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Lori Rathje, CAE

Lori Rathje, CAE, has been named Executive Director of the Society for Mucosal Immunology. Lori was previously Association Manager for SMI and served in that position since 2008.

“I am honored to serve as Executive Director of SMI, and to have the opportunity to work with such distinguished leaders to advance their mission,” Rathje said.

Lori has worked in the association management industry for the past ten years. Through her experience, she has developed a diverse skill set across all areas of association management. She is proficient in developing membership and marketing campaigns, drafting development plans and achieving funding goals. She is experienced in facilitating strategic planning, rebuilding and redesigning websites based on the latest industry standards, supporting and leading Boards of Directors and developing and managing organizational budgets. She has worked with association leadership to coordinate the development of more than 20 medical education programs, ranging in size from 100 to 1,000 participants. Lori has extensive knowledge and experience with Continuing Medical Education (CME) and adult learning principles. In addition to SMI, she is also the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA) and the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society (OAS). She achieved her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2014.