CAROL RITTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
832-717-5200, Ext. 127
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Carol Ritter joined RWA after serving for nine years as vice-president of operations and standards of the Better Business Bureau of Houston and South Texas. Before becoming executive director, Carol was RWA's deputy executive director. Carol graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
JESSIE EDWARDS, MARKETING & PR MANAGER
832-717-5200, Ext. 128
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Jessie Edwards began working for Romance Writers of America in August 2017. As Marketing and PR Manager, Jessie handles press inquiries and outreach, as well as RWA social media. Jessie graduated from Berry College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Public Relations. She has worked in romance publicity since 2010.
ERIN FRY, EDITOR & PUBLICATIONS MANAGER
832-717-5200, Ext. 122
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Erin Fry began working for Romance Writers of America in September 2002. As editor, Erin oversees the acquisition of content and production of the association's magazine (the Romance Writers Report
), RWA eNotes
, and all printed conference materials. Erin graduated Texas A&M University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
STEPHANI FRY, EDUCATION & PROGRAMS MANAGER
832-717-5200, Ext. 126
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Stephani Fry has been with RWA since 2005. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Sociology and earned her Master of Library Science in 2008. Currently, Stephani serves as RWA’s liaison to the bookseller and librarian communities, organizes RWA’s presence at BookExpo America and the ALA Conferences, arranges the RWA Librarians Day events, serves as the staff contact for the workshop committee and RWA University, and assists with the management of the Academic Research Grant program.
DONNA MATHOSLAH, MEMBERSHIP SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR
832-717-5200, Ext. 121
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Donna Mathoslah has a background in human resources outsourcing and was once a small business owner. She enthusiastically assists members with questions and responds to members by email or telephone. As a former RWA member, Donna brings a unique understanding to the vital front-office services.
JACKIE PADILLA, ACCOUNTANT
832-717-5200, Ext. 132
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Jackie came to RWA in the summer of 2014 to take on the role of Accountant. Jackie has earned an Associate’s degree in accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in business finance (graduated with honors). With a love for numbers, Jackie handles all things financial when it comes to RWA.
LESLIE SCANTLEBURY, CHAPTER & PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS MANAGER
832-717-5200, Ext. 123
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Leslie Scantlebury has years of experience in association management. Her background includes member retention, education, and association resource management for a 19,000-member nonprofit association. In addition to offering professional support to chapters, Leslie is charged with ensuring that chapters are in compliance with RWA bylaws and are operating as nonprofit entities. She also reviews boilerplate contracts to determine if publishers meet RWA’s standards. She also handles member complaints against publishers and agents, arranges the editor and agent author event, and reviews Qualifying Market questionnaires. Leslie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.
MEGAN SLOAN, SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER
832-717-5200, Ext. 120
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Megan joined RWA in June 2010 all the way from Indiana. With a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Purdue University and extensive work experience ranging from business travel to event planning, her skills are widely utilized at RWA. Currently, Megan handles an array of projects.