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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Denise Amburgey, CAE

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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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.

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


Carey Goryl, MSW, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment

Erin McDonough
President and CEO
Michigan Oil and Gas Association

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Michael Moss, CAE
Society for College & University Planning


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Jack Schripsema, CTA
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

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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