Consider Writing for The Property Professional

NPMA Newsflash
Vol. 2017, Issue 38 September 27, 2017
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Writing Makes You Smarter- So Consider Writing for
The Property Professional!

I recently read an article in Inc. magazine titled “Writing More Will Make You Smarter.” The author argues that everyone is full of ideas they aren’t aware of, and the only way to really take the time to understand them is to write them out. One of the main reasons that I write is for a very similar reason- I believe it keeps me “sharp”. The author’s perspective made sense to me, and I immediately thought of our authors of The Property Professional.

We are fortunate to have fantastic writers in NPMA who provide varied points of view on interesting and diverse topics. This helps keep The Property Professional compelling and informative. We are always looking for new writers, too, who provide fresh points of view on topics relevant to our asset and fleet management industry.

If you haven’t considered writing for The Property Professional you should! Think you have an interesting idea or point-of-view but not sure where to start? Or are you interested in writing but have no idea how to develop a topic or how to create an outline that will help you begin writing? Reach out to us at The Property Professional because we can help! We regularly work with our authors to define topics, compile writing outlines, and provide input and advice that leads to a strong and compelling published article.

To begin the conversation, reach out to Meg Lombardo, our Managing Editor, and set up a time to talk. You have an interesting perspective- so why not share it?

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NPMA Fall Education Seminar Confirms Keynote Speaker,
Sheriff Sally Hernandez

Register for the Fall Education Seminar November 15-16, 2017 in Austin, Texas and benefit from a wealth of knowledge from professionals in Contract Property, University/Medical, and State & Local Government in addition to hearing from keynote speaker, Sheriff Sally Hernandez, from Travis County, Texas.

Elected in November, 2016, Sally Hernandez is currently serving her first term as Sheriff of Travis County, Texas. Uniquely qualified for such a challenging leadership role, Hernandez has worked in Law Enforcement for nearly 35 years; 30 of which have been in Travis County.

Hernandez started her career in Law Enforcement in 1981, in Llano, TX as a night dispatcher. In 1988, she moved to Austin and served as a deputy with the Precinct Three Constable’s Office. In 1992, she was hired as a Sergeant Investigator for Travis County District Attorney’s Office. In 2005, Hernandez advanced to Chief of Investigations.

In 2013, Hernandez took office as Travis County Constable Precinct Three. During her tenure as Constable, her office was recognized by a number of law enforcement municipalities in her jurisdiction for outstanding service and partnership.

Hernandez took office as Sheriff, January 1, 2017 and holds the distinction of being one of only six women who currently serve as sheriff in the state of Texas. Her career achievements have garnered special recognition and awards from Rotarian Clubs of Austin, Greater Southwest Optimist Club of Austin and the Texas District and County Attorneys Association to name a few. She is also a member of many prestigious law enforcement associations including the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, Capital Area Law Enforcement Executive Association, Texas Jail Association, Fraternal Order of Police and FBI-LEEDA.

Learn more about the Fall Education Seminar!


We are “Kickin’ it up in Austin!” Special Grants Have Been Approved for the Fall Education Seminar

NPMA Foundation: Fall Education Seminar APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

There is still time to apply for grant funding for the FES in Austin. Even if you have reached your lifetime limit, or may not meet the criteria for a typical Foundation grant, we are accepting applications from all NPMA members. First come – First served! Applications must be submitted by October 10th. You could be “kickin’ it up in Austin” along with us!

The 2017 Fall Education Seminar (FES) is scheduled November 15-16 in Austin, Texas.

Learn more here! 

2017 Literary Award Winners

At the 2017 National Education Seminar, the following authors were recognized for their outstanding article contributions to The Property Professional magazine. Digital archives of these article are available on the NPMA website. Congratulations to all!

Editor's Choice Awards:

1st Place

  • “A Historical and Conceptual Framework for putting ‘Accountability’ back into ‘Property’” by David L. Ladouceur, CPPM

Honorable Mentions

  •  “Understanding Property Management’s Impact on the Financial Statements” by Arthur Kurland, CPPA
  • “The Most Common Misconception about IUID and RFID Compliance” by Pat Jacklets, CPPM, CF
  • “Turning Stress to Success- A Property Audit Survival Guide” by Brandon Kriner, CPPM, CF
  • “How Do You Value Your Capital Assets?” by William M. Love, CPPM
  • “Tomorrow’s Future Is Here Today- The Influence Drones Have on Logistics and Asset Management” by Jonathan Kime, CPPS

Reader's Choice Awards:

1st Place

  • “Turning Stress to Success- A Property Audit Survival Guide” by Brandon Kriner, CPPM, CF

2nd Place

  • “Understanding Property Management’s Impact on the Financial Statements” by Arthur Kurland, CPPA

3rd Place

  • “Subcontractor Control- Breaking Down the Requirement” by Brandon Kriner, CPPM, CF

NES 2017 Presentations are Online

Copies of the presentations from 2017 NES Workshops are now available for download on the NPMA website! You will need to be logged in to your NPMA account in order to view these files.

Free Webinar - Medical Equipment Planning and Tracking in
Hospital Activation

The NPMA Hospitals and Medical Facilities SIG is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, September 28 from 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern.

Presented by Mr. Will Toler, this presentation will discuss Medical Equipment Planning and Tracking in Hospital Activation. Those that are interested in participating should email for inclusion on the invite.

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