It is with sadness that I announce that Courtney Bennett, AoIR’s Association Coordinator, is stepping down in her role for family reasons. She has been tremendously helpful in her time with AoIR, and we wish her much luck in her future pursuits.
Fortunately, for us, one of our members is a great fit for the role. Michelle K. Gardner will be starting as Association Coordinator May 30th. She has a background in events coordination, but her passions are for all things Internet-related. Michelle has researched the use of social media tools for engagement, communication, and education. Over the last several years Michelle has educated people across the United States on social media tools and their uses through conference presentations, invited talks, and keynote luncheons. When not otherwise occupied, Michelle can usually be found hanging out with Harry Potter fans or traveling.