Monday, July 11, 2011

National Genealogical Society Announces New Staff Appointments

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces two staff appointments: Erin Wood as Conference Manager and Gayathri Kher as IT System Manager.

In her new position as Conference Manager, Erin Wood will be responsible for many aspects of planning for NGS’s annual conference. She will research and visit potential venues for future conferences as well as work with local societies. Erin will be the point person for conference exhibitors and will be responsible for room set-up, signage, audio-visual requirements, security, speaker support, volunteer coordination, advertising, sponsorships, and will work closely with the current NGS Conference Chair, Julie Miller. Erin and Julie have already been busy making plans. Erin has nearly five years of experience in the events industry and holds a bachelor degree in tourism and events management from George Mason University. Erin shares that she is “ecstatic to use my knowledge toward making the 2012 NGS Family History Conference in Cincinnati a huge success!”

Gayathri has been with NGS for six years and has served as Conference Manager for the past two years. Gayathri will now focus on her role as IT System Manager. She will continue to be the NGS webmaster and will work with Jordan Jones, chairman of the NGS Technology Committee, on several projects the Society has planned. Gayathri holds a master’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has over seven years of information technology experience in the non-profit association industry.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, VA-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists. Please visit the NGS Pressroom for further information.