Federation of Genealogical Societies Appoints Patricia W. Rand as Treasurer

May 31, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces that Patricia W. Rand of Florida has recently been appointed to its Board of Directors as Treasurer.

Pat Rand has over 20 years of experience in the genealogy field and currently serves as President of The Villages Genealogical Society in The Villages, Florida which has over 700 members. She is a retired CPA, the current treasurer for the Florida State Genealogical Society and recently served as treasurer for the Florida Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Pat Oxley, President of FGS states, “We are so pleased to have Pat Rand join the FGS team as our treasurer. Pat brings a strong accounting background and years of experience. We feel so fortunate that she is willing to share her time and talent with FGS.”

Pat Rand replaces Kim Kasprzyk who has resigned the Treasurer position due to an extended illness. Please keep Kim in your thoughts and prayers and also help us in welcoming Pat to the FGS Board.

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.