FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEST ALLIS, WIS., Nov. 30, 2011 – Lanette (Lani) Becker, CAE has been promoted to associate executive director of the Wisconsin Dental Association effective Dec. 1, 2011 announced Executive Director Mark Paget today.
Becker will assist with strategic planning and tasks related to the WDA Board of Trustees and House of Delegates and the American Dental Association 9th District, which includes Wisconsin and Michigan.
She continues as program coordinator for the WDA Foundation and WDA Mission of Mercy and as staff liaison to the Annual Session Committee and Marquette University School of Dentistry’s Continuing Education Committee. Other duties include oversight of WDA membership recruitment and retention efforts, peer review and component support services.
Becker joined the WDA in 1993 as an administrative assistant before becoming director of member services and information technology in 1996.
A certified association executive, she is the 2012 president of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives.
Becker is a member of the America’s Dentists Care Foundation Board of Directors. The group named her national volunteer of the year in 2011.
“This staff change is prompted by the planned March 31, 2012 retirement of Chief Operating Officer Jeanne Rude after more than 35 years with the WDA. It gives us several months in which to transition duties,” Paget said.