Meet Your NACCU Volunteers:
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 volunteer leaders. Volunteers, whether they are a committee member, a Board member, or an onsite volunteer at a conference, are all important in making NACCU volunteer-driven programs an exceptional experience for our card industry peers.
Campus Card Information:
Name: Josh Bodnar
School: The Ohio State University
Volunteer Role: Professional Development Committee
What is your role at your institution?
I serve as the Director of BuckID.
Where was the first NACCU conference you attended?
My first conference was at the "Most Magical Place on Earth!" - Walt Disney World. As a bonus, the conference started a day after my birthday, so I came in a day early and got to spend my birthday at the Magic Kingdom and even had Happy Birthday sung to me by the "Dapper Dans"!
What is your favo(u)rite thing about volunteering with your NACCU committee?
I love working with colleagues from across our professions to deliver high quality professional development to our members. I also really enjoy the comradery that develops within the committee.
What show are you binge-watching right now?
Oddly enough, I'm not really binge-watching anything, despite the pandemic. I've been doing more reading in my free time though.
What is your go-to coffee / tea order?
Does sweet tea count? I've never been much of a caffeine drinker, but on the odd occasion that I do get coffee, you can bet that it will have so much cream/sugar/flavoring in it that it won't even taste like coffee anymore!
What is your favo(u)rite memory from when you were a student?
I participated in an alternative spring break program every year to spend a week working on Habitat for Humanity sites - it was one of my most meaningful experiences of my college career. I even restarted and supervised the program at Youngstown State during my time working there before I took my current role at Ohio State.
What is one thing that would surprise people about you?
I'm an Eagle Scout and spent every summer from the time I was 14 until I was 22 working at a Boy Scout Camp in Northeast Ohio.
What is your most prized possession and why?
That is a tough one - I tend to be a sentimental guy, so it would likely be my photos that remind me of good memories with family, friends and colleagues.