UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CHAPTER
ASSOCIATION OF INSTITUTIONAL
Vice President of UMVAILM Chapter
I have worked for Textile Care Services as Sales/Customer Service Manager for 14 years. During the last 14 years, TCS has taught me the importance of education in our industry and together we are continually looking for new innovative and improved ways to process and manage linen. This commitment to quality has been my ambition to learn everything I can about linen processing. TCS has been very involved in the national and local chapters of alm. For the last 4 years, I have been serving as Vice-President and Educational Committee Chair and am looking forward to many more years of growing with alm and our chapter, UMVAILM.
President of UMVAILM Chapter
I have worked as the Supervisor of Laundry and Linen Services since November 1990 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire Wisconsin. I Attended Chippewa Valley Technical Collage and related classes in Leadership/Processes Management.
I have been active in the UMVAILM for over 20 years and been the active President since 2008.
Anne Wilson, CLLM
Secretary Treasurer of UMVAILM Chapter
Currently I am the Customer Service Manager at Textile Care Services since 2011 and completed the course of a Certified Laundry and Linen Manager in 2014. UMVAILM was a fundamental start to my education in the laundry industry and have been actively involved with UMVAILM educational committee and developing our website and marketing campaigns. I accepted the role of Treasurer during the summer of 2016. I am excited to help grow our chapter by providing a successful education option for our industry.
The National ALM History
The Association for Linen Management (ALM) was founded in 1939 by Heywood Wiley to provide a network for the flow of information among its members leading toward their professional development and the advancement of the technologies they employ.
ALM accomplishes this purpose through the exchange of information, recognition and achievement and formal educational activities.
ALM is a non-profit professional organization. It is not a union, and has no collective bargaining or lobbying functions. All of the association's elected and appointed officials serve without compensation.
Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter's History
Our chapter was conceived by a vision of a number of Laundry/Linen Managers and Allied Trades Company Leaders in 1982. We met and discussed the need for having a place to exchange knowledge and assist each other in solving problems related to the operation of our Soiled Linen processing facilities.
In 1983 we received our chapter charter from the Association Of Linen Management based on the belief that education of our membership was important to everyone processing soiled linen in the smallest hospital, long term care facility, hospitality facility or the largest shared Laundry servicing many customers.
We have continued to provide education opportunities to anyone interested in attending our education meetings from Duluth, Minnesota south to Des Moines, Iowa and from Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the east to Redwood Falls, Minnesota in the west.