Meet Our Team

We are Here to Help You

MSAE's staff, board of directors and volunteer leaders 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.

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Edward Woods III

Director of Learning and Leadership Services

Edward is a proud card-carrying member of the Dallas Cowboys. His favorite MSAE event is Legislative and Public Policy Conference. He loves creating learning experiences with members.

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Angela DeVries

Executive Assistant

Angela previously worked at the Michigan Oil and Gas Association. She has a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from Siena Heights University. She lives in Lansing with her husband and three dogs.

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Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP

Meetings coordinator

Stephanie is originally from Indiana, attended Indiana University and proudly supports the Indianapolis Colts and IU Hoosiers.  She lives in Lansing with her husband, Tyler.

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Shawnna Henderson

Marketing and Communications Manager

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

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Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, FASAE


Cheryl loves helping members grow their organizations. When she is not working with members, figure skating, tap dance and dating her husband keep her young.

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Kim Gools

Membership director

Kim has been with MSAE for 3 years.  She is an enthusiastic gardener, tutors middle and high-school students once a week, and loves living close to her only grandson and spoiling him rotten.

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Denise Amburgey


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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Kelly Chase, CMP

Meetings Assistant

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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Kristy Carlson, CMP

virtual learning coordinator

Kristy grew up in Door County, WI with hospitality and customer service ingrained at a young age. She loves to travel, but calls Lake Michigan home. She resides in Kalamazoo with her husband and son.

Board of Directors

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Mike Wenkel, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan Potato Industry Commissiony


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

Denise McGinn, CAE Photo MSAE Secretary

Denise G. McGinn, CAE
Association Guidance

Lorraine Goodrich, CPA MSAE Treasurer

Lorraine Goodrich, CPA
Automotive Industry Action Group

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Amy L. Smith, AAP, CAE
Vice President and Executive Director 
The Clearing House Payments Authority

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Rochelle A. Black
Vice President for Government Relations
Oakland University

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Jared Burkhart, CAE

Executive Director

Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers

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Steve Carey, CAE
Executive Director
National Truck Equipment Association

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Paul A. Long
President & CEO
Michigan Catholic Conference

Cynthia Maher, CAE MSAE Board Member Photo

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

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Steve Mitchell
Mitchell Research & Communications, Inc.

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David Moulton
Member Services Manager

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Andi Osters
Assistant Director
Michigan High School Athletic Association

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Kimberly R. Pontius, CAE

Executive Vice President

Traverse Area Association of REALTORS®

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Jack Schripsema, CTA
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

Volunteer Leaders

Amy L. Smith, CAE
Executive Committee

Diane Andrews-Banks
Leadership Identification and Development Committee

Stephen Currie
Legislative Committee

Amy L. Smith, CAE
Membership Committee

CMP Advisory Council

Judi Sullivan, CAE
Membership Subcommittee - Industry-wide Association Membership Promotion

Donna Pardonnet
Awards Planning Team

Scott Bennett
Diversified Revenue Task Force

Terese McInnis, CMP
Golf Planning Team

Toby Hilton
Golf Planning Team

Denise Sloan
Law Symposium Planning Team

Veronica Johnson
Legislative and Public Policy Conference Planning Team

Laura Kopack
Legislative and Public Policy Conference Planning Team

Aimee Bahs, CAE
ORGPRO 2016 Planning Team

Rob Fowler
Public Policy Work Group

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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