posted January 5, 2010

Heather Roden of Hope Staff Elected to National Board

Heather Roden, assistant director of events and conferences at Hope College, was recently elected to the national board of directors for the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I).

The professional organization has more than 1,400 members and is the primary association for college administrators working in the events and conference area. Roden's three-year term on the board of directors will begin in March.

Roden has been a member of ACCED-I for eight years and an active member of the regional organization, Region 8.  She was elected regional director-elect for Region 8 in 2006.

In 2007, she served as the regional conference chair and hosted the regional meeting, and in 2008 she served as the regional director.  She is currently on the "2- Minute Survey Committee" and is a co-chair of the 2010 Annual Conference Hospitality Committee.

Roden has been a member of the Hope staff since 1999.  She is a 1998 Hope graduate