New Executive Director for Namta

October 2019

Namta Executive Director Reggie Hall will be retiring at the end of this year. Leah Siffringer, Namta’s Manager of Member Services and Art Advocacy, has been promoted into that position.

Reggie has been instrumental in reorganizing, revitalizing and strategically positioning this association for long-term success. His leadership is reflected across the entire organization. The fact that he was recognized last year with Namta’s Hall of Fame Award speaks clearly to how he is regarded by the members of this association and across this industry.”

In his resignation letter to the Board Hall said “It has been my privilege and pleasure to work for Namta and its dedicated volunteers, members and staff the past nine years. The support I have received has been, and always will be, deeply appreciated. I came to Namta with little knowledge of the art materials business and have developed a great respect for the passion, drive and devotion Namta members demonstrate every day for this business and the association.”

Leah Siffringer has been with Namta since 2009 and has held a variety positions, most recently as Manager of Membership Services and Art Advocacy. Prior to joining Namta she worked several years at Marriott International. She is a 1989 graduate of Purdue University.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone as polished, skilled and capable as Leah working for Namta and ready to lead the association,” said Reggie Hall. He added that after two years of training, testing and study she earned the distinguished CAE designation last year from the American Society of Association Executives. “She’s well-prepared to lead Namta and the Board was unanimous in its support of Leah which makes this transition nearly seamless.”