Running for treasurer
About your work: I manage the business of the OU Daily student newspaper and other student media operations here. I also teach news editing.
How long have you been an ACES member? 25 years
How have you contributed to ACES: I am a regular presenter at national conferences and one of the core trainers for ACES' in-person boot camps. As treasurer, I have been one of the leaders in creating and managing our organization's growing professional staff.
Why you feel you are the best candidate for this position: The organization's finances are in excellent shape, and I hope ACES members agree that we should stay the course.
What you envision for ACES during your tenure: I will further develop ACES' investments to ensure a reliable but robust return. I will continue the work of transitioning our day-to-day finances to ACES' professional staff, operating with formal, diligent oversight from me and the Executive Committee.
What is one thing about ACES that you would like to improve, and what ideas do you have on how to improve it? ACES has grown substantially in the past few years and continues to grow. But our revenue strategy has not quite caught up to that growth. Our strong financial position helped us weather the pandemic, but for the future, I’d like to see us put more member dollars to work for members.