Inaugural Awards to Honor SPIN Members
SPINCon’s first Rosie Awards were given to planners Tom Anderson, CMP and Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP for their contributions to SPIN. The award, a giant silver cup signifying that with SPIN our cups always overflow with support from one another, is in recognition of SPIN volunteers who have gone above and beyond with their dedication to the organization.
“Rosie Ledesma-Bernaducci, CMP, was an early supporter of SPIN and was a firm believer in giving back,” said SPIN founder Shawna Suckow, CMP. “When she took her life a few years ago, we all were devastated. She was the impetus that led us to change the format of our conference (SPINCon) to focus on the whole individual, not just the business side.”
This Year’s Recipients
Tom Anderson, CMP, with Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) has been a SPIN member since its inception. He founded the San Diego branch of SPIN, which has grown to a group of nearly 100 strong with consistently high-rated programming. Tom recently launched the Arizona branch of SPIN and is looking to add two more branches in the Southwest in 2019.
Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP, owner of TML Services in Florida, has also been a SPIN supporter since the early days 10 years ago. Terry, an avid writer, was the SPIN newsletter editor for more than 6 years. Both Tom and Terry also have been honored as recipients of SPIN’s “40 Over 40” award. They both currently serve on SPIN’s Advisory Board.
SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network launched a year-long celebration for its 10th birthday in November. SPIN is the world’s largest association for senior-level planners. Last year, SPIN expanded to include suppliers who have at least 10 years of experience to join their ranks.