Work Experience
1974-1980 Teacher, Jr. High, St. Thomas Aquinas, East Lansing, Michigan (1977-1980), Holy Rosary Academy, Bay City, Michigan (1974-1977). Focus: English Literature, Grammar & Composition
1980-1984 Stratton-Cheeseman Management Company, Medical Malpractice and General Insurance Field Sales
1984-1985 Maternity Leave
1985-1986 The Bishop Company, Technical Writing Support & Marketing Specialist
1986-1987 Michigan Association of Insurance Companies, Communications Director
1987-1996 Professional Insurance Agents of Michigan/Michigan Association of Insurance Agents (a consolidated organization), representing independent property & casualty insurance agents. Position: Education Director/#2 Executive from 1987-1991, Sr. Vice President for Professional Development from 1991-1996 for merged organization.
1997-1998 SIAA-Midwest Regional President, Satellite Insurance Agency Alliance, developing an alternative distribution system for insurance in the region.
1996-Current Owner, Leading Edge Mentoring, building capacity in governance, leadership and management
1996-Current Partner, Managing Education Resource Group, President of the Insurance Division
2003-Current Partner, Partners in Policy Governance (®, a collaboration to support Policy Governance practitioners.
2010-2012 CEO, International Policy Governance Association (volunteer role)

Academic & Professional Education
1974 Bachelor of Arts, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan Major: Communication Arts, Minor: English and Education
1977 Masters in Education in Individualized Instruction, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
1981 Certified Insurance Counselor, Society of Certified Insurance Counselors
1991 Associate in Risk Management, Insurance Institute of America
1991 Certified Association Executive, American Society of Association Executives (mastery of knowledge in 13 areas of association management)
1994, 1997, 2000
2003, 2006, 2009
2012, 2015
Re-certified CAE
1999 Participant, Policy Governance® Academy, Carver Governance Design
2006 Certification for Spiral Dynamics, Levels I & II
2007 Advanced Workshop in Policy Governance®, Carver Governance Design
2010 Systems Thinking and Strategic Management Gold Mastery Certification, Haines Centre for Strategic Management, in conjunction with the University of San Diego.
Recertified 2016
Strategic Management Professional designation, awarded by the Association of Strategic Planning, demonstrating mastery level knowledge and core competencies in the Strategic Planning industry at the highest level. 
2016 Certified as a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst, awarded by TTI Success Insights.
2016 Currently enrolled in coursework to achieve the Certification Specialist credential awarded by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

Current Membership and Volunteerism
  • Church of St. Michael, Grand Ledge, Michigan, Choir accompanist
  • International Policy Governance Association, (IPGA) Board member 2005-2010, CEO 2010-2012
  • Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE), Faculty member
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • Association for Strategic Planning (ASP), Board member, 2013-2014 Co-Chair Non-Profit Center for Excellence Conference Co-Chair 2014, 2015 New Business Model facilitator & 2016 Chair of Certification Operations Committee
  • The 2015 Governor’s Awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration for the Northwest Michigan Wine Tasting Room Training Program in the category of Education & Training.  (co-recipient)
  • Janice Laureen Award for Outstanding Service to ASP 2013-14
  • MSAE Diamond Award, Supplier/Partner Personal Award, in recognition of exemplary service and support to the not-for-profit professional and to MSAE, September, 2003.
  • MSAE Chairman's Gavel Award, presented by Jim Barrett, CEO of Michigan Chamber of Commerce, for dedicated service to the profession proven by advancing the ideals and aspirations of the Chairman of the Board, July, 2001.
  • 2001 Woman of the Year, ABWA Seven Islands Charter Chapter, January 2001
Special Interests
  • Vocal and keyboard music
  • Reading books that paint a theoretical framework for application in organizations.
Published Work (2004-current)
  • 2016 Rethinking Leadership Succession, Association Impact, published by MSAE
  • 2015 A Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd Edition, a joint publication of Wiley & Sons and ASAE, ©2015 Role: Executive Managing Editor & Contributing Author
  • 2015 Governance Modes for High Performing BoardsAssociation Impact, published by MSAE, Issue 6
  • 2014 Wine Tasting Room Server Handbook, Trainer’s Guide and Video Series, © 2014 owned by Network Northwest
  • 2014 What CSEs Really Need to Know, Association Impact, published by MSAE, Issue 2
  • 2014  Executive Sessions, Association Impact, published by MSAE, Issue 6
  • 2012, Associations as Knowledge Managers Association Impact, published by MSAE
  • 2011, How to Develop an Extraordinary Chairman of Your Board Association Impact, published by MSAE
  • ©2011, Effective Governance, article and assessment tool, co-authored with Karl Sommers, published by Haines Centre for Strategic Management. 
  • ©2011,  Taking a Whole System Approach to Adopting Policy Governance, Board Leadership, ©Wiley Periodicals, Inc., Number 108, Mar-Apr 2010
  • ©2011   The Bellman Handbook, Leading Edge Mentoring (US Publication)
  • 2010 (slated) The Concierge Handbook for Jordan Hoteliers (funded by USAID, published in Jordan)
  • © 2008 Business Association Guides (funded by USAID, published in Jordan)
    • Financial Management Handbook
    • Fundraising Handbook
  • © 2008, Overcoming a Challenge in Using a New Technology, co-authored with Eric Craymer, Board Leadership, ©Wiley Periodicals, Inc.,  Number 98, July-Aug, 2008
  • Jan 2008 Associations Now Ensuring Accountability in the Board-CEO Relationship
  • © 2007 Succession Planning from CEO to Board Chair , Chapter 6, Policy Governance®: A Powerful Response to Challenges that Transform Board Work and Succession Planning, co-authored with Eric Craymer, published by Credit Union Executive Services (CUES).
  • © 2007 Creative Marketing and Communication The Business Association Guide, published by AMIR 2.0, a development project of USAID;
  • Jan 2007 Associations Now Getting the Relationship Right (reprinted in 2008)
  • Jan 2006 Associations Now Do’s and Don’ts of Board Staff Relationships
  • Sept/Oct 2005, The Corporate Board Board Orientation and Board Culture
  • Feb 2005 Executive Update The Exasperated CEO’s Guide to Troubleshooting Bad Board Behavior
  • © 2004 – 2007: CAE Exam Preparation Self-Study Guide
Books that Made a Difference in the World According to Radwan
  • Authentic Leadership: Courage in Action, by Robert Terry, c. 1993, published by Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Company, San Francisco
  • Boards That Make A Difference, by John Carver, c. 1991, published by Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Company, San Francisco
  • Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together, by William Isaacs, c. 1999, published by Doubleday, a division of Random House, New York, NY.
  • Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, Clay Shirkey, © 2009, published by The Penguin Group
  • Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice & Leadership, by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal, c. 1991, published by Jossey-Bass, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Spiral Dynamics: mastering values, leadership and change, by Don Beck & Christopher C. Cowan, 1996, Blackwell Publishers, Malden, Massachusetts
  • Systems Thinking and Learning , Stephen Haines, ©1998, published by Centre for Strategic Management
  • The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, by William Strauss and Neil Howe, c. 1977, published by Broadway Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
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