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Rae Baskin, president of The ConferenceWorks! in Whitestown, Ind., has received an increased number of proposals from hotel conference centers during the past 18 months, and that's just fine with her.
"I have the impression that traditional conference centers are more expensive than hotel conference centers, and I don't want to pay for services I don't need with a CMP," she
Rae BaskinRae has been a member of the Board since 1996, and her original term expires this year.
When approached, Rae
expressed interest in running for a second term, and the committee reviewed her
responses to a reelection questionnaire in addition to her
record of service to the organization.As a Board member, Rae has worn and continues to wear a number of hats that include serving as secretary since 1997, chairing the membership committee, chairing the by-laws subcommittee, participating in the administrative and finance/marketing committees, and willingly joining ad hoc committees as needed.She
has been generous with her
time, energy, and talents oil behalf of WIA
, and her
levels of commitment and contribution are substantial.Rae is an attorney who is employed as president of Conference Works!, an international conference and workshop production company.She
also acts as a consultant to conference managers in the field of human potential.Rae has been actively involved in NWMF since 1990 in a variety of capacities, such as assistant to the day programming manager, coordinator of the network series, and coordinator of miscellaneous workshops.Her
legal knowledge, familiarity with nonprofit issues, background in event planning, administrative expertise, and understanding of finances and financial reports have proved invaluable and would continue to benefit both the Board and WIA
Chizoma (Chi) Sherman