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Education Committee Meeting Notes

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

– Identifying fundamental and emerging issues and topics for TRSA programs overall, including Institutes, Conferences, Summits and Webinars as applicable.

– Assisting in identifying and developing volunteers with general and specific industry knowledge and expertise including program task force members, speakers, question writers and reviewers.

– Other activities as designated by the Board of Directors and Chair.

Ongoing 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

– Leadership & Legislative Conference


TRSA institutes serve industry managers at all experience levels, from those new to the industry to those with a seasoned perspective. There’s a program suited to each specialty (administration, production, sales and service) with face-to-face classes powered by the relationships, resources and strengths that make TRSA the industry’s most diverse and expansive membership organization.

– Executive Management Institute (EMI)

– Production Management Institute (PMI)

– Maintenance Management Institute (MMI)


Facilitating information-sharing and networking in a forum completely dedicated to a single discipline in textile services management, TRSA’s summits enrich participants in specific subjects and help implement leadership directives.

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. TRSA is also offering new e-learning courses on various topics as another on-demand training option for the industry.

  • J.R. Ryan, (Chair), Tingue Brown, Doylestown, PA
  • Jimmy Arnett, VF Imagewear, Inc. Nashville, TN
  • Bryan Bartsch, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Corp., Abbotsford, BC
  • David Bernstein, Lapauw USA, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jay Betz, Linen King, LLC, Tulsa, OK
  • Mark Brim, Brim Laundry Machinery Co. Inc., Hutchins, TX
  • Bob Corfield, Laundry Design Group, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dan Farnsworth, Leonard Automatics Inc., Denver, NC
  • Charles Hawkins, PureStar Group, Las Vegas, NV
  • Jack Heaviside, Sunburst Chemicals Inc., Florissant, MO
  • Tony Jackson, Kannegiesser USA, Lantana, TX
  • Mike Justice, Medline Industries, Mundelein, IL
  • Ed Kwasnick, ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, Earlysville, VA
  • William Miller, Consultant, Winter Park, FL
  • Tony Schult, ETECH, Minneapolis, MN
  • David Varner, Superior Linen Service, Tulsa, OK
  • Tom Watts, Prudential Overall Supply, Irvine, CA
Staff Liaison

Kristin Mudd

703-519-0029, ext. 116