Tuesday, December 14, 2010

SinC Announces New Vice President/President-Elect

With sadness, the Sisters in Crime Board of Directors announces that award-winning author Dana Stabenow has resigned as vice president of the organization.

In her short time on the board, Dana brought many energetic ideas about ways to strengthen SinC’s outreach efforts. While serving as vice president, however, she realized that her personal and professional demands wouldn’t allow her to allocate the amount of time she wanted to have available for Sisters in Crime projects.

On a brighter note, criminal justice professor and mystery novelist Frankie Bailey has agreed to join the SinC Board as vice president/president-elect.

Frankie is the author of four mystery novels and 10 nonfiction works examining crime history, crime fiction, and crime and mass media/popular culture. In addition to her writing background, she brings a wealth of experience to the SinC position, including a stint as Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America.

As specified in the Sisters in Crime bylaws, the SinC Board of Directors votes to replace a Board member for the reminder of the term. The board vote for Bailey was unanimous.

Please follow Dana’s adventures on her blog, and please welcome Frankie to the SinC Board!

The current Sisters in Crime Board of Directors includes Cathy Pickens as President, Frankie Bailey as Vice President/President-Elect, Barbara Fister as Secretary, Kathryn Wall as Treasurer/Authors Coalition Liaison, Sandra Parshall as Chapter Liaison, Ellen Hart as Publicity Chair, Jim Huang as Bookstore Liaison, Mary Boone as Library Liaison, Nancy Martin as Member-At-Large, Val McDermid as Member-At-Large, Barb Goffman as Monitoring Project Liaison and Marcia Talley as Past President.

Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers. Today, the organization is made up of 3,200 members in 48 chapters worldwide—authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians, and others who love mysteries. Sisters in Crime is online at www.sistersincrime.org.


E. B. Davis said...

Thanks so much for stepping up to the plate. Volunteering is often a thankless job, but I have no doubt that you will be supported well by the other Board members. Even if we don't say it often enough, we are thankful. Your books sound interesting, and surprisingly--I'm attracted by your nonfiction as well as fiction. Good luck and have a great run.

Sandra Parshall said...

Frankie, thank you for offering SinC the gift of your time and expertise. I know you'll be a valuable addition to the board.

Msmstry said...

Welcome aboard, Frankie.Isn't it great that academicians no longer have to hide genre writing from administrators?! I look forward to working with you.

Ramona said...

Kudos to you, Frankie, for stepping up, and many thanks to everyone in SinC leadership for your work in serving the organization.

Roberta Isleib said...

Great crew--we're delighted to have you on board Frankie! And best of luck to Dana...

Judy Clemens said...

So glad to have you on the board, Frankie! Thanks so much for your willingness. With your energy and experience SinC will benefit greatly.

Best wishes to Dana, as well. I'm sure she will still give time to SinC as she is able!

Frankie said...

Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome and the votes of confidence.

I hope I can bring as many ideas and as much enthusiasm to the position as I hear Dana did.

And I'm looking forward to working with Cathy and the rest of the board.

Happy Holidays!