The National Officers are pretty much what they sound like: club officers who operate on the national level. Click on the links below to learn more about the various national offices.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors are a body that is responsible for high level administrative decisions regarding the club, it’s activities, and it’s legal responsibilities such as respecting copyright laws and so on.
National Storyteller (NST)
The National Storyteller is the chief officer in charge of non-player-generated plot in the various venues operated by the club. Each venue has its own Assistant National Storyteller, so the aNST Vampire: The Requiem is probably going to be a different person than the aNST Mage: The Ascension . In addition to controlling national plots, the NST is in charge of making sure his or her subordinate Storytellers are on the same page, as well as coordinating plots that cross regional lines.
NST: Josh Chaney
The National Coordinator, like the National Storyteller, is the top of the food chain for coordinators. He or she is responsible for making sure all his or her subordinate Coordinators get their tasks done on time, and also for adjudicating any decisions that need to be made at the national level.
NC: Jen Kuiper
Protection, Advocacy and Cultural Team (PACT)
The PACT Team serves as a designated neutral party within a specific organization and provides conflict resolution and problem solving services to members of the organization.
PACT: Jennifer Rastegar & Janus Pastor
National Conventions Administrator (NCA)
The National Conventions Administrator sits at the head of the convention committee for club-related conventions: regionals, nationals and related events.
NCA: Jenn Cross
National Marketing Manager (NMM)
The NMM will develop and maintain marketing strategies to meet agreed objectives. Collect and review market research, included competitor data and adjusting strategies as needed. The NMM will oversee all advertising and promotional opportunities.
NMM: Brendan Whaley
MES Tech Team
The MES Tech Team, lead by the National Tech Administrator (NTA) handles all updating and maintenance of the clubs technical assets. This includes the MES website, MES New Member Portal, and legacy tools.
NTA: Edward Monical-Vuylsteke
National Club Services Administrator (NCSA)\
The National Club Services Administrator handles support for all our MES Systems, including issues with memberships, club tools, and MES Mailing lists.
NCSA: Patrick Colford
National Philanthropic Administrator
The National Philanthropic Administrator tracks the nationally supported charities the MES focuses on for our drives and conventions, after vetting them on their merits. They also run and organize a quarterly charity drive for the MES as a whole.
NPA: Stephen Banks
National Communities Manager
The National Communities Manager runs the various online hobby and interest groups of MES Online, as well as assists in coordinating MES Online games.
NCM: Cris Hundley
National Standards Manager
The National Standards Manager administers our education standards and training documents.
NSM: Leslie LeMaire
The Archivist is responsible for maintaining as complete as feasible record of the organization’s activity for future needs.
Archivist: Brian Gates
Secretary to the Board
The Secretary to the Board of Directors assists the Board with clerical work, including meeting minutes and tracking action items for the Board.
Board Secretary: Nathan Atkins
International Development Liaison
Trade Show Manager
The Trade Show Manager (TSM) helps organize MES’ presence at trade and industry shows, with an eye specifically toward recruitment. These include a variety of conventions, which have included: Gen Con, Origins, Pax, Dragon*Con, various ComicCons, et al.
If you would like to be a club officer, you can find out about the different offices here. Be aware that national officer positions are positions of significant trust and responsibility, and that to become one you must prove your ability to live up to those responsibilities at a lower level first.