2015 National Assembly Hamontree Award Contenders Announceds


The Sam E. Hamontree, CP(E) Business Education Award was created to recognize the best business paper submitted for presentation at the AOPA National Assembly.  This award is envisioned as a counterpart to the Thranhardt Award given each year to the best clinical abstract(s).  The audience will be invited to cast their vote for the award winner, and the winner will be announced at the Saturday morning General Session.

Attend the 2015 AOPA National Assembly to see the “best of the best” at the award winning Hamontree Lecture Series.  This year’s award contenders are outlined below.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Friday, October 9, 2015

Make Your Online O&P Presence Unforgettable… in Every Way
Christina Throndson, Web Marketing Manager, oversees all content produced by VGM Forbin for websites, social media, and online advertising.  She is Google Ad Words certified, a certified Yahoo Ambassador, and is professionally trained in both New Media Marketing and Search Engine Marketing.

Control Your Marketing Message by Controlling the Medium
Thomas McGovern, is the Managing Partner of Clinical Education Concepts, a company that specializes in marketing platforms for O&P patient care facilities and manufacturers.  He has been involved with sales and marketing in O&P for twenty years.  He has taught O&P practitioners throughout the country how to market their practices by positioning them as subject matter experts.

Managers of Health Care are Not Trained to Succeed in Business
Tyler Ritchey, MBC, CP, ACM is currently an Area Clinic Manager for Hanger Clinic, in Arizona, overseeing both clinical and marketing operations for the Southwest Region.  Tyler got involved in the industry following the loss of his left leg below the knee in 2000.  Tyler has earned his certification in prosthetics, his MBA, and is currently finishing his Doctorate of Business Administration.

Stick around for the Saturday general session to see who the audience chose as the winner!

Check out the Assembly preliminary program to see the exceptional education schedule you have come to expect from AOPA.  We will see you in San Antonio!

Assembly prelim brochure