Council Resolution Honoring Paul Henning and Conference & Logistics Consultants

August 17, 2018

WHEREAS Paul Henning founded Conference & Logistics Consultants in 1987; and

WHEREAS C&LC’s Paul Henning and Nicole Jackson were in the right place at the right time when, on February 10, 2004, Nancy Beaumont visited the American Society of Association Executives expo hall with the goal of finding an excellent partner to supplement the SAA staff in executing the 2004 Annual Meeting in Boston, which would occur just six months later; and

WHEREAS that annual meeting, and the fourteen conferences that have followed, have benefitted from C&LC’s unique capacity to understand the client’s needs; to cajole hotel, convention center, and AV staff to do the right thing (right now!); to select event menus that meet nearly everyone’s needs; to manage the inevitable one or two injuries per conference; and to do it all with great professionalism, calm voices, and reassuring smiles; and

WHEREAS C&LC’s motto, “Success doesn’t just happen. You have to plan for it” rings so true, particularly when planning and managing a conference as complex as SAA’s and seeking sites that meet our evolving needs; and

WHEREAS  Paul has listened to his body and made the very tough decision to close C&LC’s doors—but only after ensuring that this 2018 Joint Annual Meeting was the best it could be for SAA, because that’s just how he rolls….

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council and staff of the Society of American Archivists recognize and thank Paul Henning and his Conference & Logistics Consultants team—Nicole Jackson, Allison Perrelli, Stacey Ogren, Jacqui Dixon, Richard Hays, Lois Sarfo-Mensah, and June Davis—for their passion for getting it right, their friendship, and 15 years of exceptional service to SAA, the SAA Foundation, and the archives profession.