NAMA CEO Carla Balakgie Featured On CEO Update's Association Newsmakers

April 1, 2015

(CHICAGO) March 31, 2015 — NAMA announced today that President and CEO Carla Balakgie is featured in a new interview from CEO Update’s “Association Newsmakers.”

“Association Newsmakers” is an influential interview show distributed widely amongst the highest levels of association management and related stakeholders. Balakgie joins high profile CEOs including Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation; Tim Pawlenty, Financial Services Roundtable; Dawn Sweeney, National Restaurant Association and Susan Neely, American Beverage Association, all of whom have been featured on the program.

“Carla’s interview focuses on NAMA’s public relations efforts to shape the image of the refreshment services industry,” said Roni Moore, NAMA Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. “Media coverage like this is an extension of our commitment to overall proactive media relations and targeted Washington, D.C. efforts, working to enhance NAMA’s credentials and visibility, an important component of coalition building for our industry.”

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Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1800 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn


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