MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Nov. 12, 2008) — Svinicki Association Management Inc. has been selected by NIBA—The Belting Association to handle management services for the organization starting Jan. 1.
SAMI replaces MRA Association Management Solutions, a division of MRA—The Management Association, which has managed NIBA since 1994. MRA's Randy Rakow, who had served as executive director of NIBA, and Cie Motelet, the association manager, are retiring.
Formed by Jane Svinicki in 1986, Milwaukee-based SAMI, with a staff of 10, currently manages 20 associations, including the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association. Jennifer Rzepka, a nine-year veteran of SAMI, will take over as executive director of NIBA.
MRA is a not-for-profit employers' organization serving more than 4,000 employers throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. “We enjoyed our 14 years with NIBA, said Kristine Hillmer, interim executive director. “We wish them all the best. If they ever need us, we're still there for them.”