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Meet the SIOP Administrative Office!

4/22/2015-

by SIOP Administrative Office

Have you ever called the SIOP office and wondered: What does the person I am talking to look like? What is their job at SIOP? What are their hobbies? Well wonder no more! Below are the photos and bios of all the SIOP Administrative Office staff. So, now that you know who we are, be sure to say “hi” next time you see us as a SIOP event.

Dave Nershi

I am Executive Director for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. I oversee the Administrative Office team and work with Executive Board and volunteer leaders to carry out goals of our 8,000-member professional society. I implement policies of the Executive Board and establish short-term goals for the administrative office that reflect long-term SIOP strategic goals. A major responsibility is planning, preparing and managing the annual conference. I’m a Certified Association Executive and have gained marketing, communications and association management experience through my prior work as Executive Vice President of the National Exchange Club, Executive Director of Marketing for the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce, and as a newspaper and magazine editor. I enjoy playing tennis and wine blogging. I live in Perrysburg, Ohio, with my wife, Kathy, and our dog Amber.

Linda Lentz

I am the Director of Administrative Services, but I joined the SIOP staff in September 2002 as a part-time Finance Manager. In 2005, I took on the responsibilities of payroll and benefit coordination for the AO Staff. I was promoted to the director position in 2011. My primary roles include managing the finances and investments of the Society, working with the Financial Officer and Portfolio Officers to develop the annual budget, assisting with the Awards and Fellows programs, and serving as the liaison for the SIOP Foundation Board. From monitoring the monthly finances, managing the hiring process for new team members, coordinating donor agreements for the Foundation, to assisting Dave with planning Society meetings, I have enjoyed the variety of the work at SIOP. I came to SIOP from the Dana Credit Corporation where I worked for 9 years in the leasing industry. As a nontraditional college student, I worked full-time at Toledo Hospital while attending the University of Toledo in the evenings. After 8 years, I received a BBA, with honors, in finance. My husband Bob and I moved to Bowling Green in 2001 with our children Nick and Miranda.

Jenny Baker

Hello! I am the Publications Manager at SIOP. I prepare the conference program, TIP, IOP, and many other print and web materials. I also handle many of the conference logistics: designing and ordering tshirts, designing the conference bag art, preparing printed materials, preparing signage, and shipping all materials to the conference site. I also prepare artwork as needed. Some of you may see my name on Personnel Psychology articles as I was the assistant managing editor during the Hakels’ tenure as owners and I still proofread the journal. On the personal side, my husband Duane and I live outside BG in the country with our furkids: 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 donkeys, and 1 goat. I enjoy gardening, baking, shopping, camping and traveling, and reading. I received my bachelor’s in Scientific and Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University. I also hold a 3rd degree black belt in karate and taught self-defense in the BG area for many years.

My office mates picked this picture. They said it was the most “me.” Should I be flattered or offended?

Stephany Below

Stephanie BelowI am the Communications Manager at SIOP, leading internal and external communications, media relations, content development, social media, and various visibility efforts. My duties include developing and editing content for the SIOP website, editing the monthly Newsbriefs newsletter, designing various promotional and educational pieces, and marketing SIOP events. I was very involved in SIOP’s recent rebranding efforts and recently spearheaded work with SIOP’s Visibility Committee to develop the annual Top 10 Workplace Trends list, Top Minds and Bottom Lines event series, and Smarter Workplace Awareness Month (September). I am also active with SIOP’s Electronic Communications Committee on projects such as my.SIOP and promoting the use of social media. I have worked at SIOP since 2008. Prior to this job, I was a newspaper reporter, covering education, business, politics, and general news. When not at the office, I enjoy traveling, reading science fiction, cooking/eating great food, and spending time with my husband and toddler.

