AOPA elects new officers for 2023-24 at 45th annual banquet

Published 7:30 am Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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The Andalusia Office Professionals Association held their 45th annual banquet on Monday, April 10, at Big Mike’s Steakhouse, and elected new officers for 2023-24.

New officers appointed were Trece Mays as president, Yvonne Sowell as vice-president, Adrianna Carpenter as secretary, Courtney Shakespeare as treasurer, and Kim Johns and Kim Nawlin as directors.

Mays serves the community as the administrator at Andalusia Manor.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the AOPA president for 2023-2024. AOPA is a group of office professionals devoted to making Covington County a better place for our families, friends, and neighbors. As a member of AOPA for the past several years, I have witnessed membership expansion and an increase in community outreach. I am thankful to be a part of such an organization that is willing to assist the people in our community and the opportunity to serve and support the needs of others,” Mays said.

Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Wells served as the guest speaker at the banquet. Wells spoke about being a professional, leading by example, and always giving your best.

AOPA held its first luncheon in 1978 as the Andalusia Secretaries Association. The organization was created to cultivate friendly relationships, promote mutual understanding, and to encourage higher standards and continued education in the administrative professional field.

In addition to electing new officers, the AOPA also recognized Jeremie Brewer Shaffer as the Office Professional of the Year.

“AOPA welcomes any person employed in an administrative support position in a business or office in Covington County. We strive to be productive members of our community and give back to a community that has given us so much,” 2022-23 President Camaro King said.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at Tabby D’s at noon. Anyone interested in joining the AOPA may contact any member of the organization. Annual membership dues are $20.

For more information visit the Andalusia Office Professionals Association-AOPA page on Facebook.