The Education Committee is responsible for providing strategic direction for TRSA professional development to the TRSA Board of Directors, Chair and staff.

 Current Projects | Committee Members | TRSA Staff Liaison

The Education Committee identifies fundamental and emerging issues and topics for TRSA programs overall, including Institutes, Conferences, Summits and Webinars. As applicable, assistance is provided in identifying and developing volunteers such as program task force members, speakers, writers and reviewers who have general and specific industry knowledge and expertise. The committee coordinates other activities as designated by the Board of Directors and Chair.

Current Projects

The Education Committee guides TRSA staff on professional development offerings:

Conferences & Tradeshows

TRSA members connect with innovators, learn best practices and emerging trends from industry leaders, and expand their professional network at these events:

  • Annual Conference & Exhibits
  • Clean Show
  • Healthcare Conference
  • Legislative Conference

TRSA institutes serve industry managers at all experience levels, from those new to the industry to those with a seasoned perspective. Individuals across the range of the industry’s professions (administration, production, sales and service) benefit from face-to-face classes and social interaction powered by the relationships, resources and strengths that make TRSA the industry’s most diverse and expansive membership organization.

  • Executive Management Institute (EMI)
  • Professional Management Institute (PMI)
  • Maintenance Management Institute (MMI)

Facilitating information-sharing and networking in forums dedicated to individual disciplines in linen, uniform and facility services management, TRSA’s summits enrich participants in specific subjects and help implement leadership directives.

  • HR, Health & Safety Summit
  • Marketing & Sales Summit
  • Production Summit
Webinars and e-Learning Courses

Webinars are FREE to TRSA members and feature industry and business leaders discussing the latest management, technology and operational advancements and issues including recruitment and retention, contracts, marketing/sales, customer service, disaster management and more. Webinars are recorded for on-demand training. TRSA also offers e-learning courses on-demand.

Committee Members

Chair: Julia Pooler, Sacramento Laundry, Sacramento, CA
Jimmy Arnett – VF Imagewear, Inc., Nashville, TN
Bryan Bartsch – Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Corp., Abbotsford, BC
Mark Brim – Brim Laundry Machinery Co. Inc., Hutchins, TX
Austin Gassner – Medline Industries, Ponte Vedra, FL
Sara Gunderson – Gunderson Uniform and Linen Rental, Menasha, WI
Roger Harris – Metro Linen, Mckinney, TX
Tony Jackson – Kannegiesser USA, Lantana, TX
Ed Kirejczyk – Sea-Lion America Co., Middletown, CT
Ed Kwasnick – ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, Earlysville, VA
Dave Manter – Balfurd Linen Service, Tipton, PA
J.R. Ryan – Tingue Brown, Doylestown, PA
Tony Schult – ETECH, Minneapolis, MN
David Varner – Superior Linen Service, Tulsa, OK

TRSA Staff Liaison

Charles Papa