Barb Kachelski is executive director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an international professional development association that changes the lives of patients by training dentists in the art and science of improving patients’ health while increasing patients’ confidence.
She previously served as senior vice president/chief operations officer for the Credit Union Executives Society, Madison, Wis. She There, she was responsible for CUES executive education and meetings, publications, marketing and professional development. She also spearheaded regional and international collaborative partnerships.
Kachelski is the vice chair of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives Board of Directors. She has served as an officer of the American Society of Association Executives Technology Section Council, chairman of ASAE’s Chapter Relations Section, ex officio member of ASAE’s Board of Directors and on Association Forum of Chicagoland’s content committee. Kachelski received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1998. She has served as an author and speaker for ASAE and several of its Allied societies.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Executive MBA program, Kachelski began her association career at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce in Gloversville, New York. She went on to serve as membership director of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber of commerce and manufacturing association.