Message From Your Region 3 Representatives: Dianne Estes and Astara Crews

Pros and More Pros of Becoming A Chapter Officer

Dianne Estes and Astara Crews, Region 3 – Mid-Atlantic NAB Representatives


It is that time of the year again when Chapters nationwide are preparing for Officer nominations. The AAPC Local Chapters provide a multitude of opportunities to grow professionally. No matter the title (i.e., President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Development or Education Officer) you will be in a unique position to build leadership skills.
Here are some other pros of being a Chapter Officer:

  1. Create Connections
    Being a Chapter Officer will allow you to build your network with the members in your chapter. This may seem small, but ultimately beneficial for one’s career growth.
  2. Be Involved in Planning Events
    In a Chapter Officer position, you gain an insurmountable amount of event planning experience through the coordination of chapter meetings, and so much more! Being an Officer provides a great chance to enhance your event planning skills and while contributing to a fun yet educational experience for fellow members.
  3. AAPC Member Engagement
    Officer positions gives you the ability to reach out to fellow Chapter members and receive access to opportunities for yourself and your chapter.  This could include speaker engagement, mentorship, potential work opportunities and so much more!
  4. Officer Benefits
    Benefits include discounts on HEALTHCON and regional conferences. As well as low-cost continuing education units (CEUs).

Still unsure whether you should apply for a position in your chapter?  Talk to the current officers.  They are always willing to share their experiences and will more than likely be willing to guide you through the process, so you don’t feel as if you are doing it alone.

Alex McKinley

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Alex McKinley is AAPC’s senior marketing communications manager. Prior to his work at AAPC he worked in the tax and accounting industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from the University of Utah.

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