Chapter President Profile:
Lori Brown, CPP
Washington Metro Area Chapter

As President of the Washington Metro Area Chapter, Lori Brown, CPP, hopes to make a lasting, positive impact.

"I've fulfilled many roles within the chapter over the years," Brown says. "I feel like now I have the time and a good understanding of all aspects of the chapter. I hope to rekindle the spirit of payroll throughout our chapter. I also want to pass the torch to the next generation."

Brown has worked to define obtainable goals for the chapter to achieve, including growing its membership. The Washington Metro Area Chapter uses social media, its website, emails, newsletters, videos, postcards, and word of mouth to recruit and engage new members. Brown also strives to be a positive voice for the chapter.

Brown is proud of the educational opportunities the chapter provides, such as one-day classes, study groups, and its workforce development day. She is also proud of the chapter's members.

"WMAC is unique because we live in a fast-paced metropolitan area that is filled with traffic and politics, but somehow our dedicated volunteers continue to show up on time and deliver," she explains.

The Washington Metro Area Chapter is active in its community. Chapter members have participated in many community outreach programs such as Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery; Birthday Blessing, a local D.C. metropolitan area charity that helps ensure every child has a wrapped birthday gift; Capital Area Food Bank; and many different charity walks over the years.

For Brown, serving as Chapter President is a rewarding experience.

"The greatest reward for me is giving back to the community that helped me achieve my career goals and helped me break through the ceiling I had reached," she says. "I want to help others reach those same goals and breaking of the ceiling."

Serving as Chapter President has also had a positive impact on Lori's career.

"Serving as a Chapter President shows that you are dedicated to the payroll profession, demonstrates your ability to lead a team and that you have a network of professionals to draw from when needed," Brown said. "These are great resume-builders and show a path of success."

Congrats, 2017 Chapter Contest Winners!

Every chapter that participated in the 2017 chapter contests is appreciated for its hard work and team spirit.

2017 Chapter of the Year Contest Winners
1st Place: Atlanta Chapter
2nd Place: Chicago Chapter
3rd Place: Greater Milwaukee Chapter

Honorable Mentions:
Denver Chapter Payroll Association
Greater Nashville Chapter
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

2017 Gavel Awards
Innovator: Dallas Chapter
Mentor: Northstar Chapter
Facilitator: Alamo Chapter of the APA
Communicator: Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter

2017 Chapters' Choice Winner
Atlanta Chapter

2017 Chapter Pictorial Contest Winners
1st Place: Houston Chapter
2nd Place: Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter
3rd Place: Sacramento Valley Chapter
Honorable Mention: Greater Nashville Chapter

2017 Best Chapter Website Contest Winners
1st Place: Western Pennsylvania Chapter
2nd Place: Silicon Valley Chapter
3rd Place: Richmond Chapter
Honorable Mention: Greater Milwaukee Chapter

2017 Best Statewide or Regional Meeting Contest Winners
1st Place: Texas Payroll Conference, "Take a Bite Out of Payroll"
Alamo Chapter of the APA
CenTex Chapter
Dallas Chapter
Fort Worth Chapter
Houston Chapter
Texas Bluebonnet Chapter of the APA
The Woodlands Chapter of the APA

2nd Place: Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference, "Surfing Through Payroll"
Charles Town West Virginia Chapter
Colonial Capital Chapter of the APA
Hampton Roads Chapter

Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the APA
Southwest Virginia Chapter of the APA
Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter

3rd Place: Tennessee Statewide Payroll Conference, "It's Payroll Time in Tennessee"
Chattanooga Chapter
East Tennessee Payroll Association
Greater Nashville ChapterMemphis Chapter

Honorable Mention: Wisconsin Statewide Payroll Conference, "Road Trip"
Chippewa Valley Chapter
Greater Madison Area Chapter
Greater Milwaukee Chapter
Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

NPW Contests

It's time to show your NPW spirit and participate in the 2017 NPW Contests. Make sure to have fun and properly prepare when planning NPW events and contest entries. The many NPW contests you could enter are:

Just for Chapters:
Chapter Promotion Contest
Chapter Photo Contest
National Education Champions Contest
Educational Outreach and Community Service Contest
Local Media Outreach
Local Government Outreach

For Individuals and Groups:
Individual Activity Contest

For Everyone:
Online Survey Promotion Contest

When purchasing NPW merchandise, remind your chapter members to select your chapter name from the drop-down menu in the NPW online store in order to win the Chapter Promotion Contest. The deadline for purchases to go toward the contest count is August 25. For more information on the Chapter Promotion Contest and other NPW Contests, click here.

Chapter Memo

Is your chapter planning on entering the Local Government Outreach Contest? Here are a few tips on how to request/receive those proclamations.

  • Go to the Request a Proclamation page to download the proclamation request packet.
  • Follow up with the local governments by emailing or calling them after two weeks of the request packet being sent out.
  • If you know someone who works for the government, see if that person can lend you a helping hand in obtaining the proclamation.
Wanting to enter an NPW Contest? Check out the National Payroll Week Contests page for more information about contest deadlines and rules.

If you have any questions about the National Payroll Week Contests, please contact the Chapter Relations Department at [email protected] or 210-226-4600.


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