Barbara and Richard Kline Lindsey Hammersley and Allison Staudacher of
of White House Nannies Morningside Nannies
The APNA board, from left to right: Celebratory cake presented to Nannies
Kathy Dupuy, Barbara Kline, Denise Collins, & Housekeepers USA from one of
Annie Davis, Daryl Camarillo, Barbara Siegel, their professional chefs
Ginger Swift, Judi Merlin, Jami Dennis (not
pictured Mellisa Peckham)
APNA’s 18th annual conference in San Diego was a huge success! Denise Collins of Aunt Ann’s agency did an amazing job of lining up a range of speakers and activities that were both informative and fun. I was particularly impressed with the agencies that brought staff members, and the new agencies that made the investment to attend. A special thanks again to our sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors who made the conference possible. Next year’s conference planners will be Jami Dennis and Ginger Swift of ABC Nannies, and our target location is somewhere on the east coast. We hope to see you there!
At the 2011 annual APNA conference, Nannies & Housekeepers USA from Las Vegas won the coveted title of Agency of the Year. The conference attendees made their selection after viewing their video submission, along with other candidates: A Nanny for U and Annie’s Nannies, both from Seattle. Showing that they best exemplified the theme Leading By Example – Defining Ourselves in a Changing Industry, Nannies & Housekeepers USA accepted the award from outgoing Agency of the Year, First Class Care, of Chicago.
Before announcing the winner on Saturday evening, a rousing game of “Are You Smarter than The Agency of the Year?” was played with hosts Barbara Siegel and Judi Merlin. Kathy Dupuy did her best Vanna White impersonation as their lovely assistant. The contestants were representatives from the three competing agencies: Suzanne McCone from Annie’s Nannies, Rita Ferency from Nannies & Housekeepers USA, and Kristin Wightman from A Nanny for U. They matched their wits and wisdom with Erin Krex, the 2010 Agency of the Year winner. Suzanne, who played very aggressively on the buzzer (whether or not she knew the answer!), was the winner of the game. She won fame, recognition, honor, and absolutely nothing else.
Winning video submission from Nannies & Housekeepers USA
Erin then presented Lexy Capp, founder and owner of Nannies & Housekeepers USA, with a beautiful engraved glass vase, a priceless tiara, and a fashion-forward sash. Blushing, Lexy said it reminded her of when she was crowned homecoming queen a little more than several decades ago, and then she ran out of the room to call her mother. Lexy later said, “This award means so much more than the crown… it is a thank you from my respected peers and fellow business owners.” A big congratulations to Lexy and her team!
Video submission from Annie’s Nannies Household Staffing Agency
Video submission from A Nanny for U
The presentation was then followed by spirited and impressive dancing to a great DJ. If only our clients could have seen us!
Anne Johnson and Jonita Rodriguez of GTM Associates, Danielle McEntire of The Windsor Agency, Merrilan and Kelly Kougias of Choose The Right Nanny
Kimberly Minn and Kathy Dupuy of MBF agency leading a roundtable on Event Child Care
Daryl Camarillo, Annie Davis with Mary Brown
Stuart Dupuy of MBF agency, Tom Breedlove of Breedlove & Associates, Jim Winblood of MBF agency
Kathy Dupuy as Vanna White
Look what fun we’ve had in previous years!