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APG Committees

Advocacy Committee

The APG Advocacy Committee promotes members' awareness of laws and activities which may affect genealogical and historical research and engages in activities to improve access to records.

Members: Billie Fogarty (Chair)

Awards Committee

The APG Awards Committee selects the persons who will receive the various awards given by APG on an annual basis.

Members: Vacant

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee was constituted on 23 September 2021 to review and update the Bylaws to better serve the organization. They were lasted reviewed in 2017.

Members: Margaret R. Fortier, CG®, (Chair); LaDonna Garner; Dana Leeds; Annette Burke Lyttle

Chapter Review Committee

The APG Chapter Review Committee reviews the bylaws of new chapters and Special Interest Groups applying for charters and presents their recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Members: Annette Burke Lyttle, (Chapter Liaison & Chair); Michelle Bates; Dana Leeds

Continuing Education Monitoring Committee

The APG Continuing Education Monitoring Committee monitors the compliance of the membership in reporting continuing education hours and recommends any needed updates or changes to the policy.

Members: Rose Lerer Cohen (Chair); David Mc Donald

International Affairs Committee

The APG International Affairs Committee promotes members' awareness of international developments which may affect genealogical and historical research. It also promotes awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services on an international level.

Members: John Boeren, LLM (Chair); Rose Lerer Cohen, PhD; Chris Paton, David Ryan, MA DipGen; Nefi Arenas Salazar

Logo Usage Compliance Committee

The APG Logo Usage Compliance Committee educates members about the proper use of the APG logo(s) and reports improper usage of the logo(s) to the Executive Director.

Members: Vacant

Long Range Planning Committee

The Long-Range Planning Committee was constituted 15 October 2021 to examine the current state of APG, envision what the organization should/could be, and make recommendations for actions that will take us to that future.

Members: Annette Burke Lyttle, (Chair); John Boeren; Alec Ferretti; LaDonna Garner

Marketing Committee

The APG Marketing Committee promotes and awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services as well as the members of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Members:  Alec Ferretti; Laurie Hermance-Moore

Member Benefits Committee

The APG Member Benefits Committee seeks ways to enhance the value of an APG membership by identifying and securing discounts to services and products used by APG members.

Members: Rich Venezia (Chair); Susan Ennis; Cynthia Maharrey

Nominations Committee

The APG Nominations Committee publicizes the need for qualified nominees via a variety of channels to ensure a strong pool of candidates, issues a call for nominations for elected positions, and recommends a slate of candidates.

Members: Kimberly Powell (elected); Billie Fogarty (board member)

Professional Development Committee

The APG Professional Development Committee encourages, promotes, and provides educational opportunities for those engaged in genealogical business pursuits.

Members: LaDonna Garner, M.A. (Chair); Margaret Fortier; Dana Leeds; Cynthia Maharrey; Tina Sansone 

Professional Management Conference Committee

The Professional Management Conference Committee provides assistance as needed to the contracted PMC Coordinator to conduct the annual Professional Management Conference.

Members:  Pat Stamm, Chair; Carla Cegielski; LaDonna Garner; Kathleen Hinckley; Rich Venezia

Professional Review Committee

The APG Professional Review Committee reviews complaints about members relating to the APG Code of Ethics and present their findings and recommendations to the Executive Committee for action.

The members of this committee are confidential and were approved by the Board of Directors in March 2021.


Publications Advisory Committee

The APG Publications Advisory Committee reviews and approves all publications of the Association of Professional Genealogists, including but not limited to the Quarterly (APGQ), APG eNews, online content for the APG website, press releases, flyers, and other content including items distributed by chapters and special interest groups (SIGs).

Members: Cari Taplin, CG®; Corey Oiesen; Deborah Harvey

Redistribution Committee

The APG Redistribution Committee recommends electoral region boundary adjustments to balance geographic and member distribution.

Not appointed in 2019/2020/2021