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Pennsylvania Chapter Leaders

President - John Bechtel, The Pennsylvania State University

Vice President - Daniel Marcinko, University of Pittsburgh

Secretary - Andrew Reilly, Carnegie Mellon University

Treasurer - Todd Webber, The Pennsylvania State University


Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-PA Chapter with your fresh ideas, to update your contact information, join the leadership committee, or just stay connected for all the latest chapter happenings. We appreciate your support and participation!


09/09/2019 06:00PM - 09/10/2019 04:00PM
Location: State College, PA


The 2019 COAA-PA Fall Workshop will be held in State College on September 10 at The Penn Stater. Registration fee includes access to a pre-workshop reception at Champs Downtown the evening before and the all day workshop. This event is a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues, learn best practices, and help improve industry performance. The workshop is promising to provide outstanding educational and networking opportunities. 

The Workshop Keynote presentation, “The Margin of Excellence” will be presented by author, speaker, and consultant Joe Battista.

"When we think of a "Margin of Excellence" it usually refers to making a difference in fundraising efforts or increasing profit margins in business.  You will look at it in a whole new way as a measure of the courage it takes to make great decisions.  At the margin, at the moment of a critical decision point when the pressure is on, what will you, as a leader, manager, employee, parent, or friend do to be a positive difference maker?  Will you have the COURAGE to make the tough calls at the right moments?"

The Attendees Will Learn …
•     To not to be afraid to make decisions…or mistakes.
•     To Check your ego at the door and show humility.
•     To be willing to get yourself and your people out of their comfort zones.
•     To be problem “preventers” first, problem “solvers” second!
•     To be willing to improvise, adapt, and overcome adversity.
All attendees will receive a signed copy of Joe's book The Power of Pragmatic Passion!

Registration Info

Registration Type Early Rate After 8/13/2019
Owner Member $ 70.00 $ 90.00
Associate Member $ 90.00 $110.00
Owner Non-member $ 80.00 $100.00
Associate Non-member $150.00 $170.00
Cancellation Policy: No cancellations after September 1; substitutions are permitted.