CNU is pleased to welcome two new staff members to its Chicago office. Lee Crandell joined CNU in November 2005 after working part time in 2003 to assist with special projects and Congress planning. As CNU’s membership and chapter coordinator, Lee’s primary focus is increasing CNU’s value to members and helping chapters in their efforts to become as strong and vital as possible. Before joining CNU full-time, he worked as communications and development associate at Illinois Action for Children, as an editor at PR Newswire and as an event coordinator at the Department of Culture in Neuss, Germany. He holds a BA in English from James Madison University. While not at work, Lee enjoys playing banjo and walking the Chicago lakefront.