“We’re therefore delighted to have recruited a manager of Chris’s calibre and are confident that our members will quickly feel the positive effects of his expertise,” says Steffens.
Smith was the Digital & Screen Printing Association (DSPA) executive secretary for eight years, responsible for all communications with members regarding member services, the organisation of national council and annual general meetings, and the production of association budgets.
At FESPA he will be responsible for co-ordinating, planning and managing new projects and membership services for FESPA’s 27 national associations, which Smith says he is looking forward to.
“My involvement with the DSPA and with other national associations at both secretaries’ meetings and general assemblies, has given me a real understanding of the issues that associations face,” he says. “I’m therefore very much looking forward to working closely with FESPA’s national associations and to using my experience to support FESPA’s members by promoting existing services and developing new member initiatives.”