Emeka Ewuzie

I am the SIOP .NET Web Developer. I manage .NET projects that SIOP members use daily, consulting, developing, implementing, and managing applications to meet our business needs. I work with SIOP volunteer leaders to respond to new/renewed programming needs by converting business processes using the .NET platform. I update various programs to meet needs of conference and/or consortium meetings, and also provide troubleshooting and helpdesk assistance. I also provide programming support for the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Together with the rest of the staff, I create new programs to increase efficiency. I have B.Sc. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University. I’m not an avid sports fan – I would like to be, but I don’t get out as much. When I get a chance, I still love to play tennis, racquetball, table tennis (Ping-Pong ), and football (soccer ) all in one day. For me, sometimes writing code is calming. I like to solve problems and build something out of nothing.

Larry Nader

Larry NaderI am the IT Manager at SIOP. My responsibilities include database, network, computer, and software management, and helpdesk for SIOP members. I have been with SIOP since 1998. When I started with SIOP, I was one of just three employees. I have seen and helped implement the growth of the office, website, and member services. Prior to SIOP I owned and operated a radio station in California for 5 years and a printing/graphic design business for 10 years. I spent 2 years as a technical writer for the Microwave Instruments Division (MID) of Hewlett Packard (now called Keysight Technologies). Because of my radio experience, I DJ weddings occasionally. I have a wife, one son, three dogs, and a cat. I am active with Kiwanis, and other organizations in need of fundraising to serve the public.


Jim Rebar

Jim RebarI have been working at SIOP since January 2012 as the office’s web content specialist. I am responsible for all the static content on the SIOP website. Among my other duties are maintaining the Graduate Training Program database, updating committee rosters, and processing all the ads for The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) and the annual conference program. I bring considerable expertise to the job from my 6 years as photographer, graphics specialist, and system administrator at the Northwest Signal newspaper in Napoleon, Ohio. Prior to that, I worked in the federal government in the Baltimore, Maryland, area for almost 30 years as an intelligence analyst and computer requirements professional. I have a BA in Russian and an MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures from The Pennsylvania State University. I served 4 years in Germany in the U.S. Army before attending college. I am married to Carolyn and live in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Jayne Tegge

Jayne TeggeHi, I’m Jayne Tegge, Member Services Specialist. If you call the SIOP office, you’ll probably talk to me first. I recently joined the staff, after eight years as a librarian, so I’m still in the learning phase, but SIOP is a great place to work! My duties include membership applications, renewals, dues payments and records, as well as the SIOP Store, and the Executive Board Briefing Book. I graduated from the University of Dayton with a BA in Communications. My husband, Tim, and I just sent our only daughter off to college, so we are learning how to fill our empty (and finally neat!) nest. I’m an avid cook, cookbook collector, food preserver and all things “foodie,” have a huge garden, and squeeze in as much reading as possible at all times.


Tracy Vanneman

Tracy VannemanAs the Membership Services and Continuing Education Manager for SIOP, I work on many aspects of the SIOP membership and event attendee experience. I work to recruit and retain members, manage the administration of the continuing education program, assist with event planning for the conference and LEC, and solicit and assist exhibitors and event sponsors. I joined the SIOP Administrative Office staff in 2008. Previously, I worked in development and event planning at Toledo Botanical Garden in Toledo, OH, as well as in newspaper advertising sales at the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. My husband, Jake, is a high school teacher and basketball coach, and we have four children: Lila (7), Nora (3), and twin babies, Cole and Cori (5 months). I enjoy spending time with my family, watersports, being outdoors, and traveling (particularly to Walt Disney World!)

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Clif Boutelle

Clif BoutelleI started working as a consultant at SIOP in 2000 after 35 years at Bowling Green State University, retiring in 1999 as associate vice president of marketing and communications. Lee Hakel, who then headed the SIOP Administrative Office in Bowling Green, asked me if I would be interested in doing some part-time promotional work for the field of I-O and the work being done by SIOP members. I was familiar with I-O because of BGSU’s outstanding I-O program and working with people like Bob Guion and Olin and Pat Smith. I’ve been at SIOP since and have greatly enjoyed working with and meeting so many outstanding members. When not at the office, I can usually be found on the golf course or traveling with my wife, Judy, to visit our children and grandchildren.