The Education Committee is responsible for providing strategic direction for TRSA professional development to the TRSA Board of Directors, Chair and staff.
The Education Committee identifies fundamental and emerging issues and topics for TRSA programs overall, including Institutes, Conferences, Summits and Webinars as applicable, assists in identifying and developing volunteers with general and specific industry knowledge and expertise including program task force members, speakers, question writers and reviewers and coordinates other activities as designated by the Board of Directors and Chair.
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.
Chair: Julia Pooler, Sacramento Laundry, Sacramento, CA
Jimmy Arnett – VF Imagewear, Inc., Nashville, TN
Bryan Bartsch – Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Corp., Abbotsford, BC
Jay Betz – Linen King, LLC, Tulsa, OK
Mark Brim – Brim Laundry Machinery Co. Inc., Hutchins, TX
Dan Farnsworth – Leonard Automatics Inc., Denver, NC
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
Pat McMahon – Medline Industries, Mundelein, IL
J.R. Ryan – Tingue Brown, Doylestown, PA
Tony Schult – ETECH, Minneapolis, MN
David Varner – Superior Linen Service, Tulsa, OK
TRSA Staff Liaison
703.519.0029, ext. 116