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PPA's New Membership Director Steps Up - PPA Today

PPA's New Membership Director Steps Up


After hundreds of resumes and numerous interviews, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) welcomes a new Membership Director for its 22,000+ professional photographer members: Christel Aprigliano. She, like PPA itself, is passionate about helping members stay successful.

"Our membership has seen unprecedented growth over the last six years--the kind of growth of which most associations dream. Choosing the right addition to our leadership team is serious business, and we feel very certain that Christel is the right person to help move us forward now," comments David Trust, PPA's CEO.

Aprigliano replaces long-time Membership Director J. Alexander (Al) Hopper. Originally from New England, her upbeat personality and strong willpower led her through varying experiences before coming to PPA. She earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and her graduate degree from the University of Maryland's European Division. This international flavor fed into Aprigliano's employment with several national and international companies, including Nabisco and Equifax. In addition, she gained non-profit experience as the Executive Director of The Villages Chamber of Commerce. Along with her well-tested skills, she had the benefit of working with Hopper as PPA's Member Services Manager.

"PPA has a long, successful history of providing protection, education, and resources for its members. I am excited and honored to be a part of this, and I look forward to helping our members stay successful," says Aprigliano.

"In terms of growing membership, improving customer experience, and visioning for the future, there are people who 'get it' and people who just don't. Christel is definitely one of those people who 'gets it,' which is a pretty rare commodity," added Trust. "I think she'll take us further, faster than we have ever gone before. Ultimately, our members will be the beneficiaries."

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