Heather Roden, assistant director of events and conferences at Hope College, was recently elected to the national board of directors for the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I).

The professional organization has more than 1,400 members and is the primary association for college administrators working in the events and conference area. Roden's three-year term on the board of directors will begin in March.

Roden has been a member of ACCED-I for eight years and an active member of the regional organization, Region 8.  She was elected regional director-elect for Region 8 in 2006.

In 2007, she served as the regional conference chair and hosted the regional meeting, and in 2008 she served as the regional director.  She is currently on the "2- Minute Survey Committee" and is a co-chair of the 2010 Annual Conference Hospitality Committee.

Roden has been a member of the Hope staff since 1999.  She is a 1998 Hope graduate