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Charitable Fundraising Committee

Co-chairs: Doug and David Hunt, Owner's Management Company
Staff liaison: Tracie Seed, Director of Marketing & Communications

Plans strategies and methods for generating as much money as possible for TSSA’s annual charitable fundraising for the Shriners Hospitals for Children--Galveston. Members solicit donations of items and find ways to encourage members to support the cause.

Communications Committee

Chair: Robb DeJean
Liaisons: Jennifer Jones, Managing Editor, Self-Storage News, Tracie Seed, Director of Marketing & Communications

Makes recommendations to the Board with feedback from the TSSA staff for changes to printed and electronic publication formats; helps determine editorial calendar and content; helps solicit or contribute articles. Will also help direct TSSA in communicating the value proposition of membership. Occasionally reviews TSSA's magazine, website, blog posts and/or other publications/communication items and provides feedback.

2019 Conference Committee

Chair: John Manes, Pinnacle Storage Properties

Staff liaison: Sonnia Montemayor, Director of Education
Responsible for determining the session topics and marketing of the annual conference in The Woodlands October 13-15, 2019.  With a primary focus of increasing attendance and offering quality educational choices, this group makes recommendations to the board and staff regarding session topics and speakers.

Education Committee 

Chair: Jeanne Dube, Solid Ground Storage
Staff liaison: Sonnia Montemayor, Director of Education
Makes recommendations to the board regarding new and existing education programs for the Association. Makes recommendations for changes in TSSA-sponsored education after reviewing feedback from attendees. Develops new coursework and curricula as needed. Creates the vision regarding the number and type of seminars or other educational offerings to help establish the annual calendar of educational events.


Task Forces focus on achieving shorter-term goals or projects and typically wrap up with the project.

Bylaws Revisions

Chair: Robert Loeb
Staff liaison: Ginny Sutton, Executive Director
This task force will dig into the governing documents for the Association and draft/recommend revisions to the board of directors.

Dues Restructure/Electronic Lease Subscriptions

Co-chairs: Paul Glover, Chris Martin
Staff liaison: Ginny Sutton, Executive Director
Focused on licensing the electronic version of the TSSA lease and other forms for the first time, this task force will recommend pricing, licensing and compliance procedures to the board of directors.

Government Affairs/Legislative Actions

Cop-chairs: Amy Nolan and April Young
Staff liaison: Ginny Sutton, Executive Director
One of our most important task forces, the Government Affairs/Legislative Actions task force works with TSSA's lobbying team to read and give feedback on all filed legislation flagged as potentially impacting the self-storage industry. Task force members may also be asked to interact directly with legislators or to testify at a committee hearing.

Independent Operators Training

Chair: Jeanne Dube
Staff liaison: Sonnia Montemayor, Director of Education
This task force will help survey and assess the needs of smaller, independent operator members and help determine what educational resources need to be added.

Large Operators Training

Chair: Matt Janes
Staff liaison: Sonnia Montemayor, Director of Education
After discussion and assessment, this group recommends the educational offerings at the Executive Retreat and the annual conference track geared toward larger self-storage operators. Typically the task force members are all larger operators.

Member Outreach/Marketing and Member Benefits

Chair: John Manes
Staff liaisons: Tracie Seed, Director of Marketing & Communications and Kay Davis, Director of Membership
A new task force, this group of volunteers will make recommendations about how to to better communicate with and market services, events and products to members.  The group will help create a specific value proposition for TSSA membership and reviews potential new member benefits.

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Staff Liaisons:
Kay Davis, Director of Membership
Sonnia Montemayor, Director of Education
Tracie Seed, Director of Marketing and Communications
Ginny Sutton, Executive Director

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