Introducing MSAE's 2023-24 Board of Directors

Posted By: Donna Oser, CAE Announcements, Blog, Industry,

Board Headshots

We are pleased to announce the dynamic lineup of the Michigan Society of Association Executives Board of Directors for the 2023-24 term. This esteemed group of leaders represents a diverse array of industries and brings a wealth of experience and passion to guide our association forward. The 2023-24 board is poised to continue driving innovation, fostering collaboration, and advancing the mission of MSAE.

The Officers

Chair: John Tramontana, CAE
Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

John Tramontana, a visionary leader with a deep commitment to the association community, assumes the role of Chair for the upcoming term. With his background in communications and governance experience, his leadership promises to steer MSAE toward new horizons.

Chair Elect: Jean Elizabeth Jernigan, CAE, CMP, IOM
President, Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce

As Chair Elect, Jean Jernigan brings a remarkable blend of expertise in association and chamber management. Her dedication to excellence will undoubtedly contribute to MSAE's continued growth.

Treasurer: Stephen Pontoni
Executive Director, Michigan Association for Justice

Steve Pontoni's strategic mindset and financial acumen make him the perfect choice for the role of Treasurer. His leadership will strengthen the financial stability of MSAE and its future endeavors.

Secretary: Bob Doyle
President & CEO, Michigan Association of CPAs

With demonstrated success at building a strong, positive organizational culture, Bob Doyle's engaging approach to association leadership make him an ideal fit for the role of Secretary. His contributions to our culture and governance will be invaluable to MSAE.

Past Chair: Scott T. Ellis
Executive Director, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Scott Ellis, in his capacity as Past Chair, will provide valuable insights based on his past leadership experiences. His guidance will be instrumental in ensuring a seamless transition and continuity of MSAE's vision.

The Board

MSAE's Board of Directors is comprised of talented professionals who are poised to make a meaningful impact on our association and the community it serves:

  • David Buckenberger, CDME, CMP, CTA [CVB Representative]
    Senior Vice President of Business Development
    Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Debbie Denyer [Industry Partner Representative]
    Group Sales Specialist
    Mission Point Resort

  • Delaney McKinley, CAE [Director]
    Executive Vice President of Operations
    Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • Erin McDonough [Director]
    Executive Director
    Insurance Alliance of Michigan

  • Jacquelen Timm, CAE [AMC Representative]
    Director of Association Management and Communications
    Kelley Cawthorne

  • Jimmy E. Greene [Director]
    President & CEO
    Jimmy Greene & Associates
  • Mary Chris Hotchkiss, CMP, CTA [Director]
    Group Sales Director,
    Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
  • Samuel Klemet [Director]
    President & CEO
    Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Celebrating Progress, Embracing Change

As we embark on the 2023-24 term, MSAE's Board of Directors stands ready to champion innovation, collaboration, and growth. Together, we will continue to elevate the association community, strengthen partnerships, and create a lasting impact across Michigan.

Stay connected with MSAE to learn more about our board's initiatives and the exciting journey ahead. We thank each of our dedicated board members for their commitment to excellence and look forward to a year of achievement and transformation.

Here's to a prosperous year of leadership, growth, and positive change!

This blog post was drafted by Chat GPT and edited by Donna Oser, CAE.