Board of Directors

Rachel Batdorff

Vice President

Rachel is the Training Solutions Manager at Franklin Electric. In her role, she creates and oversees the development of content and channels designed to equip Franklin Electric’s installing and servicing pros with the knowledge they need to master products in the field. This includes e-courses, videos, and virtual training—along with managing learning platforms and tools.

Rachel has been a member of YLNI since 2017. She started volunteering with YLNI in 2019 as the Hot Spot Co-Chair, followed by rowing on THREE dragon boat teams (2021 Champs!). She completed the Leadership Institute in 2021, followed by being a part of the 2021 Nominating Committee and serving on the board as the Membership Vice President from 2021-2023. She is now 4 months into her latest position as board Vice President.

As a YLNI board member, Rachel is passionate about supporting and growing the local community—specifically looking to understand and accurately represent the YLNI demographic. In the role as Vice President, Rachel coordinates strategic planning sessions, organizes the nominating committee to support succession planning, and supports the President as needed. Rachel also sits on the Membership committee.

Rachel has met amazing people through volunteering with YLNI and appreciates how welcoming and supportive the organization is. YLNI programming and direction is ultimately determined by our membership base. If you are a 20-or 30-something in Northeast Indiana and are passionate about supporting and growing our region, Rachel wants to meet you!

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