I joined APA because of my interest in their Success Team program, which led to a volunteer position on the NY board. Jump forward 8 years — I have had such fun growing my position to a national level. Just last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington DC with our National VP Michael Grecco and our CEO Steve Best. Never in a million years did I see myself sitting in Government offices on the Hill meeting with folks at the US Copyright Office and counsel for Senators. What a fantastic opportunity to meet the people who are working on the issues that affect our industry. What a kick to hear John Ashley, Chief of The US Copyright Offices, Visual Arts & Recordation Division say to me: ”Theresa Raffetto? I know you from your copyright submissions!” or to hear Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) from the office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President speak about her goals for intellectual property protections.
I am definitely one of those people who believes in volunteering. You get what you put in to it and sometimes, often you get more. I can’t wait to see what is next!
Theresa Raffetto, APA National President