Linda Ward joined IREI in January 2015 as the sales administrator and executive assistant to Geoffrey Dohrmann. She was promoted to Sponsor Benefits Manager 10 short months later as well as continuing in her role as Geoff’s assistant. Linda takes care of all publication sponsors, making sure they are receiving and utilizing the benefits they receive with their sponsorship as well as making sure new sponsors and renewing sponsors are taken care of. Prior to joining IREI Linda worked for a start-up company in Hayward, CA as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and ended her last years there as the Office Manager/Human Resources Specialist. Linda is a native Californian, graduated from Skyline High School and attended both Merritt and Laney Colleges in Oakland. She received her HR education and certification from San Francisco State University.