Gilmer Institute of Learning

Gilmer Institute of Learning Trustees

The mission of the Gilmer Institute of Learning is to enhance the purpose and goals of The Society by providing support to our members and chapters through educational opportunities, certifications, training, resources, scholarships and funding. The Gilmer trustees have responsibility in the following areas:

Scholarship & Certification

  • Develop and recommend policies for national NEC scholarships
  • Review applications for national NEC scholarships
  • Manage national NEC scholarship recipients’ requirements and duties
  • Advise chapter boards on NEC scholarships policies and best practices
  • Develop and recommend policies for national CGMP scholarships
  • Review and provide updates to CGMP program, as needed
  • Develop and recommend policies for the CGMP certification/re-certification process
Tecumseh Deloney

Scholarship & Certification Trustee

Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, CGMP
Washington, DC

Jennifer Middleton

Scholarship & Certification Trustee

Jennifer Middleton, CGMP
Sonesta Simply Suites Hunstville
Huntsville, AL


Education & Programming

  • Provide support for chapters’ submissions of monthly programs
  • Advise chapters on government meetings content for monthly programs
  • Provide input on education core competencies
  • Provide input on NEC education session content, speakers and structure
Ellen O'Boyle 

Education & Programming Trustee

Ellen O'Boyle, CGMP
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 

 Danielle Rivenbark

Education & Programming Trustee

Danielle Rivenbark, CGMP
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, NC



  • Organize and promote the annual NEC live and online auctions
  • Assist with solicitation of sponsorships for NEC & other national events
  • Consult and advise chapter fundraiser chairs on best practices
  • Consult with national treasurer to develop new revenue streams
Erica Bradford 

Fundraising Trustee

Erica Bradford, CGMP, GMS
Huntsville/Madison County CVB
Huntsville, AL

Nikki Fisher  

Fundraising Trustee

Nikki Fisher, CGMP
Visit St. Cloud
St. Cloud, MN


Advisory Chair

Annette Wallace

Advisory Chair 

Annette Wallace, CMP, CGMP
Hawthorn Foundation
Jefferson City, MO
Alan Kleinfeld

Education Director

Alan Kleinfeld, MTA, CMM, CMP
703.549.0892, Ext. 102