EIWPF National Media Coordinator
Articles for Elevator Info, IUEC Journal & social media. ANSI admin for QEITF
Maggie Cleveland joined the Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund in 2022 after more than 11 years as a member of the Development team at the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP). As National Media Coordinator, she works with EIWPF staff and affiliates to write content for the ElevatorInfo.org and EIWPF websites, manages the ANSI/ANAB accreditation for the QEITF program, serves as a proctor for the CEI/CEI-S exams, works with marketing professionals to coordinate social media and SEO strategies, and provides writing and editorial support.
During her time at NEIEP, her projects included establishing and maintaining a national ANSI/ANAB accreditation for the Certified Signal Person and Rigger Program (CSPR-1/2) program, designing and implementing an update of the Apprenticeship curriculum, working with colleges and universities to provide college credit for work that IUEC members complete in the NEIEP program, and leading teams of Subject Matter Experts from across the industry to author textbooks, lab manuals, exams, and other course materials for IUEC Apprentices and Mechanics.
Before beginning a career in the elevator industry, Maggie worked as a grant writer for a large social service agency, a fundraiser at a residential facility for children in crisis, a bookseller/events manager for an independent bookstore, a receptionist in a 300-year-old shipyard, a data librarian in a technology transfer firm, a licensed insurance agent, and more. She was a volunteer coordinator of literary events for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Whaling City Review, and other community organizations. She was a member of the editorial board for NPR-affiliate WCAI’s Poetry Sunday program from 2015-2022.
As a working parent of two daughters, three stepchildren, and more cats than she can count, Maggie pursued and completed an AA in Liberal Arts from Bristol Community College, a BA in Individualized Studies with a focus in Writing and Social Justice from Goddard College, and an MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry from Goddard College. While at Goddard, she was a member of the college’s Board of Trustees for five years. Her creative work has been published in national and international journals and anthologies. Her first full-length book of poetry, A COMPLICATED PIECE OF MACHINERY WITH NUMEROUS POSSIBILITIES FOR INJURY, is forthcoming from Cobalt Press.
Maggie is a proud member of IUEC Local 7 in Baltimore and the National Writers’ Union in Boston.