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.

Donna Oser, CAE

President & CEO

A passionate believer in the power of associations to connect and serve members, Donna was appointed President & CEO in December of 2019. A 20-year association veteran, Oser looks forward to partnering with the Board of Directors to reinvent MSAE.

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Aaron Wolowiec, CAE, CMP


A long-time member of MSAE, serial learner and entrepreneur (with an alphabet soup of letters trailing his name), Aaron brings his nationally- recognized expertise in professional development and association management to benefit MSAE's members. 

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Bradley LaRose, MBA


Brad earned his MBA from Central Michigan University and joined Maner Costerisan's Accounting and Outsourced Solutions Department in 2015. New to Team MSAE, Brad's favorite part of this work is coming up with new ideas and helping to solve process and efficiency issues.   

Wes Sovis

digital communications manager

Wes brings his passion for associations as well as considerable expertise in communications, content generation, and social media management to ensure that our online presence is effective, engaging, and uniquely MSAE.

Board of Directors

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

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

Scott T. Ellis
Executive Director
Michigan Licensed Beverage Association


Denise G. McGinn, CAE
Association Guidance

Bonnifer Ballard, CAE
Executive Director
American Water Works Association - Michigan Section

Becky Brimley, CAE
Executive Director
Mid-Michigan Mechanical Contractors Association

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Lorraine Goodrich
Chief Financial Officer
Automotive Industry Action Group


Tobi Lyon, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Ngage Management

Erin McDonough
President and CEO
Michigan Oil and Gas Association

Steve Mitchell MSAE Board Member Photot

Michael Moss, CAE
Society for College & University Planning


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

Ara Topouzian
Executive Director
Michigan Venture Capital Association

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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