The purpose of the NDIA Membership & Chapters Department is two-fold. First, is to recruit, retain and grow membership. Secondly, it is to develop and mentor Chapters to accomplish the goals and objectives of the association on the local levels.
NDIA offers multiple types of memberships:
* CORPORATE: the company joins as a unit. Dues are based on defense-related sales volume. An unlimited number of employees may sign up to receive benefits.
* INDIVIDUAL: professionals join.
* GOVERNMENT: those currently employed in government (Federal or State) positions and active duty military can join on a complimentary basis for three years.
Extending the reach of NDIA across the nation is the chapter structure which provides a geographic focus for the NDIA vision and mission. Members benefit from local educational programs, events, and networking opportunities. Upon joining the association, a member is assigned to a chapter by zip code according to corporate or home address.
Many chapters are located near major military commands, research centers, and defense agencies. Members can network with fellow industry professionals and engage with government officials in a legal, ethical forum.
Learn more about NDIA chapters and their websites at www.ndia.org/chapter.
Chapter members often give back to their profession and community through scholarship programs and promoting charitable endeavors. Volunteer boards of directors govern chapters.
The Model Chapter Program encourages leaders to strive for excellence in their service to members. Chapters enhance recruitment and retention efforts of the greater organization.
For companies and other organizations, NDIA provides a source for networking, knowledge, and business intelligence through events, working divisions, and local chapters. Corporate membership provides a unique benefit for its employees to access our 37 Divisions that address issues through conference development, studies, and more. NDIA promotes a vigorous and ethical forum for information exchange between the government and the defense industry in this way.
The NDIA Corporate Members Washington Offices Directory is a product of the Membership Department.
Details about membership benefits are available at www.ndia.org/join.
Please feel free to contact one of the following NDIA Membership Team:
Vice President of Membership & Chapters
Lee brings over 30 years of Air Force service in a variety of flying, command, staff and international experience to NDIA. He held several command positions in NATO and concluded his career as the Allied Air Component Commander in Izmir, Turkey. Additionally, after retirement he lived and worked in the UAE as a defense consultant. He is responsible for all new member recruiting, renewals as well as Chapter leadership and mentoring.
Associate Director, Membership
Zoila is responsible for corporate and individual membership fulfillment for NDIA, AFEI and PSA. She has over 28 years of experience, knowledge, and great interpersonal attributes for dealing with members.
Director of Membership
Mike is responsible for NDIA membership recruitment, retention and engagement. Mike has over 40 years of association membership experience.
Director, Corporate Member Sales & Marketing
Erica is responsible for recruiting NDIA members and represents NDIA at defense industry exhibitions and conferences. She manages NDIA's trade show presence and exhibition logistics to over a dozen events annually. Erica also maintains a dynamic social media marketing platform and promotes NDIA membership, events, and activities regularly online.
Director, Chapter Relations
Molly is liaison to NDIA chapters across the U.S. She coordinates and emphasizes membership recruitment and retention, promotes chapter's events, financial requirements, and overall member support. She has over 40 years in the field of member and customer service.
Local networking opportunities
The NDIA chapters serve as a strong venue providing members the opportunity to network and expand their businesses and professional contacts with key government and industry representatives. This community interaction is accomplished through a wide variety of events (discussion panel forums, award dinners, breakfast seminars, etc.) with key note speakers, and mentoring of local educational programs, organizations and educational institutions (USO, Wounded Warriors, The Fisher House, etc.)
To get involved with a chapter nearest you, visit link for active websites: http://www.ndia.org/chapters.
2014 NDIA MODEL CHAPTERS
* Central Florida
* Delaware Valley
* Greater Hampton Roads
* Greater Los Angeles
* Gulf Coast
* Lone Star
* New England
* Rocky Mountain
* San Diego
* Tennessee Valley
* Washington, D.C.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND CHAPTER
Chartered 16 August 1944
Model Chapter 2001-2004