APRA History: 1996
APRA board votes to change organization status to 501(c)(6), a professional organization.
Paulette Persinger, President
Shelley Brown, First Vice President/Corporate Membership Director
Diane Crane, Chapter Services Director
Katharine Fultz, Professional Development Director
Napoleon Hendrix, Second Vice President/Conference Chair
Michel Hudson, Member Services Director
Margo Knight, Treasurer
Christine Lockmon, Communications Director
Jon Thorsen, Secretary
August 21–24, 1996
650 attend Oceans of Information: The Next Wave in San Diego, California, the first conference with Track Chairs.
- Keynotes: Douglas Lawson, Chairman & CEO of Lawson Associates; and Duane Day, Founder and Principal of Day & Associates
- Conference Volunteers: Napoleon Hendrix, Conference Chair; Kim Signoret, Co-Chair; Steve Peckler, Model Librarian; Marsha Kraus, Computer Lab; Track Chairs were Randy Bunney, Edward D'Antoni, Suzanne Silletto, Catherine Terrones, Jon Thorsen and David Tseklenis
- Writing Award: Carolyn Kourofsky, "The Rich are Different: What Prospect Researchers Need to Know About How Money Works"
- APRA Service Award: Ann Castle
Connections Themes and Editors
The Small Shop, Katharine Fultz and Denise Janssen; Ethics; Campaigns, Nancy Petruso; Diversity, Rosemary Sokolik. A new graphic design and layout is created for Connections, spearheaded by Christine Lockmon.
Members at 1,600 with 26 official chapters.
- Ted Kaczynski Is Arrested as Unabomber
- TWA Flight 800 Crashes into Atlantic Shortly After Takeoff, 230 Die
- Dow Tops 6,000, Up 100 percent in Four Years
- Clinton Wins Presidency, First Democrat Re-Elected Since FDR
- Fatal "Mad Cow" Disease Forces England to Destroy More Than 1 Million Cows
- High — 6,500
- Low — 5,200
Forbes' World's Richest — Top Three
- Walton Family; U.S.; retailing; $22.9 billion
- Bill Gates; U.S.; computer software; $18 billion
- Warren E. Buffett; U.S.; stock market; $15.3 billion
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