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September 8th, 2:47PM

Ranae Bartlett, who has been serving as the Interim Executive Director since February 10, has been named as the US Chess Executive Director effective March 16, 2024. Previously, Bartlett had been hired as the Director of Operations on September 5, 2023.  Ranae is a former school board member for Madison City Schools and currently serves as President of the Madison City Council. Ranae began her work in chess as a volunteer at Rainbow Elementary and started Madison City Chess League as a way support chess in all of the schools in the Madison City Schools system. Madison City Chess League has been growing and supporting chess education in Madison since 2013. Ranae served as the League's Executive Director for ten years. For the past two years, Ranae has served as Co-Chair of the Chess in Education Committee for US Chess. More about Ranae's new position with US Chess can be found here

Thank you to our members who showed up to vote for our local candidates for ACF Board positions. Congratulations to Adam Epling - Membership VP, Sarah May - Public Relations VP, and Todd Guthrie - Scholastic VP!

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