The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association is happy to announce Robert Martin's promotion to director of operations.
Hired as a part-time executive assistant in early 2013, Robert readily demonstrated his extensive, well-rounded skill set and dedication to independent bookselling by managing the MIBA's book awards and Midwest Connections programs. He also quickly learned trade show operations as he managed exhibitors and hotel operations for the Heartland Fall Forum. Last year, MIBA hired Robert full-time and he became involved in all aspects of managing the association.
Moving ahead, Robert will take on increased responsibility regarding the internal operations of Midwest Booksellers, such as managing accounting, the database, and catalog production.
Carrie Obry, executive director of Midwest Booksellers, says, "Bob continually impresses me with his ability to manage complex workloads with grace and professionalism. He's a dedicated reader with especially competent nonprofit management skills, so I consider him the ideal employee for the job."
Please join us in congratulating Robert on his well-deserved promotion.