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Dr. Daniel Hall

Daniel T. Hall, Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor of Economics, High Point University

Dr. Daniel Hall, Associate Professor of Economics, also serves as Chair of the Department of Economics for the Earl N. Phillips School of Business (PSB) at High Point University (HPU). Dr. Hall earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics at Georgia State University and his B.S. in Economics at Georgia State College and State University. Dr. Hall joined HPU in 2010 bringing innovative teaching methods which involve games, competitions, and service learning. He teaches microeconomics, environmental economics, and social scientific inquiry.

Since 2011, he has served HPU and community at large as the advisor to the Civitan Club on campus, a group known for the good works and civic duties. The Civitan Club has won many awards for service, and Dr. Hall was awarded Outstanding Faculty Advisor by his students. Dr. Hall also incorporates the study of service clubs into his teaching of service learning courses and was honored as Service Learning Professor of the Year 2013-2014. In 2018, he taught a course for honors scholars using the service learning pedagogy to inspire his students to build a Kiwanis club on campus, Circle K, where he also serves as their advisor.

Dr. Hall's has conducted research on trust and cooperation sensitivity to different property right entitlement settings, government crowding out voluntary provision of public goods, service club membership fostering leadership skills, and economic analysis can help service organizations. He presents his research not only at conferences for professional economists, but also at conventions for service club leaders. In 2017, he was appointed to be the Researcher and Statistics Manager for the Service Club Leaders Conference.

Lisa H. Harrington

Lisa H. Harrington is CEO of Sapphire Enterprises LLC

Lisa. Harrington is a natural leader and orator. She is the CEO of Sapphire Enterprises LLC; she is a Vistage Chair, Strategic Coach and Brand Strategist. Her book, Taking in Strays: Leadership Lessons from Unusual Places, highlights her unique approach to leadership. Her past experiences as COO, CMO and EVP, plus thousands of hours of training she has provided to others, have given her unique insight into the secrets of success in many industries. Her goal is to help more people grow and succeed, because she believes that by creating better leaders, we create a better world. She holds a B.A. degree in Management and Spanish from Ball State University and has earned several certifications: CPCU, CAE, CRIS, CAM, AIAM, AAI, & AIP.


Peter Houstle

Peter Houstle is CEO and co-founder of Mariner Management & Marketing

Peter Houstle has over three decades of senior-level association management experience. He serves as executive director for several clients including a state trade association, the Maryland Recycling Network, and provides a variety of management consulting services to others.

He and his partner, Peggy Hoffman, have conducted research on the key success elements for association components (chapters, clubs, etc.) and have built the Dashboard Indicators Tool, featured in ASAE's Component Relations Handbook and in the Component Relations online course. Additionally, they have conducted research on the Chapter of the Future, written a white paper on the subject and recently completed the association community's first chapter benchmarking study, 2016 Chapter Benchmarking Report. Following up on questions raised in the benchmarking study, Mariner launched the Chapter ROI Project which seeks to identify a defensible ROI and rational business model for chapter support - an area very few associations have explored. They also developed and co-sponsor the association industry's only conference on components (chapters, clubs, etc.), Component Exchange and through this developed a report on the Evolution of Chapters which examines how associations are rethinking models.

Peter earned his MBA from University of Maryland's Robert Smith School of Business concentrating in organizational development and a BA in Music from Ithaca College.