Meet Our Team

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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

President/CEO

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.


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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.

Donavan Snow

ADMINISTRATIVE Coordinator

Donavan recently graduated from MSU with a Bachelors of Science in Human Geography/Urban & Regional Planning. He was a collegiate football player and boxer, and is currently registered as a USA Boxer. Donavan also works for Lansing City Council as a legislative aide.

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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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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.



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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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Ryan Handy

Association Community Manager

Ryan graduated from MSU in 2007 and has worked in events for over 10 years, including positions with Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority, and Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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Shawnna Henderson

Strategic Marketing Manager

Shawnna is a proud Miami Hurricane. She moved to Lansing in 2011 and spends her free time practicing hot yoga, singing karaoke and going to concerts/plays.  She enjoys sports, meeting new people, and learning marketing techniques.



Peter Terry

Sales Representative

Peter graduated from Central Michigan University and has lived in the Lansing, Detroit and Muskegon areas. He worked in the financial services and hospitality industries throughout his career. Outside of spending time with his family he enjoys racquetball, golf, fishing and officiating high school sports.

Board of Directors

Denise G. McGinn, CAE
BOARD CHAIRMAN
President
Association Guidance

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

Lorraine Goodrich
TREASURER
Chief Financial Officer
Automotive Industry Action Group

Jared Burkhart, CAE
SECRETARY
Executive Director
Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

Barry Cargill, CAE
PAST CHAIRMAN
Executive Director
Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association

Bonnifer Ballard, CAE

Executive Director

American Water Works Association - Michigan Section

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

Carey Goryl, MSW, CAE
Executive Director
Association of Staff Physician Recruiters

Michael Moss, CAE
President
Society for College & University Planning

Steve Mitchell MSAE Board Member Photot

Donna Oser, CAE
Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search Services
Michigan Association of School Boards

Andi Osters
Assistant Director
Michigan High School Athletic Association

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

Jack Schripsema, CTA
President/CEO
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

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

Ara Topouzian
President/CEO
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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