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Brent Hoskins
Executive Director / Business Technology Association
Editor / Office Technology magazine
Phone: (816) 303-4040
Fax: (816) 303-4056
Email: brent@bta.org
Hoskins serves as executive director of BTA. He also serves as editor of BTA's monthly magazine, Office Technology, a position he has held since 1989. Hoskins originally joined the association's staff in 1986. Office Technology provides information on management issues, products and industry trends within the office technology industry. Prior to joining BTA, Hoskins served as a reporter for a suburban Kansas City newspaper. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Valerie Briseno
Membership Marketing Manager
Phone: (816) 303-4082
Fax: (816) 941-4838
Email: valerie@bta.org
Briseno is the membership marketing manager for BTA. She is responsible for managing the Membership Department in accordance with the association's strategies and objectives. Some of her duties include website maintenance, email marketing promotion, trade show management and various day-to-day marketing activities. Prior to BTA, Briseno worked for an ad specialty distributor located in Overland Park, Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Central Missouri State University.

Mary Hopkins
Database Administrator
Phone: (816) 303-4011
Fax: (816) 303-4056
Email: mary@bta.org
Hopkins processes accounts receivable and accounts payable; coordinates the BTA Scholarship program and national elections; and keeps membership databases up-to-date.


Teresa Leerar
Bookkeeper
Phone: (816) 303-4030
Fax: (816) 941-4838
Email: teresa@bta.org
Leerar is responsible for the financial administration of BTA and its affiliates, including preparation of financial statements, cash flow, budgeting, audit coordination and payroll. In addition, she also handles accounts payable and accounts receivable for BTA and its affiliates. Prior to joining BTA, she served as the accounting manager for a cable company cooperative.

Elizabeth Marvel
Associate Editor / Office Technology magazine
Phone: (816) 303-4060
Fax: (816) 303-4056
Email: elizabeth@bta.org
Marvel is the associate editor of Office Technology magazine. She is responsible for the design and layout of the magazine, as well as copyediting stories and laying in ads. She is also responsible for updating the BTA website, sending out the BTA Hotline e-newsletter, as well as creating all BTA marketing materials and email blasts. Prior to coming to BTA at the beginning of 2007, she worked as an ad traffic manager for a business-to-business magazine publishing company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and psychology from the University of Kansas.

Brian Smith
Membership Sales Representative
Phone: (816) 303-4080
Fax: (816) 941-4838
Email: brian@bta.org
Smith is the membership sales representative for BTA. He is responsible for new member sales and membership renewals. Smith is also in charge of contacting the dealer network to help it better utilize the valuable resources BTA offers. Prior to BTA, Smith has business-to-business sales and marketing experience in office technology industry.
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