACE national committee? Complete the volunteer interest form and the committee chair will contact you if space is available.
Chapter Presidents' Council
The chapter presidents' council is comprised of all of the chapter presidents, who serve as the voice of all chapter leaders. They play an integral role in creating training programs and offer support to help them operate appropriately and efficiently.
Catering Sales Manager
Marriott Legacy Town Center
National Education and Certification Committee
The education and certification committee plays an integral part in accomplishing NACE's mission of providing catering and event professionals superior education to enhance career success. The national committee consists of three sub-committees, CPCE certification, Experience! conference and chapter programming.
Committee Chair - In Formation
National Finance Committee
The national finance committee develops and monitors NACE's annual budget, income and expenditures. It is comprised of the president, first vice president, and secretary-treasurer.
National Investment Committee
The national investment committee reviews NACE's financial situation and works on a regular basis with the investment advisor to monitor the association's financial standing and current investment accounts.
Patty Lemke, CPCE, CMP
National Membership Committee
The membership and chapter relations committee provides input, guidance and direction to the NACE national board to help create a community of members that is reflective of the catering and special event industry. The sub-committees of the national committee - awards, member benefits, student relations, students & young professionals, and member leader support - play an integral role in accomplishing NACE's goals to service its current members and chapters as well as expand on its offerings and outreach throughout the country.
Council Chair - In Formation
National Nominations Committee
The national nominations committee upholds the standards and integrity of NACE's national election process. They coordinate election efforts, review all potential candidates for elections to ensure they meet the minimum criteria required for each position and conduct the election process at the Experience! Conference, where elections take place every two years.
Greg Casella, CPCE