Your Interim Administrator – What I’m Working On

By Chris Wilbeck, WILPF US Interim Administrator

In addition to working for WILPF US this year as your Congress Coordinator, I have been contracted part-time to work as your Interim Administrator, until permanent staff needs are determined.

I come to you with a background in marketing research, project management and data analysis, after years managing research departments for large companies in Chicago. I now run my own consulting business in Des Moines, Iowa focusing on project management work for organizations — like WILPF — whose mission and values reflect my own.

The primary focus of my job as your Interim Administrator revolves around the upkeep and enhancement of the member database, as well as general bookkeeping and record keeping duties. Tasked with looking for improvements in technical and administrative processes involving both, I have already worked with board members to identify ways to improve database and record coding which will result in better branch and budget reports.   From my review so far, you already have a lot of good and valuable data.  We just need to revise a few collection, input and reporting methods to fully maximize the accuracy and usefulness of the information.

Additionally, I am your point person for website and listserv requests, which I will forward to Glenn Ruga, your communications guru. Glenn and I worked together to create the WILPF-US 33rd Triennial Congress website, which was a “mini-website” within the WILPF website and was crucial in ensuring members had the all information they needed to register and attend.  The website now also hosts news, photos, and reports from Congress, as well as the results from the Congress Experience survey. Glenn and I also just finished moving all the old listserv “lists” to the better performing listserv, giving you a better listserv experience and saving WILPF money. 

I am also taking and returning calls made to the WILPF US phone number, 617-266-0999, and responding to emails sent to  However, please feel free to contact me directly at or 515-229-6988.  I will work with you to make sure you get the information you need. If you want an updated branch report showing member renewals and donations made to national, I am the one to call. And, if you have any questions or issues with a listserv you are using, Glenn and I will work together to get you answers.



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