Conference Programming Chair Elect (1 of 1)
Organization: Washington State University
- Title; Director of Corporate Relations
- Membership Years: 3 - 4 years
- Committees: Conference Programing, Site Selection
- Board Experience: None
- Mid-Winters Attended: 3
In October of 2016, Dana joined Washington State University as the Director of Corporate Relations. She has over 12 years of experience in Corporate Relations in the university setting. Dana joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and worked closely with corporations to provide access to the university’s talent, research, and resources. Prior to joining Washington University in St. Louis, she was a part of the Corporate & Foundation Relations team at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Since 2015, Dana has volunteered with NACRO actively serving on the Conference Programming Committee 2015-2017 and the Site Selection Committee 2017-2018. Dana holds a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Missouri-St. Louis.
In the three years that I have been a NACRO volunteer my role has been, in some capacity, a function of conference programming. I first served on the Conference Programming Committee in support of 2016 conference at Washington University in St. Louis, where I was then employed. Working at the host institution and being on the committee was an intense immersion into what it takes to plan a successful conference. In 2016, I joined Washington State University, co-host of the Seattle 2017 conference, and served as co-chair of the industry session sub-committee. Currently, I am serving on the Site Selection Committee as we work to develop and implement the new site selection model, transitioning from hosting at at university to a hotel or conference center.
My experiences serving on both the conference programming committee, being employed by two different host universities, and as part of the team that is working to develop the new site selection process, leaves me uniquely qualified to serve as co-chair of the Conference Programming Committee. If appointed, I am excited to, along with my co-chair and other volunteers, bring the new model to fruition by planning a successful NACRO conference in Pittsburgh in 2019.
Significant NACRO Contribution
Taking a leadership role in planning NACRO conferences at Washington University in St. Louis and at Washington State University. Serving on the Site Selection committee and working with the team to develop and implement the new site selection model. Being a vocal advocate of NACRO to leadership at the universities where I have worked and to colleagues at both my university and others.