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Marketplace Council Leadership

ICSC has 22 Marketplace Councils across North America. These councils are led by ICSC staff and the appointed volunteer leaders from within these markets. Council volunteer leaders assist the ICSC community with specific, defined missions for each role.

2024 ICSC Volunteer Leaders

Click through the map below to view the current Marketplace Council Leaders.

Marketplace Council Volunteer Roles

Each Marketplace Council is led by a volunteer Marketplace Council director who represent a specific geographic region (as shown in the above map). There are specific volunteer roles and activities based on the needs of each council’s geographical area and membership activity. 

Membership Chair engages, recruits, and retains ICSC members within the marketplace area through the promotion of ICSC programs, resources and benefits and peer-to-peer recruitment strategies.

Next Generation Chair serves as a leader and contact for ICSC members under 40. Establishes an overall strategy to create a strong Next Generation community within the marketplace by promoting the benefits of ICSC membership and participation. 

Government Relations (GR) Chair identifies emerging legislative/regulatory issues that impact the Marketplaces Industry and promotes and supports strategic priorities for legislative and political activities within the marketplace and/or respective state.

Community Advancement Chair serves as the Marketplace Council representative for public-private sector collaboration and develops content and key contacts for local programs and/or sessions presented at regional events.

Talent Development Chair promotes ICSC Foundation programs and resources within the marketplace that are aimed at developing and engaging a pipeline of bright, ambitious and diverse students to enter the industry, as well as broadening ICSC’s relationships with area universities and assist in organizing targeted local events for students. 

Become a Marketplace Council Volunteer Leader

Nominations for Marketplace Council volunteer leaders are opened each fall. Email volunteer@icsc.com to find out more or contact the following ICSC team members regarding the specified Marketplace Council roles.

Marketplace Council Leadership, Membership & Next Generation

Michael Cowden
Vice President
Volunteer Engagement

Julia Alpaio
Volunteer Engagement

Lauren Abrahamson
Program Manager
Volunteer Engagement



Community Advancement Chair

Morgan Wortham
Director, Membership Support– Community Advancement

Government Relations

Jim Hill
Vice President, State & Local
Government Relations

Talent Development

James Dulin
Foundation Manager, Student Engagement & University Partners






For general inquiries about volunteering, please contact:
Samantha Brandt
Program Manager, Volunteer Engagement