Leadership

Board of Directors

Officers
Michelle Vetterkind, CAEChair of the Board
Michelle Vetterkind, CAE
President and CEO
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
(608) 255-2600

Jerry DeschaneChair-elect
Jerry Deschane, IOM, CAE
Executive Director
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
(608) 514-3693


Denise Husenica, MBA, CAESecretary/Treasurer
Denise Husenica, MBA, CAE
International Standards Manager
National Fluid Power Association
(414) 778-3354

Kathy Raab, CAE, CNAPPast Chair of the Board
Kathy Raab, CAE, CNAP
Executive Director
Metropolitan Builders Association
(262) 436-1120

 
Directors
difrisco.jpg Director (2020-23)
Mike DiFrisco, CAE
Chief Marketing Officer 
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
(608) 222-8583

Kim DiMaggio Director (2020-22)
Kim DiMaggio
Executive Director
NARI of Madison, Inc
(608) 310-7841


Eggert_Michelle.jpg Director (2019-22)
Michelle Eggert, CMP 
Director of Global Accounts
ConferenceDirect
(262) 853-7171

Matthew_Hauser.jpg Director (2018-21)
Matthew Hauser, CAE
President and CEO
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association
(608) 256-7555

Hille_Megan.jpg Director (2018-21)
Megan Hille, CMP, CAE
Association Executive
Executive Director, Inc
(414) 276-6445

Scholz_BrandonDirector (2019-22)
Brandon Scholz
President & CEO
Wisconsin Grocers Association
(608) 210-3305


Elizabeth Schlicht, CAEYoung Professional
Director (2020-21)
Elizabeth Schlicht, CAE
Executive Director
Association Acumen, LLC
(414) 359-1676

Keola ShimookaIndustry Partner
Director (2020-21)
Keola Shimooka
Convention Sales Manager
Destination Madison
(608) 441-2630




2020-2021 WSAE Task Force Chairs

Nominating and Awards
Kathy Raab, CAE, CNAP

Editorial Council
Jerry Deschane, IOM, CAE

Education
Kelly Veit, IOM

Industry Partner
Beth Ropson, Chair

Membership Development
Elizabeth Schlicht, CAE

Revenue Streams
Denise Husenica, MBA, CAE