This year has truly been an eventful time for all of us. Hopefully many of you were able to reopen and run your businesses again and I sincerely hope you all are adapting, staying safe and doing well.
The Executive Board is working hard to bring new ideas and solutions to our membership. With the creation of a Marketing Committee we are analyzing our website layout/content, increasing social media presence and focusing on what we can do to make PPW ‘the place’ for photographers.
We’ve received great feedback from our Image Competition, virtual meetings and surveys all while keeping focus on our mission to foster and inspire a community of photographers through education and professional standards.
We are excited about the upcoming changes and look forward to sharing them with the membership. As always, we welcome your feedback, suggestions and encourage you to get involved and volunteer.
Enjoy your summer and stay healthy and safe.
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