Promotes Nick Palatiello to Vice President of External Affairs
Monday, March 26, 2012
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
John M. Palatiello & Associates,
Inc. (JMP&A), the association management firm for MAPPS, has
promoted Nick Palatiello from Marketing Communications Manager to Vice
President for External Affairs.In this new role Nick will oversee the
development and implementation of strategies and lead efforts to promote
membership of private sector geospatial in MAPPS. He will oversee and
manage the day-to-day operations of MAPPS state chapters in Pennsylvania
and Colorado and assist the Executive Director in the development of
new chapters. He will serve as Assistant Executive Director for External
Affairs in MAPPS.
"This promotion will position Nick
to expand the communications activities of MAPPS, with our current
members, prospective new members, and other targeted audiences with
which MAPPS enjoys partner and stakeholder relationships," said John M.
Palatiello, President of John M. Palatiello & Associates and MAPPS
Executive Director. "He brings a valuable combination of enthusiasm and
knowledge of messaging and branding that will help grow our organization
and those we are honored to manage."
As marketing and communications
manager Palatiello developed new initiatives to engage the geospatial
community, including the integration of social media tools into
web-based marketing, developed a robust network with the geospatial
media and guided MAPPS internal and external communications efforts. He
has been the liaison the PA-MAPPS, the first state chapter of MAPPS,
since the founding in 2007.
Prior to joining JMP&A, Nick
served as the athletic marketing and promotions assistant at Wofford
College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In that position, he worked with
corporate sponsors, alumni and students in event marketing and
management. A 2006 graduate of Elon University in Elon, North Carolina,
he received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in communications with an
emphasis in corporate communications and minored in political science.
He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).