Conference History

Conference History

The Texas Volunteer Management Conference, powered by VolunteerNow, is the leading educational event for current and emerging volunteer management professionals in Texas and throughout the world. Since 1991, TVMC has provided sessions led by top-level speakers, trainers, and experts who are leaders in their fields. TVMC was hosted virtually in 2021 and 2022. The virtual audience doubled the size of the conference from 2019’s audience of 223 to a sold out audience of 500.

Attendees representing nonprofits, hospitals, hospices, libraries, municipalities, corporations, schools, government agencies, and consultants who are passionate about working with volunteers are welcome to attend.

Conference Themes: TVMC conference themes have ranged from Building Epic Volunteer Engagement (2018) to Volunteerism: The Spirit of America (2002). In other years, the conference focus has included organizational change and capacity building, building a better community through service, networking, and celebrating volunteer management expertise.

Conference Partners: TVMC would not be made possible without the dedicated support of three organizations that year after year have provided leadership, guidance, and financial support. We are grateful to the Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers (DADV), Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA), and VolunteerNow for their continued support.

Distinguished Keynotes: Each year, TVMC is headlined by an engaging and dynamic keynote speakers. Past TVMC Distinguished Keynote Speakers include:

Dr. Stacia’ Alexander, LPC-S, 2022

Beth Steinhorn, 2021

The City of McKinney Mayor George Fuller, 2019

First Lady Maylee Thomas Fuller, 2019

Dr. Kristin Guillory, 2018

Dr. Kimberly Clay, 2017

Sam Santiago, 2015

Paige DeLeon, 2014

Sarah Jane Rehnborg, 2013

Jill Fixler, 2012

Martin Cowling, 2011

Mack Fuller, 2010

Gary Gifkim, 2009

Randy Snow, 2008

Nancy Gaston, 2007

Max Jaffe, 2006

Deb Lewin, 2005

Bryan Dodge, 2004

Scott Murray, 2003

Rena Pederson, 2002

Todd Whitehorse, 2001

Tom Luce, 2000

Gayle Punch, 1999

John McCaa, 1998

Vicki Clark, 1997

Fred Roach and Carolyn Corbin, 1996

John Criswell and Bryan Flanagan, 1995

David Maldonado and Steve Blow, 1994

Susie Humphreys and Peggy Outon, 1993

Ramona Logan, 1992

Conference Leadership: Members of the TVMC Planning Committee bring professional expertise in volunteer engagement, event planning and leadership as they collaborate to build an enriching and educational event. Past TVMC Chairs include:

Rebecca Hand, 2022

Judy Shannon, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Millicent Boykin, 2017, 2004, 2003, 2002

Kim Pinter, 2015, 2014

Amira Barger, 2013

Telesa Walton, 2012

Lorrie Anderson, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Marilyn Hughes, 2006, 2005

Mary Beth Harrington, 2001

Sheila Miller, 2000

Angie McAdory, 1999

Sharon Walker, 1998

Martha Dealey, 1997

Mary Brown, 1992

Your speakers were top-notch, as were the topics chosen.