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
David Schade, Co-Chair
Keola Shimooka, Co-Chair

Membership Development
Elizabeth Schlicht, CAE