April Rai, Director
April Rai is responsible for overseeing the membership and chapter relations departments of WTS and works with the Executive Director on development and strategic partnerships. In this role, April works to implement growth and retention strategies to increase membership in WTS, ensure system efficiencies and foster meaningful relationships with WTS chapters, key industry stakeholders and other professionals to elevate the organization.
Prior to joining WTS, April served as the CEO for the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), a coalition of over 100 organizations and agencies dedicated to youth health and safety. In this role, April engaged with transportation stakeholders on road safety programs, injury prevention education and workforce development initiatives.
April previously served as Manager & Affairs Analyst in the Office of the Dean at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing directing government affairs and communications. In this role April was responsible for managing the State of Maryland, Action Coalition, an initiative of the AARP Foundation, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
April can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hale Diamond, Manager
Hale implements the long-term communication and programming plan of WTS, driven by data and powered by member commitment. Her process for executing the goals of WTS includes using innovative tools to broaden WTS’ impact and modernize its digital presence. During a key growth phase, she will be charged with communicating membership value, program features, and events.
Prior to joining WTS International, Hale worked at Household & Commercial Products Association and its affiliates, the Alliance for Consumer Education, and Ignite Solution, at which she played an essential role in carrying out two rebrands and a brand refresh. Each including revamped program offerings and a visual update, contributing to their overall modernization.
Hale graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies specializing in International Media and minoring in Literature from American University. She is a Buffalo native who loves visiting home for chicken wings, sponge candy, and visiting her pet Shih Tzu, Spike.
Hale can be reached at email@example.com.
Keith Wells, Manager
Keith works closely with the Director while managing the day to day responsibilities of the membership department. He brings more than 15 years of progressive experience in member engagement within the non-profit membership sector. He’s a tactical problem-solver who can envision smart solutions to negotiate partnerships designed to capture opportunities for new memberships while keeping equal focus on maintaining our current membership base.
Prior to joining WTS International, Keith was the Membership and Database Coordinator at the National Society of Professional Engineers. During his eight year tenor at NSPE he helped cultivate National & State chapter relations, member retention, and had stakeholder success while seamlessly delivering a core level of service to each member.
Keith has been a volunteer for both the SPCA of Northern Virginia, and the DC Shiba Inu Rescue group. His hobbies include the study of Japanese culture, going out to the movies, attempting to prove that pizza is its own food group, and endlessly spoiling his dog Naomi.
Keith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby Blashford, Engagement Specialist
Shelby helps manage the planning, execution and follow up of all WTS meetings, including the organization’s premier events: the Annual Conference, Signature Leadership Training, and DC Summit. She is responsible for coordinating marketing efforts for events, both live and digital.
Prior to joining WTS, Shelby worked as a Digital Marketing Coordinator at the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing where she strengthened the association’s online voice.
Shelby graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and a minor in Marketing and Social Media Studies. Shelby loves to travel, practice yoga, and visit her golden retriever, Walker, in Columbus, Ohio.
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