About me

A Sarasota-based, experienced Executive Director with 15+ years of experience in membership association management. Currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Harvard University Extension School (anticipated completion Winter 2016).  Looking to expand my management experience within a new organization.

I have wide experience managing projects and reputation for being a forward thinker. I see the future as an unlimited canvas. I enjoy my work most when I am creating something bigger than the sum of its parts.

Christine Meier

Projects: Website Launches, Webinars, Research Conferences; Live Training Meetings; Process Streamlining; Leadership Onboarding; Creating Opportunity; Public Speaking.

Why Fireworks? I try to be a spark of inspiration in every interaction. I love creating and happily give away many of my best ideas. Plus, fireworks are just plain beautiful!

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Professional

National Association of Fire Investigators

Executive Director | July 2014 – October, 2016
Director of Training Programs | December 1999 – July 2014

Sarasota, FL

  • Provided day to day management and oversight of the largest independent certifying agency for fire investigators and its staff of 3 full-time and 3 part-time employees.
  • Increased overall membership in the organization by 142% from 2800 to 6800.
  • Certification program oversight - Certifying over 1000 individuals per year across three programs (CFEI, CVFI, CFII).
  • Streamlined member management process from  paper based system to a web based computerized self-service membership database.
  • Developed and implemented an international research conference: the International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology. (2006-2016)
  • Oversaw the execution of over live 25 training events
  • Identified and development programs for non-dues revenue.
  • Developed and implemented, from the ground up, a Professional Liability Insurance program for association members.
  • Developed & introduced and maintained web-based training for association members.
  • Oversaw the execution of over 35 live web training events.
  • Oversaw the development of association websites: nafi.org, i-a-fi.org, isficonference.com, fire-investigator-insurance.com
  • Identify and tap new markets
  • Oversaw the creation, launch and growth of a subsidiary association - the International Association of Fire Investigators (IAFI).
  • Provide annual plan and guidance with the board of directors, establishing goals for the year ahead.
  • Member communication and outreach.
  • Supervised day-to-day bookkeeping and liaised with CPA.
  • Coordinated with the Board of Directors, legal counsel and other experts to craft response and strategy designed to mitigate threats to the Association: Contract disputes, trademark infringements, and reputation liabilities.

John A. Kennedy & Associates

Operations Manager, 1999-2014
Transition Manager, Contract Position October 2016 to January 2017

Sarasota, Florida

  • Manage transition between JAK&A and a new company upon owners retirement.
  • Managed day-to-day operations.
  • All bookkeeping functions; Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable,
  • Client relations

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