Meet Our Team

We are Here to Help You

MSAE's staff and board of directors are available to connect you to the resources you need to be successful. Contact our staff at 517-332-6723 or click on the names below to obtain their email addresses.

Cheryl Ronk, CAE, FASAE, CMP Photo

Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, FASAE


Cheryl loves helping members grow their organizations. When she is not working with members, she figure skates, tap dances. Her secret to her youthful exuberance? Dating her husband.

Coming Soon

 Association Community Manager


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Denise Amburgey

 CFO of MSAE/ General Manager of MSAE Service Corporation

Denise is an avid reader of all subjects and loves to watch movies.  Denise and her husband are huge animal lovers and have a miniature schnauzer named Sassafras Jazz but goes by Sassie!

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Shawnna Henderson

Strategic marketing manager

Shawnna is a proud graduate of the University of Miami. She has lived in Lansing for seven years. She enjoys sports, yoga, and all things marketing.

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Maryanne F. Greketis, CMP

Career enrichment manager

Maryanne is proud to be a lifelong Michigan resident. She is passionate about professional and career development, meeting planning, promoting Michigan associations and any opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. She lives in the Lansing area with her husband Daniel, their two German Shepherds, 4 cats and an African Gray Parrot named Kia.

Coming Soon

certification manager


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Kelly Chase, CMP

Member Service Coordinator

When Kelly Chase, CMP is not working part time for MSAE, she is a full time mother of two, Zac and Madeline.  She usually is smiling when she is taking care of her small people and association executives.

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Taylor Benavente

Association Industry Advocate

Originally from Hilo, Hawai’i, Taylor is a recent graduate of Michigan State University and now calls Michigan his home. Outside of the office, Taylor enjoys seeing the unique experiences, people, and culture that Michigan offers.

Board of Directors

Barry S. Cargill, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association

Denise G. McGinn, CAE
Association Guidance

Cynthia H. Maher, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association

Lorraine Goodrich, CPA
Automotive Industry Action Group

Mike Wenkel, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan Potato Industry Commission

Jared Burkhart, CAE Headshot

Jared Burkhart, CAE

Executive Director

Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

Steve Carey, CAE
Executive Director
National Truck Equipment Association


Steve Carey, CAE MSAE Board Member Photo

Scott T. Ellis
Executive Director
Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Paul A. Long MSAE Board Member Photo

Paul A. Long
President & CEO
Michigan Catholic Conference

Michael Moss, CAE
Society for College & University Planning

Steve Mitchell MSAE Board Member Photot

Andi Osters
Assistant Director
Michigan High School Athletic Association.

Kimberly R. Pontius, CAE
Executive Vice President
Traverse Area Association of REALTORS®

Jack Schripsema, CTA
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

Richard P. Seely, CAE
Account Executive/Medicare Advisor
Member Insurance Solutions


Bob Thomas, IOM, CAE, CMP
Senior Director of Operations & Executive Director
Michigan Chamber Foundation, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Ara Topouzian
Troy Chamber of Commerce

About Our Company

We are the association for associations  in Michigan! Our mission is to ensure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. 

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