SFMA Conference track to focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The 2023 SFMA Conference in Salt Lake City will feature seven education tracks – one of which will focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

On Tuesday, January 17, from 2 – 3:15 p.m., the DEI track will feature a panel that will include Amy Fouty, CSFM, fi eld consultant, The Motz Group; Lynda Wightman, retired vendor/supplier industry relations manager, Hunter Industries; Abby McNeal, CSFM, CPRP, parks superintendent, city of Louisville, Colo.; Leah Withrow, head groundskeeper, Reno Aces; Victoria Wallace, extension educator, University of Connecticut; Kaylin Dillon, CFP, financial advisor; and Eddie Jones, lead organizational development specialist. They will discuss “Taking it to the Next Level – Advice from Industry Veterans on Growth and Development.”

“Successful careers do not just happen, they are intentionally developed through goal setting, planning, execution, continuous review and improvements,” said Fouty. “The panel is comprised of individuals who have real-world experience to map out a variety of aspects of what it means to have a successful career. From your first job to your retirement, the session will provide some information to assist attendees at any point along their process.”

On Thursday, January 19, from 8-10 a.m., Fouty; Sarah Martin, CSFM; Maritza Martinez; and Sun Roesslein, CSFM, will present “Volunteering for Sports Field Events.”