Sponsor Relations Committee


The Sponsor Relations Committee will consist of no less than three (3) active FIRMA members. All members must be in good standing. One member will also be the Executive Director of FIRMA and at least one member will be a current member of the Board of Directors of FIRMA. The Board Member will chair (or may co-chair) the committee. New members will be invited by soliciting the Board and the membership for possible candidates to serve.

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Sponsor Relations Committee to assist FIRMA in achieving its educational and training goals by enlisting the financial assistance of business sponsors for our Annual Training Conference, webinar series, and all other educational offerings. In addition, the Sponsor Relations Committee is charged with finding instances where relationships between FIRMA and other organizations will create synergies that can serve to benefit FIRMA’s members as well as those of the other organizations. The members of the FIRMA Board will be invited to all Sponsor Relations Committee meetings.


The Sponsor Relations Committee will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Developing a reasonable pricing structure for our sponsor/exhibitor program.
  • Developing and updating the sponsor/vendor solicitation package.
  • Development and maintenance of a potential sponsor/vendor list.
  • Enhancing opportunities to enlist vendor/sponsor participation in FIRMA events.
  • Bringing to the FIRMA Board opportunities to partner with other organizations as described above.
  • Directing the activities of other FIRMA members in furtherance of those goals.

Committee Meetings:

The Sponsor Relations Committee will hold monthly virtual meetings, or more frequently as necessary, to accomplish the goals of the Committee.  The Committee Chairs will also be responsible for assisting Sponsors on-site at the Annual Training Conference.

Committee Members


Mark Gray
Kropschot Consulting Partners
Columbus, GA

Casey Tuxhorn
First National Bank of Omaha
Omaha, NE


Tony Palma
The Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration
Little Silver, NJ