Leadership

Board of Directors

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


Denise Husenica, MBA, CAEChair-elect
Denise Husenica, MBA, CAE
International Standards Manager
National Fluid Power Association
(414) 778-3354

Hille_Megan.jpg Secretary/Treasurer
Megan Hille, CMP, CAE
Association Executive
Executive Director, Inc
(414) 276-6445

Directors
Michelle Vetterkind, CAEImmediate Past Chair of the Board
Michelle Vetterkind, CAE
President and CEO
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
(608) 255-2600
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

Director (2021-22)
Bill Elliott, CAE

President/CEO
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
(262) 782-2851
Jodi Fisher, CAEDirector (2021-24)
Jodi Fisher, CAE
CEO
Impact Association Management
(608) 210-3120
Ashtin Neuschaefer, CAEYoung Professional
Director (2021-22)
Ashtin Neuschaefer, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director, Inc
(414) 276-6445
David SchadeIndustry Partner
Director (2021-23)
David Schade
Vice President - Treasury Management
First Business Bank
(414) 807-7180
Elizabeth Schlicht, CAEDirector (2021-24)
Elizabeth Schlicht, CAE
Executive Director
Association Acumen, LLC
(414) 359-1676

Keola ShimookaIndustry Partner
Director (2021-24)
Keola Shimooka
Convention Sales Manager
Destination Madison
(608) 441-2630




WSAE Committee Chairs

Nominating and Awards
Michelle Vetterkind, CAE

Editorial Council
Sara Truesdale Mooney, CAE, CEM

Education
Kelly Veit, IOM

Industry Partner
Beth Ropson, Chair

Membership Development
Elizabeth Schlicht, CAE