|Marta Chacon, Director, The Americas, FCIB
The focus of Marta's 26-year association management career focus has been to improve services and increase satisfaction for association members, resulting in membership growth.
Marta gained association expertise while serving as the director of membership for Anxiety Disorders Association of America and at Moore Stephens North America, Inc., an international accounting association
Rounding out her understanding of the unique needs of an international membership includes experience as a consultant at the Department of State and as a manager at Inter Ocean Free Zone, Inc., an international electronic import/export firm. Multilingual capabilities enhance Marta's sensitivity in communicating with audiences of varying ethnicities and cultural perspectives.
She also brings practical technology leadership to communications methods gained as the operation manager at ASC Database Marketing. Marta holds a degree in economics from the University of Maryland.
|Noelin Hawkins, Director, Europe, The Middle East & Asia, FCIB
Noelin's 30-year background in industry, first as a credit manager in the domestic United Kingdom market and then as an insolvency specialist, has proved to be of great value in working with FCIB's credit professionals. Her experience includes extensive involvement in industry specific groups, including engineering (steel and processing), food, paper and printing, construction, IT, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining FCIB, Noelin spent seven years developing client relationships for key corporate clients within the professional services sector, specializing in marketing communications. In addition, her long history of client service management to industry with PriceWaterhouseCoopers has led to a well-defined strategy for delivery of products and services to the FCIB membership.
As a new FCIB director, Noelin will continue to serve the membership in these specific areas.
|Ron Shepherd, Director, Membership & Business Development, FCIB
Ron earned a BSBA in finance from the University of Richmond and then went on to earn an MBA with a concentration in financial management from American University. As an adjunct faculty member, Ron has taught community college and college level business courses.
His professional experience includes having served as a financial analyst at Signet Banking Corporation, an asset-based loan officer at Commercial Credit Business Loans, Inc., manager of Bank Relations and then director of Investor Relations at Commercial Credit Company and as vice president of sales at Euler Hermes.
Ron has enjoyed a strong working relationship with FCIB for the past eight years, deciding to support the organization by accepting the full-time director position as of January 1, 2011.