President’s Message

May 12, 2021

Dear IAdCA Friends and Volunteers:

As previously mentioned, our number one priority is the safety of our IAdCA friends and volunteers, while at the same time providing meaningful up-to-date content to help you stay relevant in our changing industry. As such, last month we successfully hosted our first ever virtual annual conference, and it was a grand slam! Our virtual conference was designed to provide a “live” conference experience and was packed with a similar type of live conference format you have been accustomed to over the years, such as our most favored session, the Regulator Panel discussion, along with a Keynote Speaker and breakout session selections.

For those of you who were able to join us, a huge “Thank You” for your participation as we charted the uncertain virtual waters together. We saw many familiar attendees as well as an increase of roughly 45% of new attendees, which is awesome!

Speaking of awesome, we welcome three new Board Members to our Board of Directors, and two new Officers. Please welcome Laurie Paulos as our new Vice President and Jaclyn Del Valle as our new Secretary. Please also join us in welcoming Chris Britto, Amanda Gardner, and Jamie Myers as new Board members. I am extremely pleased to mention that for the first time in IAdCA history, we have a total of 13 Board of Directors. We hope you will decide to take a more prominent part in IAdCA, which starts at serving on a committee. Please reach out to me if you are interested in participating in a committee and I will help get you plugged in.

So, what is next for you and IAdCA? We are excited to announce we are slated to go live again for our 20th Annual Conference Celebration April 20-22, 2022 at none other than the infamous, luxurious “Pink Palace” boasting a pristine private beach… The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, FL.

I want to personally thank each and every one of our veterans, new friends, vendors, and speakers for your continued support and commitment to IAdCA. As I have mentioned before, without you, IAdCA would not exist. Through our organization, we get the opportunity to connect with other industry professionals facing similar challenges and sharing wins with each other.  This helps fuel our energy and ability to do what we do in our specific job functions. As such, I cannot stress enough how much I am looking forward to connecting with you and other industry professionals at our 2022 annual conference at The Don. It is going to be EPIC!

Have a Happy and Safe Summer!


Heidi Pemberton

IAdCA President