Prior to starting Brian Webster
Brian was the Corporate Relations Manager for
the Association of Internet Professionals.
The AIP no longer exists. At its peak in
1999 it was the biggest and best networking and professional
development group for Internet professionals. It had a very robust
presence online at association.org.
Brian's role was to sell corporate memberships,
manage the corporate members relationship with the organization
and promote mutually beneficial opportunities between the corporate
members and the individual professional members.
Brian was very active in the San Francisco
and Silicon Valley AIP chapters. He helped organize the annual
AIP CEO reception at the Internet World trade show and produced
the legendary Geekapalooza parties in San Francisco.
This is the AIP description from 1999:
The Association of Internet Professionals
is a unique professional association whose membership includes
the full spectrum of people in the Internet industry responsible
for the creation, maintenance or facilitation of Internet-related
content. AIP members are CEOs, CIOs, COOs, webmasters, programmers,
solution integrators, marketing executives, salespeople, Java
and PERL developers, project managers, graphic designers, copywriters,
editors, producers, web administrators and much more. Our members
are the people who own and manage Internet companies as well
as technical professionals and managers responsible for the Internet
initiatives of "Fortune 1000" companies, mid-size companies
and small businesses.
The AIP exists to support, unify and represent
the global community of Internet professionals, providing the
benefits and programs that allow both its individual and corporate
members to better compete in today's new marketplace. The organization
also serves as the voice of Internet professionals and industry
corporations before the public, press, and within the online
community on issues shaping the future of the Internet.
AIP is the premiere Internet organization
for business development and networking. It is one of the oldest,
largest and fastest growing professional associations serving
our industry, with over 8,500 individual members, and 30 chapters
holding monthly meetings in major cities. Local business development
and networking meetings, normally including an educational forum,
and take place in cities and regions such as: Atlanta, Boston,
Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, London, Long Island,
Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego,
San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, and Washington DC. There
are dozens of additional chapters in various stages of development
around the world. AIP is unique in having the largest network
of local chapters in the Industry bringing quality high-touch
meetings to our high-tech professionals.
AIP now has over 100+ corporate, small
business and organization members. AIP provides its' professional
and corporate members valuable benefits and a variety of business
development, networking and educational opportunities, both online,
through our local chapters and in conjunction with industry trade
shows and conferences. AIP also provides each corporate member
a dedicated corporate relations manager focused on meeting their
specific needs and goals and to help them to participate fully
in the benefits and opportunities that AIP membership offers.