Barb Kachelski, CAE

Executive Director,
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Contact Details

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Madison, WI


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.


University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, United States
2004 To 2006

University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Wisconsin, United States
English with a Spanish Minor and Writing Emphasis
1981 To 1984

Job History

Credit Union Executives Society
Madison, WI, United States
August 1989 - present

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC)
Director of Membership
Madison, WI, United States
January 1987 - August 1989

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce
Public Relations Coordinator
Gloversville, NY, United States
December 1985 - January 1987