Executive Director Report

I wanted to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself. I’m sure some of you have met me at other free paper conferences, but for those who have not…I’m Kelly Coy, the new executive director at MFCP. I’ve been involved with the industry for over 31 years and have been on the MFCP board for over ten years. Ink is in my blood.  In May, I left the Home Magazine, Mankato and became a flight attendant for Sun Country airlines (my Dad was a pilot, and I’ve traveled my whole life) but I missed the paper industry so I threw my hat into applying for the director position. As luck would have it, I now work for you and the free paper industry that I’m passionate about!  I literally have the best of both worlds!

A key part of this decision was to hire a full–time office manager, Vickie Weingartz.  She and I worked together for three years at Home Magazine and we complement each other very well as she is the best at accounting/computer/engineering and organizing.  We are both excited to nurture and grow MFCP!

Since we both live in Mankato, the board accepted our proposal to move the office from Iowa City to Mankato, MN.  We officially moved in our new space the middle of November.  It’s exciting but also a lot of work to sift through the archives, cleaning and sorting.

Enough about that…I can share our story with you at the Spring Conference!

“Harness the Magic of MFCP” Spring Conference will be held Friday, March 8 through Saturday, March 9 (noon). This letter is to official invite you and your staff to this event…it is going to be exceptional!  The registration and schedule are included in this issue of Paper Clips. We are starting the day with Jim Jelinske and “The Magic of Motivation.” Jim is a fun, dynamic speaker who provides a unique insight into workplace issues and waving the magic wand to create what you want. Another speaker is Charlie Delatorre and as a bonus, any classes taken from Charlie will be “credited” classes for The Leadership Institute and you will be on your way to becoming certified as an Associate Advertising Executive (AAE)! And I just can’t forget to mention Kevin Slimp…always a crowd favorite, he has brand new information to share about ways to improve your pages and  ad designs. The Friday night Awards Banquet will top off our big day and you will leave with ad ideas and promotions to use at your own papers. This conference is going to be outstanding!

Mark your calendars and we will see you there…

Kelly is the mother of three grown children, Bo, Kali and Brady and has two of them getting married in 2019. In her spare time she enjoys wine making, mushroom hunting, driving her convertible in the summer and the adventure of traveling and seeing all parts of the world.




Vickie is married to Randy and together they have two grown  sons, Tony and Ben. They enjoy camping, remodeling their son’s new home, and spending time with their two dogs, Rudy and Josie.