Senior Staff


"Adirondack has the
most knowledgeable and
concise editors with
whom I have ever worked.
They are unfailingly
good-humored and get
the job done efficiently
and effectively. I heartily
recommend their services
to anyone looking for
magazine or Web
site assistance."

Anne Griffith, Research Director
Software & Information
Industry Association


 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Rakestraw, President

Education

  • Bachelor of Journalism, major in magazine, University of Missouri School of Journalism
  • Associate in Risk Management designation
  • Membership Marketing Certification, American Society of Association Executives
  • Executive Development Program, Purdue University

Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • Board Member/Treasurer, Society of National Association Publications, 2005-Present
  • Member, ASAE Communication Section Technology Committee, 1996
  • Council member, ASAE Communications Section, 1997
  • Judge, 1997 American Advertising Federation Communication Awards
  • Judge, 2000 Marketing and Communication Awards, Software & Information Industry Association
  • Judge, numerous years, ASAE Gold Circle Awards

Awards

  • First place, Association of Educational Publishers, most improved magazine, 2002
  • First place, Association of Educational Publishers, single-theme issue magazine, 2002
  • First place, ASAE 1990 Gold Circle Awards for Best Association Magazine
  • First place, Society of National Association Publications Excel Awards, most improved magazine, 2002
  • First place, ASAE 1996 Gold Circle Awards for Best Association Web Site
  • First place, Magazine Production & Design Magazine for best magazine redesign, 1991
  • Second place, Society of National Association Publications Excel Awards, single-theme issue, 2006
  • Second place, Society of National Association Publications Excel Awards, overall design excellence, 2002
  • Second place, ASAE 1993 Gold Circle Awards for Best Association Magazine
  • Second place, ASAE 1996 Associations Advance America Awards for CyberSurfari, a Web-based treasure hunt benefiting technology in schools
  • Finalist, Association of Educational Publishers, single-theme issue magazine, 2003
  • Honorable mention, ASAE 2006 Gold Circle Awards for Best Association Magazine

 


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