The Excellence in Leadership Award: Article

Michelle Ogihara 2007 SMTAI Awards

The EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AWARD honors SMTA members who stand out as strong leaders in the Association. The 2007 recipient of this award is Michelle Ogihara (left) of Seika Machinery, Inc. She joined the SMTA in 2001 and has been an active member from that date forward. She has shown outstanding support and dedication to our LA/Orange County SMTA Chapter and SMTA National. She is currently serving a second term as President of the chapter. Her enthusiasm and energy shows no bounds. She is a great leader who has gone above and beyond her job description and has come up with innovative ideas to increase membership, involve more corporate members and secure top-notch speakers at chapter meetings.. Nationally, Michelle Ogihara serves on the SMTA International Exhibitors Committee, Chapter Leaders Committee, and is the 2007 Co-Chair of SMTA’s MSD Council. Michelle’s most admirable trait is her way of making those who meet her feel her genuine concern and love of people.

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