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Bellevue University Partnerships Team to Present at SAMA Conference

Focus Will Be on Implementing a Strategic Account Management Program for Organizations

Three members of the Bellevue University partnerships team will deliver a presentation on Strategic Account Management (SAM) implementation at the Strategic Account Management Manager Association (SAMA) Annual Conference in San Diego, May 23-25.

The Bellevue University presenters will be Liz Pettinger, Director of Key Account Management and Operations; James Degner, Key Account Manager; and Todd Lardenoit, Director of Community College Transfer. Their session, “SAM Implementation: How to Kick-Start the Process” is scheduled for May 23, from 4:15-5:30 p.m. and again on May 24, from 9:45-11 a.m. at the Hotel del Coronado.

“Our goal is to share our experiences with SAMA attendees at all levels,” said Pettinger. “We want to help others across various industries understand how we successfully navigated and implemented a phased approach to strategic account management inside our non-profit university.”

The SAMA annual conference brings together strategic and key account professionals from hundreds of organizations. Founded in 1964, SAMA is a non-profit organization that offers training, professional development and networking throughout North America, Asia and Europe, as well as other knowledge resources.

For more than 20 years, Bellevue University has partnered with for-profit companies and non-profit organizations to help them provide learning opportunities for their employees. Bellevue University currently partners with more than 120 organizations, including some of the country’s best known brands, to help them use education as a competitive advantage in order to recruit, develop and retain their talented employees. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (