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John Graziano Bio

John A. Graziano, Jr.

President

John Graziano is an entrepreneur and successful businessman. He began working with nonprofit organizations when he was a just a teenager and quickly learned the keys to successful non-profit management. He is credited with helping several organizations to reinvent themselves for survival. John has developed a unique association management organization which uses experience and tradition, technology, market awareness, and quality employees to assist organizations in achieving success.

Ralph Bizzarro

    Executive Vice President

Ralph Bizzarro currently serves as Executive Vice President at CHMS. Mr. Bizzarro is an experienced leader in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Mr. Bizzarro has over three decades of extensive experience in a wide variety of organizational settings.  At CHMS, he oversees the operations and infrastructure of the company.  Mr. Bizzarro is responsible for ensuring our clients receive services consistent with the CHMS standard. Additionally, he provides CHMS employees with the resources necessary to achieve personal and professional goals.  Working with the CHMS leadership team Mr. Bizzarro monitors the implementation of the long-term strategic success of client partners.

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Becky Miller

Vice President of Administration

Becky Miller serves as Vice President of Administration at CHMS. Becky is an experienced leader in both government and non-profit organizations. Becky works directly with CHMS clients to develop and implement comprehensive strategies to accomplish their organizational and policy goals and objectives.

 

Over the last decade at CHMS, Becky has served as Association Manager and Director of Government Affairs. Becky also served as Director of Communications for a state-wide political party. Becky holds a Master of Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University at Albany. 

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Donna Bio
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Donna Johnson, CMP, CMM

Director of Meetings and Events

Donnna Johnson is a Certified Meeting Planner with over 20 years of demonstrated success in the planning and execution of meetings, trade shows, conferences, and events. Donna assists with site selection, contract negotiation, manages budgets, develops programs, manages exhibitions, and provides complete oversight of all aspects of meeting planning and production for CHMS.

 

Donna attained the Certified Meeting Professional in 2007, and in 2010 received her Certification in Meeting Management, which is the premier designation achieved by experienced and highly accomplished members of the global meeting industry community, showing the business standard of excellence for meeting professionals, held by less than 1,000 Meeting Planners worldwide.

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Meagan Bowker, CAE

Director of Association Management - NY

Meagan Bowker is a Director of Association Management at Capitol Hill Management Services in our Albany office. She currently oversees the Association Management Department and serves as the Executive Director for the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA). Ms. Bowker has demonstrated success in overseeing strategic planning and the implementation of her association partners’ long and short-term goals.

 

Ms. Bowker is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and was named the 2019 Rising Star by the Empire State Society of Association Executives for demonstrating extraordinary potential for future leadership in association management. She is also a graduate of the Empire State Society of Association Executives Association Leadership Academy.

 

Ms. Bowker serves as a Director of the Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Strategic Partnership & Marketing Engagement Committee.

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Michael Breslin

Director of Association Management - NY

Michael T. Breslin is a Director of Association Management at Capitol Hill Management Services in our Albany office where he provides insight, support, and advice to the Association Management team and serves several associations in various roles. Mr. Breslin is an expert at leveraging technological solutions to maximize operational efficiency. He is a highly motivated, action-oriented, and innovative association professional who has developed excellent organizational management, communication, problem-solving, and program administration skills.

Prior to joining the CHMS Team, Mike worked in Higher Education for over a decade. He earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from The Sage Colleges and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Union College.
 

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Chellie Hollis Blondes, CAE

Director of Association Management - NC

Chellie Hollis Blondes is a Director of Association Management in our Raleigh, NC office where she provides resources and support to the association management team.

 

Ms. Blondes is an accomplished and versatile Senior Executive with over 20 years of leadership and management experience. She is a recognized problem-solver committed to innovation and collaboration. Her varied experience in association management includes strategic planning, financial management, human resources, conference development, education design, policy development and implementation, membership recruitment and retention, and fundraising. Ms. Blondes currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals and the Joint Council of Extension Professionals.

Ms. Blondes is a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives. She is a committed volunteer having served on several nonprofit boards. Ms. Blondes received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clemson University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from The Citadel.

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Lauren LaPoint

Director of Communications & Marketing

Lauren LaPoint serves as Director of Communications & Marketing at CHMS. As head of the Communications Department, she works with her team, and clients, to provide social media management and content, graphics, website redevelopment and updates, training on social media platforms, and many other communications-related requests. 
 

Prior to joining the CHMS team, Lauren worked for the NYS Assembly as a Press Coordinator where she provided communications-related support, including writing and distributing press releases and other communications, coordinating events, managing social media platforms, and working with the press and members of the Assembly on a variety of projects. Lauren also has experience working on local and state-level campaigns and writing for publications such as The Troy-Record and The New York Daily News.
 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the College of Saint Rose and a Master of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Urban Reporting from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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