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Rachel Puffer Named Executive Director of SPSP

Washington D.C. (June 27, 2020) – The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) recently named Rachel Puffer as their next Executive Director, effective July 7, 2020. Puffer has 12 years of previous association executive experience. She joins SPSP after serving as the Vice President, Membership & Meetings for The Gerontological Society of America, an individual member association with 5,500 members.

Puffer’s greatest strengths as a leader are her organizational skills and her natural tendency to collaborate with others. In 2008, Puffer completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management with a minor in Accounting from Elon University.

About SPSP

 SPSP is the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists. SPSP strives to advance the science, teaching, and application of social and personality psychology. The core focus of SPSP is to serve its members through educational events, networking opportunities, resources, science funding, publication and promotion of research, and mentoring the next generation of social and personality psychologists.

About Sterling Martin

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