By Jim Moody, CAE
There are only a handful of cardinal rules in association management: 1) Don't lie to your board. 2) Respect members' time and money. 3) Never forget that members are your members, not your friends.
You'd think those are pretty easy to keep, but I've broken the last one a hundred times over. It's very difficult to work so closely with people and develop a relationship that runs deeper than professional.
Such is the case with Chuck Bankston. I run a risk of singling a particular member out, but it's one I'm willing to make because ...
At a gathering of 200 pro dealers and suppliers in Savannah, Ga., the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) board of directors introduced a new leadership team headed by Chuck Bankston, president of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Ga. The Oct. 24 installation was held during the ProDealer Industry Summit, a three-day event jointly sponsored by the NLBMDA and Home Channel News.