Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for establishing the award categories as well as the criteria for each category to ensure that all TMAC media members have an opportunity to participate. The Committee is also responsible for sourcing, vetting and liaising with the judges (non-TMAC members) as well as facilitating the Awards component of the Annual Conference and AGM.

For more information or to join the Awards Committee, contact Tracy Ford.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible all internal and external communications to and/or about TMAC members and membership. Publications include TMAC Travels (published bi-monthly) and the Annual Report. It is also responsible for vetting and scheduling all e-mail blasts to TMAC members. Other duties include the building  of the TMAC brand as well as the content management of the website, including recommendations for future site development. From time to time, the Communications Committee will be called upon to write and distribute press releases about TMAC for external distribution.

For more information, or to join the Communications Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is currently comprised of four TMAC media and industry members as well as the Conference host. In addition to helping develop the overall program for the upcoming conference, the conference committee is also responsible for developing and editing a comprehensive RFP and overseeing the selection process for the purpose of securing future hosts.

For more information, or to join the Conference Committee, contact Guy Theriault.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is always chaired by the Treasurer and is responsible for the fiscal health of the organization in conjunction with the Executive Director. This includes reviewing quarterly statements, preparing budgets and approving extraordinary expenses, as required.

For more information, or to join the Finance Committee, contact Dale Dunlop.

Future Host Committee

This newly-formed committee is responsible for preparing the bid document and identifying and contacting destinations for future conferences.

For more information, or to join the Future Host Committee, contact Melody Wren or Jerry Grymek.

Governance & Ethics Committee

The Governance & Ethics Committee is responsible for ensuring that TMAC operates under its current By-law, makes recommended changes to By-law, as required, and deal with any issues arising from a member-specific issue.

For more information, or to join the Governance & Ethics Committee, contact Dale Dunlop.

Industry Membership Committee

The Industry Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing membership criteria to ensure it is relevant and current as well as reviewing all industry applications to ensure all criteria for membership have been met. This involves checking references and material submitted. Once vetted and accepted, the President, Chapter Chair and Executive Director officially welcome each member.

For more information, or to join the Industry Membership Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.

Media Membership Committee

The Media Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing membership criteria to ensure it is relevant and current as well as reviewing all media applications to ensure all criteria for membership have been met. This involves checking references and material submitted. Once vetted and accepted, the President, Chapter Chair and Executive Director officially welcome each member.

For more information, or to join the Media Membership Committee, contact Yashy Murphy.

Membership Benefits Committee

The Membership Benefits Committee sources partnerships with service providers (i.e., car rentals, hotels, etc.) and manufacturers or retailers who will offer preferred pricing for TMAC members that add value and differentiate TMAC from other associations. Other initiatives include the ongoing updating of the Editors’ List and access to other great resources (such as job posts, etc.) and association/joint initiatives.

For more information, or to join the Membership Benefits Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is responsible for ensuring recruiting members to volunteer to serve on the National Board for whatever positions are available.

For more information, or to join the Nominations Committee, contact Dale Dunlop.

Professional Development Committee (Conference)

The Professional Development Committee (Conference) co-ordinates all PD efforts, including seminars, panels and workshops offered at the National AGM and Conference. This task includes gathering ideas for potential speakers, contacting speakers and finalizing speaking arrangements, as well as coordinating volunteers to be greeters and moderators. 

For more information, or to join the Professional Development Committee, contact Guy Theriault.

Professional Development Committee (National)

This newly formed committee The Professional Development Committee co-ordinates all national PD efforts, including seminars, panels and workshops offered throughout the year  through online webinars and co-ordination of joint events with like-minded associations.

For more information, or to join the Professional Development Committee, contact Marc Smith.

Social Media Committee

The Social Committee is responsible for TMAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. In addition to the development of social media guidelines for TMACers, the Committee also reviews and recommends what topics to promote on an ongoing basis. Based on a master schedule, each member is responsible for one week per month managing one or more accounts based on time availability, knowledge and personal specialties.

For more information, or to join the Social Media Committee, contact Yashy Murphy or Marc Smith.

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for recruiting sponsorship support both for the conference and throughout the year to help support TMAC initiatives that provide visible member benefits (i.e., Awards, PD, etc.)

For more information, or to join the Sponsorship Committee, contact Jerry Grymek.

Volunteer Committee

The primary role of the Volunteer Committee is to work with Committee Chairs and Co-chairs to recruit volunteers, assess time commitments and skill sets and match these with the resources required by each Committee.

For more information, or to join the Volunteer Committee, contact Elizabeth Kerr.