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Marmer Named Interim Chief of Staff

Jun 8, 2022 | Announcement

The IQA is pleased to announce that Andy Marmer has been appointed as Interim Chief of Staff following the departure of Rahel Liviero who recently stepped down from the position.

Andy has held a variety of positions in quidditch and is currently serving as chair of the IQA Name Change Committee.  Andy previously served as interim executive director of the IQA from July 2018 until March 2019 and as a member of the IQA board of trustees from 2017 until the end of his term in 2019.  Prior to his position with the IQA, Andy founded and led the Quidditch Post from 2014 until 2017 and served as the editorial manager of the then-IQA (now USQ) from January 2013 until August 2013 and in various roles in the editorial department. 

In his previous stint as interim executive director, Andy oversaw a number of exciting developments for the IQA, including:

  • The legal incorporation of the IQA and the drafting of the IQA constitution
  • The selection of Richmond as the site for World Cup and preparation for past European Games and Pan-American Games
  • The creation of a new IQA logo and branding guidelines
  • The release of a new rulebook and a new and improved referee website and referee and snitch tests and extensive translations of the above;
  • The creation of a new IQA website
  • The implementation of various policies including event policies and internal IQA policies
  • The improvement of communications between the IQA and NGBs

“I’m thrilled to return to the IQA to continue the never-ending work of growing the sport of quidditch worldwide,” said Marmer.  “I’m incredibly grateful for the work that IQA volunteers, especially Rahel, have done in the three years since my departure and am excited to dive in and look for ways to improve the IQA, its worldwide perception and the sport as a whole.  I am not under the impression that this will be easy, but I know that the whole community working as one can help the sport reach new heights.”

“I am very pleased to have Andy in the IQA leadership again. Andy is known for his ability to get things done and I am sure that he will, together with the Board of Trustees, lead the IQA to new heights,” said Chris Lau, Chair of the IQA. “The Board is committed to hiring a permanent Chief of Staff through an open and transparent process, and I now encourage every interested person to apply for the position.”

Andy’s appointment is strictly interim and he will step aside as soon as a full-time chief of staff is hired.  The IQA Board of Trustees is seeking applications for a full-time chief of staff. All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected] by 15 July, 2022 in order to be considered. The IQA aims to complete the hiring process by the end of September 2022.

The IQA also has numerous other volunteer vacancies for all level of volunteers, including directors, more on these open positions can be found here.