New Committee Chairs to Lead Marketing and Fundraising

Committee chairs

Nonprofits like Binc depend on their board of directors to make informed decisions about issues affecting the organization in order to accomplish their goals. Binc is fortunate to have a diverse and committed board of directors that truly care about the mission and is ready to jump in and get involved. As part of their service, Binc board members also join one of Binc’s standing committees – Communication & Marketing, Fundraising & Events, Finance & Governance, or Program. As a committee member they can more closely address issues and take action on Binc’s goals by contributing first hand in their own area of expertise. Board members serve as the committee chairs, being responsible for running the committee and coordinating communication and actions with the board. We are pleased to announce two board members who have volunteered to be committee chairs for 2015.

Binc’s new committee chairs

Binc’s new Communication & Marketing chair is Rockelle Henderson, President and CEO of Rock Inked, Inc. Rockelle joined the Communications & Marketing committee in 2013 and was elected to the board of directors in 2014. During that time she has used her connections in the world of marketing and publishing to help build awareness of Binc throughout the book industry. She has also been a guest blogger, contributing on topics such as Cause Marketing and the surprising ways that the book industry can take over your life. We welcome Rockelle as the new committee chair.

Deborah Leonard is Binc’s new Fundraising & Events Committee chair. Deb is the Director of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA) and brings many years of event planning and contacts within the book industry to the committee. Deb joined the Binc board in 2014 and became a member of the Fundraising & Events committee. She has used her contacts and talents to support the Foundation through creating awareness of Binc and by organizing fundraisers at industry events and at the bookstore level. Thanks to Deb for her continued support.

These two new committee chairs join existing chairs: David Althoen for the Finance & Governance Committee and Christie Roehl for the Program Committee.

Want to get involved?

The Binc Foundation is always looking for more book people to support our mission of assisting bookstore employees and their families. To best address issues that are relevant and of interest to booksellers, Binc needs committee members from across the book industry, from booksellers to publishers. If you are interested in joining one of Binc’s committees, or have any questions, please contact us For more information on our committees visit our website.

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