Happy New Year!
Let's just say it; we are looking forward to a new year! What a year 2020 has been at PPW!
Together, we were able to accomplish some amazing things. We were able to create a great virtual Image Competition and enjoy a fun President's Banquet, where we celebrated successes and accomplishments. We moved forward in ways that we didn't know we could, pushing the envelope and trying new things.
With all of your support we have been able to have a successful Fall Conference and an abundance of virtual meetings throughout the year. Our Board members and committees have been busy behind the scenes - continuing to increase the value and benefits of PPW.
It has been a wild ride and although I have eagerly closed the book on 2020, I will forever remember the sacrifices that were made and the terrible losses that were endured by many.
I feel very fortunate to have weathered the storm with many of you, my PPW family, and look forward with optimism and hope in the new year.
May 2021 bless you with health, wealth and happiness.
Leadership of PPW
The governing body of the Professional Photographers of Washington, Inc. is a Board. The Board shall consist of an Executive Board composed of the elected Officers of the Association, the Immediate Past President, plus an elected District Representative from each District of the PPW as set forth in the PPW Bylaws.
The President, with the help and approval of the Board, shall appoint all Committee Chairs of this Association and committees are for advisory purposes only, but are always available for additional help or further questions.
Kari J. Stuckey
Citations & Merits Chair
Julie Fitzpatrick (2018- current)
Life Member Chair
2020/21 Conference Chair
Districts and district Representatives
Washington is divided into four districts which are made up of the following counties, except where noted otherwise:
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA COUNCILORS IN WASHINGTON STATE
PPW is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America and the councilors represent them and can answer any questions about PPA.
PPA is truly a member-owned and member-run organization. PPA members govern the organization through representatives in the PPA Council. Council members are:
• Prepared to handle Association business, which may include Bylaws and Adopted Procedure changes and the election of the PPA Board of Directors and/or its nominating Committee.
Elected Councilor Position #1
Rich Breshears, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP
Elected Councilor Position #2
Chris Wooley, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP
Elected Councilor Position #3
Marie Martineau-Sandberg, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP
CPP Liaisons for Washington
Certification Liaisons know the PPA certification program inside and out. The liaison acts as a spokesperson for certification, assisting candidates and existing certified photographers as an expert and source of information. Liaisons must maintain their certification and PPA Membership and are entrusted with responsibilities to the committee to maintain the integrity of the program