I am the Business and Marketing Manager for the Georgia International Horse Park. I have participated in the League since 2004. Over the past years I have found the League has been an outstanding educational experience. While I am not necessarily hands on at our facility, I am always in the background studying numbers, examining ways to improve efficiency, searching for tools that will improve our staffs’ functionality and creative ways to serve our customers.
I feel very fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to participate in League activities throughout the years. The League has not only provided relationships with a group of the best in the industry, it has encouraged me to challenge myself to step up and strive to be the best I can be at our facility. The Georgia International Horse Park, a City of Conyers, GA-owned facility, prides itself in putting our best foot forward at all times to serve our community. Through the League, I have a reference for just about any subject needed within the industry. From consulting to manure management, the League offers expertise. I have found the symposiums to be most informative and educational, always providing information I can reference when needed and bring back to share. The forums throughout the year are excellent ways to communicate with each other and stay up to date on issues we encounter regularly.
While this overview is brief, the amount of knowledge, expertise and professional relationships gained through the League are immeasurable. We have the opportunity to experience professional presentations and network among ourselves to share true experiences that we encounter daily within our respective facilities. Through the many organizations of which I have been a member throughout the years, I feel the League is by far the most advantageous.
M. Jil Goodson, CMEC