Roy Jay Leaves NCBMP Post

Roy Jay Leaves NCBMP Post


Portland, August 19, 2007

ROY JAY, elected as national chairman of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners in November 2006 in Las Vegas has left the 23 year old organization after less than one year at the helm.  Jay follows in the footsteps of Bruce Gordon, former national head of NAACP who departed the national organization after only 19 months. The reasons, insiders say are similar& — accountability and professionalism.

Jay has been one of the main arteries of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners for over 13 years providing technical and financial assistance to the group without any compensation.  Many insiders in the industry say that they are waiting to participate in the new national organization which has tapped Jays expertise. AAAMPRO, Association of African American Meeting Professionals is the answer that many professionals have been seeking.  The operation formed on July 4, 2007 has is packed with business, marketing, public relations, convention and tourism horsepower that will be unveiled later in 2008.

AAAMPRO will attract a broad range of minority and majority convention and tourism professionals from coast to coast. The introduction of the new AAAMPRO VISA card is just one of the first added value features of the organization. We are talking about a best return on investment says Lou Miller, who is a technical advisor to the organization.

Jay indicated that unfortunately his association with the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners came to an abrupt halt when he discovered severe financial improprieties with the national organization.  While I wish them the best of luck, I cannot put my name, time and effort to such an operation.

AAAMPRO, through sponsors will be providing registration and airfare to qualifying meeting planners to the 2008  AAAMPRO Summit.

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