Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Callam appoints meeting planning manager

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Carolina MangieriCarolina Mangieri, a Baptist World Alliance (BWA) member of staff since 2004, assumes the full position of Meeting Planning Manager beginning October 1.

The appointment was made by BWA General Secretary Neville Callam following a decision of the Executive Committee in Vancouver, Canada, in July, that “the General Secretary will make interim staffing arrangements to continue the work of the BWA while the Executive Task Group does its work.”

The task group is to take a comprehensive look at BWA staffing and submit its recommendations not later than 2018. The general secretary can fill vacancies that arise on an interim basis.

Mangieri will, in addition to the Meeting Planning portfolio, assume staff leadership for selected aspects of the work of the BWA Youth Department while the task group fulfills its mandate.

The combination of responsibilities for the Youth Department and the Conference portfolio follow the work of the BWA 21st Century Committee and the Implementation Task Force several years ago. This caused Mangieri’s role in the Conference Office to include service to the BWA Youth Department.

Mangieri served two years as administrative assistant in the Division on Promotion and Development and in a similar role in the BWA Conference Office over the last 10 years.

“In the position she occupied in the Youth Department/Conference Office, Carolina has been steady and reliable and has contributed significantly to the success of BWA’s congresses, Annual Gatherings, youth conferences and executive committee meetings,” Callam said.

Mangieri’s Meeting Planning portfolio will include logistical responsibility for BWA events, including the Baptist International Conference on Theological Education (BICTE) and BWA-sponsored training events and receptions.

“Carolina has drawn on her training in public relations and hotel management at the Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy and the Instituto Superior en Turismo Perito Moreno, respectively,” Callam stated. “Over the years, BWA had made good use of her multi-lingual skills that were honed, starting in her native Argentina.”

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©September 30, 2016

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