Mardie Schroeder joined the Guild in 2014. In 2015 she was elected to the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term. In 2017 she was elected President of the Board of Directors. She was reelected to the Board in 2017 for another two-year term, and she served as President again in 2018 and 2019 for a second and third year. In 2020, she stepped down as president, but she agreed to continue to serve on the Board as Past President. Early in 2020, when the President position again became vacant, she agreed to serve again as President for the 2020 year. She can be reached at president@sdwritersguild.org.

Mardie published her debut novel in 2015, Go West For Luck, Go West For Love. She has contributed to The Guilded Pen every year since 2014. Her website: www.mardieschroeder.com.