SIOP Administrative Office
440 E Poe Rd, Ste 101
Bowling Green, OH 43402
or e-mail: SIOP@siop.org
Administrative Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Dave Nershi, Executive Director
SIOP has seen remarkable growth in both membership and impact to the general public under the leadership of Executive Director Dave Nershi. He oversees the Administrative Office team and works with Executive Board and volunteer leaders to carry out goals of the 8,000-member professional society. He implements policies of the Executive Board and establishes 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 and Leading Edge Consortium. He is a Certified Association Executive and has gained marketing, communications and association management experience through 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. He received his BA in Art from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He enjoys playing tennis and wine blogging. Dave lives in Perrysburg, Ohio, with his wife, Kathy, and dog Amber.
Find Dave on LinkedIn here or email him here.
Linda Lentz, Director of Administrative Services
Linda Lentz serves the Society as the Director of Administrative Services. Linda plays an integral role in guiding the administrative affairs of SIOP by working closely with Society Leaders. From developing the annual budget with the Financial Officer and Portfolio Officers, providing support for the Awards and Fellows Chairs, and serving as the liaison for the SIOP Foundation Board, Linda can be counted on to offer first class service. She holds a BBA in finance from the University of Toledo. Linda enjoys genealogy, golf, and spending time with her husband Bob and children Nick and Miranda.
Find Linda on LinkedIn here or email her here.
Jenny Baker, Publications Manager
Publications Manager Jenny Baker prepares the conference program, TIP, IOP, and many other print and web materials. She also handles much of the conference logistics: designing and ordering t-shirts, designing the conference bag art, preparing printed materials and signage, and shipping all materials to the conference site, as well as preparing artwork as needed. Formerly the assistant managing editor of Personnel Psychology, she has worked with the Hakels since 2001 and officially became part of the SIOP team in 2004. She holds a bachelor’s in Scientific and Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University. Jen and her husband Duane live outside BG in the country with their dogs, two cats, two donkeys, and a goat. Jen enjoys gardening, baking, shopping, camping and traveling, and reading.
Email Jenny here.
Stephany Below, Communications Manager
Stephany is the Communications Manager at SIOP. She leads the work of the Communications Department, including internal and external communications, marketing, media relations, content development, social media, and various visibility efforts. Her duties include developing content for the SIOP website, editing the monthly Newsbriefs newsletter, designing various promotional and educational pieces, and marketing events and services. Stephany is very involved in SIOP’s branding efforts and spearheaded work with the Visibility Committee to develop the annual Top 10 Workplace Trends list, Top Minds and Bottom Lines event series, and Smarter Workplace Awareness Month (September). Stephany is also active with the Electronic Communications Committee on projects such as my.SIOP and social media. She has worked at SIOP since 2008 and was previously a newspaper reporter. She holds a BA in journalism from Miami University. When not at the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.
Find Stephany on LinkedIn here or email her here.
Scott Case, IT Business Systems Analyst
Scott is the IT Business Systems Analyst. His responsibilities include configuration, use and troubleshooting of the NOAH association management software system. He also works closely with project owners to understand document business process and project requirements and offer solution options. He also provides support to assist users with installs, updates, and training on current/new application systems. This also includes the creation of documentation for all SIOP members. Prior to SIOP he spent over 20 years in higher education.
Larry Nader, IT Manager
Larry Nader is the IT Manager at SIOP. His responsibilities include database, network, computer, and software management, and helpdesk for SIOP members. He has been with SIOP since 1998. Prior to SIOP he owned and operated a radio station in California for 5 years and a printing/graphic design business for 10 years. He spent 2 years as a technical writer for the Microwave Instruments Division (MID) of Hewlett Packard (now called Keysight Technologies). He has a BA in Communications from the College of Wooster. He attained an FFC general operator’s license to be a radio station Chief Engineer. He has over 30 years of experience with computer technology.
Email Larry here.
Jim Rebar, Web Content Specialist
Jim serves as SIOP's web content specialist. He is responsible for all the static content on the SIOP website. Additionally, he maintains the Graduate Training Program database, updates committee rosters, and processes all the ads for The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) and the annual conference program. Prior to joining SIOP, Jim worked as a photographer, web and graphics specialist, and system administrator at the Northwest Signal newspaper in Napoleon, Ohio. He retired from the Federal Government after 30 years working as an intelligence analyst and computer requirements professional. Jim has a BA in Russian and an MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures from The Pennsylvania State University. He served 4 years in Germany in the U.S. Army before attending college. He is married to Carolyn and lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Find Jim on LinkedIn here or email him here.
Jayne Tegge, Member Services Specialist
The friendly voice answering the phone in the SIOP office is probably Jayne Tegge, who is SIOP's Member Services Specialist. Prior to SIOP, she spent eight years as a librarian, and has also worked at a variety of sales and customer service positions, and even owned a book business at one time. Her duties include membership applications, renewals, dues payments and records, as well as the SIOP Store, and the Executive Board Briefing Book. Jayne graduated from the University of Dayton with a BA in Communications. She and her husband, Tim, just recently sent their only daughter off to college and are now learning how to fill their empty (and finally neat!) nest. Jayne is an avid cook, cookbook collector, food preserver and all things “foodie.” She has a huge garden, and squeezes in as much reading as possible at all times.
Email Jayne here.
Tracy Vanneman, Partnerships and Programs Manager
As the Partnerships and Programs Manager, Tracy works on many aspects of the SIOP membership and event attendee experience, including managing the administration of the continuing education program, event planning for the conference and Leading Edge Consortium, building relationships with exhibitors and event sponsors, and implementing special projects. Mrs. Vanneman joined the SIOP Administrative Office staff in 2008. Previously, she worked in non-profit development and event planning. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Her husband, Jake, is a high school teacher and basketball coach, and they have four children: Lila, Nora, and twins, Cole and Cori. Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, watersports, being outdoors, and traveling (particularly to Walt Disney World – looking forward to SIOP 2017!).
Find Tracy on LinkedIn here or email her here.
Barbara Ruland, Communications Specialist
Barbara works in the Communications Department, with duties including social media management and monitoring, media relations, website content creation, and video and graphic production. A native of New Mexico, Barbara has a BS, with honors, in Radio and Television from San Diego State University. She worked in television broadcasting and corporate video in San Diego, winning awards for her writing, producing and editing work, before moving to Bowling Green, Ohio with her husband Jeff Betts. Barbara joined SIOP in 2016 after 8 years working with the downtown merchants and property owners. While at Downtown BG, she helped create a supporting charity and wrote several grants in support of civic improvement initiatives. A word geek, Barbara loves to read. She also likes to garden, cook, and explore new places.
And we get public relations support from…
Clif Boutelle, Media Relations
Clif 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 him if he would be interested in doing some part-time promotional work for the field of I-O and the work being done by SIOP members. Clif 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. He has been at SIOP since and has greatly enjoyed working with and meeting so many outstanding members. When not at the office, he can usually be found on the golf course or traveling with his wife, Judy, to visit their children and grandchildren.
Email Clif here.