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September Lunch & Learn: How Operations Can Impact Your Bottom Line
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Category: Lunch & Learn

September Lunch & Learn: How Operations Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Operations, efficiency (keeping costs low) and effectiveness (keeping members satisfied) are the backbone of any association.  Join us to learn trends and best practices in human resources, accounting and branding that can help you meet organizational objectives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn trends in human resources, accounting, and branding to maximize efficiency and create products/goods to serve your mission.
  2. Learn best practices for effective operations processes.
  3. Identify benefits to outsourcing operations functions.

Date & Time: September 15, 2021 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Speakers: Kris Sorokwasz, Kim Crawford, CPA, Amy Michie, CPA, Cathey Wise, and Phil Chelf, MBA
Registration: $45 Members/ $65 Non-members
Location: ACEP, 4950 West Royal Lane, Irving, Texas 75063

Important: All outside attendees must be vaccinated and fill out a Meeting Vaccination Policy and Waiver prior to arriving at the meeting.

Register Here! 


Kris Sorokwasz, President of ABGI Kris founded Advanced Business Graphics, Inc. (ABGI) in 1994. The company is a single source provider for print and promotional products, as well as distribution, online ordering, and other ancillary services. Kris has ensured that ABGI has been consistent in serving clients and sharing core values from the beginning. This has ensured long term client retention and continued year over year revenue growth. With the many changes that have taken place in the industry, ABGI has capitalized on technology-based solutions to streamline workflows and lower costs for clients. The company specifically tailors solutions to its client’s needs and objectives. Kris takes pride in the enthusiasm and professionalism she and her team bring to their work. Kris is a graduate of Michigan State University and works with the Women’s Business Council Southeast, Women’s President’s Organization and the Print, Solutions and Distribution Association. She and her husband live in Coppell while her daughter attends Boston college. 

Kim Crawford, CPA, Partner, Sutton Frost Cary LLP Kim has been in public accounting since 1994, including several years in the Dallas office at an international firm. Her extensive and diverse experience includes, but is not limited to, audits of financial statements of privately owned companies, employee benefit plans and nonprofit organizations, as well as consulting for insurance-related clients. Kim also assists clients with various tax and consulting services. Her responsibilities include being one of the firm’s managing partners and designated partner for audits of nonprofit entities.



Cathey Wise is an experienced association executive who recently served as executive director of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.  She is now looking for the next opportunity to serve a noble mission.  Cathey loves Pilates and is a wannabe foodie. 


 Phil is a highly driven, results-oriented sales and operations leader with a broad skill set in leadership, business, technology, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and marketing. He is currently a District Manager with Insperity, a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions. Phil joined Insperity in 2014 as a Business Performance Advisor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he helped business owners identify opportunities to make their businesses run better, grow faster and make more money. Prior to Insperity, Phil spent time as an officer in the United States Army and working in leadership roles for companies like Motorola, Nokia and OSM. He earned is BSEE from North Carolina State University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.