HOUSTON/PITTSBURGH – NACE and SSPC announced the launch of 13 ad-hoc teams that have been convened to begin the process of combining the associations. The NACE-SSPC Steering Committee appointed the teams; they consist of members and staff from both organizations. Each team is focused on a different area of the associations’ operations and services.

“We are entering a very exciting and challenging period of this process for the NACE and SSPC community,” said Tim Bieri, President of NACE International. “There are many details the ad-hoc teams have to work through before we can move to the next phase of combining; we are focused on retaining the best of both organizations while ensuring we take into consideration all of the feedback we have received from our members worldwide.”

The steering committee includes member leaders of NACE and SSPC who have been involved with bringing the organizations together from the beginning. Working with McKinley Advisors, a third-party advisor helping the organizations manage the transition, the steering committee developed a charter that lays out each team’s purpose and goals and provides a timeline for completion.

Bringing these two organizations together is a tremendous undertaking,” said Joyce Wright, President of SSPC. “This merger will span the globe, and we are counting on all members of both organizations to continue to share their innovative and thoughtful ideas as we move forward.”

The areas of focus of current ad-hoc teams include the following:

  • Accreditation,
  • Branding,
  • Certifications,
  • Chapter/Sections,
  • Conferences and Events,
  • Education,
  • Finance and Accounting,
  • Governance,
  • IT Infrastructure,
  • Pre-Professional Activities,
  • Publications,
  • Staff Engagement, and
  • Standards.

Additional teams and areas of focus may be added by the Steering Committee as the transition progresses. More information about the work of the ad-hoc teams will be highlighted in upcoming town hall meetings hosted jointly by NACE and SSPC every month through December 2020. In between the town halls, information will be announced online and via e-mail when any new developments take place.

The first NACE-SSPC Town Hall will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST. Registration is free and available here.

For more information about the committees or the NACE-SSPC decision to combine, please visit https://www.nace.org/about/nace-sspc-news.