Meet Your NACCU Board of Directors: Jessica Bender
This is the latest installment of the NACCU series highlighting our association volunteers. NACCU provides programs and services to our members, many which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. The leaders on our Board are deeply committed to NACCU and to continuing to advance our association to meet the needs of our members.
Campus Card Information:
Name: Jessica Bender
School: Palm Beach State College
Professional Role: Manager, Auxiliary Services & College Card
Board Role(s): Immediate Past President, Conference Co-Chair, and Liaison - Volunteer Development Committee
What did you do before your worked in the campus card industry?
Student Activities Coordinator, Mount Union
When you tell your friends/family that you serve on the board for NACCU, what do they say or ask?
Wow, that’s great – what is NACCU?
Where was the first NACCU conference you attended?
San Antonio, 2004
What was your first NACCU volunteer position?
Member of Education Committee (currently the Prof Dev Committee)
What is a hobby that you have that may surprise NACCU members
What would you say to someone who is considering volunteering with NACCU?
You will not regret it. NACCU is like a family and you will make connections that you can rely on for many years to come. The personal and professional benefits you will gain from volunteering with NACCU are priceless.
What impact has serving on the NACCU Board made on you, personally and professionally?
Personally and professionally, the experience of serving on the Board has helped to strengthen my leadership skills and confidence. I am an introvert at heart; however, after serving on the Board, I can honestly say that I am much more comfortable in leadership and group situations. I now have more self-confidence and I have built a strong network of people that I can rely on.