The 2017 CFCNCA celebrated its annual Leadership Conference on Monday, Sept. 25. Hundreds of campaign workers joined together at the Ronald Reagan Building to learn more about this year's campaign, hear best practices and be inspired to Show Some Love. Attendees had the privilege to hear from the following speakers:
- Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development (video keynote address)
- Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- Vince Micone, Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC)
- Marcus Glasgow, Operations Specialist, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
- Captain Alvin Shell, Jr., Retired U.S. Army, Iraq War Veteran, Department of Homeland Security
2016 CFCNCA Heroes
Every year, the Office of Personnel Management recognizes campaigns and volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the CFC through their dedication and creativity. The CFC Hero Awards are given to the campaign's "unsung heroes" who made significant differences and demonstrated leadership qualities in their campaign.
In 2016, all three CFCNCA nominees received the national CFC Hero Award and were honored during the Leadership Conference. These three individuals continue to go the extra mile to help our campaign succeed.
Ms. JeanMarie Komyathy, National Credit Union Association
JeanMarie Komyathy is like a one-woman baseball team when it comes to the CFC - serving as a captain to motivate the team, a coach to map out strategic direction and an MVP on the field. She served as the head of the agency's newly formed social responsibility working group to coordinate the agency’s Feds Feed Families and CFC campaigns.
Under her leadership, the group’s enthusiasm flowed throughout the NCUA and led to increased interest and participation, they had the most successful live auction ever, a new event- a mocktail party, and new marketing tools to include the first ever NCUA CFC mascot, Charitable Fed Charlie who was frequently featured in internal marketing and through CFCNCA’s social media postings. She not only supports the great work of the CFC and Feds Feeds Families, she also serves as a national board member and officer for the Tri Sigma Foundation and actively supports the work of the March Of Dimes with her time, talent, and treasure.
Mr. Tom Crispell, Central Intelligence Agency
This hero served as a loaned executive and campaign manager for the past six years. While serving as a CFC loaned executive, he played a pivotal role in personally securing senior leadership participation and workforce engagement. He is known as the “super campaign manager” for all that he does for the campaign. He personally drafted senior workforce communications, managed a team of 25 coordinators, trained over 2,000 keyworkers and arranged for a very special keynote speaker for the 2016 campaign, jeopardy host, Alex Trebek.
All of his innovative plans led to a 15% increase over the previous year, turning around the decline in past giving trends. He was also one of the “faces” of the 2016 Show Some Love CFCNCA marketing materials.
Ms. Stephanie Pettway, Department of Defense
She is a civilian employee serving as the special program coordinator for the DOD voluntary campaigns office, benefits and work-life division at Washington headquarters services and is responsible for ensuring the success of the CFC within DOD in the National Capital Area. In this role, she leads the team of DOD loaned executives; plans and executes the DOD kickoff, Secretary of Defense CFC awards ceremony, charity fairs and other training and events. She developed a DOD CFC website and routinely tracks and reports progress to senior DOD leadership.
Over her entire federal career, she has been an active participant in the CFC. She served as campaign manager for the Defense Contract Management Agency and used her innovative and creative talents to create gift baskets to be used as incentives which drew hundreds of potential donors to CFC events. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to helping others led the DOD to surpass its goal in 2016. She has been the glue on the DOD CFC management team!