Membership Updates

Highlighting new Association Forum members and changes for current members

By the FORUM magazine editors

FRM SepOct Membership

Promotions and Changes

The Society of Gynecological Oncology and Foundation for Women’s Cancer (SGO/FWC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ellen J. Sullivan, MS, MSJ, to the new position of chief operating officer. Sullivan came to SGO/FWC in 2012 and most recently served as chief communications and membership officer. She has been the lead staff liaison to the Communications, Publications and Membership Committees as well as the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and the COVID-19 Task Force. In her new role, Sullivan will focus internally on key staffing, process and infrastructure improvements and issues.


SGO Marketing Manager Lindsey Powell, MNM, is now the director of marketing, communications and membership. Lindsey joined the staff in July 2018 as marketing/communications coordinator for the FWC. She is a veteran of the Peace Corps–Indonesia and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s degree in nonprofit management. Powell has overseen the redesign of the new SGO website, which launched in June, and has managed work groups of the Communications Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. She will be the lead staff liaison for those committees as well as the Membership Committee.


The American Supply Association, whose members do business in the plumbing, heating, cooling, pipe and industrial pipe, valve and fittings industry (PHCP-PVF), recently hired association veteran Merrill Drew, CAE, as its new director of marketing and communications.

In her role, Drew is responsible for developing and managing the brand strategies and implementing integrated marketing and communications plans for all programs and services that increase the awareness and image of ASA.

“Merrill’s impact here at ASA has been immediate and highly meaningful,” said Mike Miazga, ASA’s vice president of sales and membership. “Merrill has hit the ground running and already has taken the association’s marketing and communications platforms to another level that will greatly benefit ASA’s strong membership base.”


New Association Forum Members

Individual Members

Jules Burke, SMART Productions, Inc

Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Tammy Foshay, Smart Association Management

Kyle Fredrickson, Reviewr

Lacy Hawley, Tourism Vancouver

Reggie Henry, CAE, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Jackie Kavcak, Tourism Vancouver

Vanessa Nicol Gonzalez-Leyva, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Desmond J. Ryan, CAE, Independent

Gary Schirmacher, Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company

Kris Velilla, American College of Chest Physicians

Kara Weber, Conference Technology Enhancements

Forum Plus Members

Jamey Richardson, American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Tracy Sferra, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Katie Binhack, American Bar Association

Emma Buell, American Bar Association

Sara Calvillo, American Bar Association

Leonel De La Mora, American Bar Association

Taylor Kremer, American Bar Association

Bryan Lambert, American Bar Association

Briana Morris, American Bar Association

Lorraine Murray, American Bar Association

Abigail Phillips, American Bar Association

Rachel Rojas-Brennan, American Bar Association

Rebecca Tripp, American Bar Association

Patricia Bonsu, American College of Healthcare Executives

Jill Hunt, American Epilepsy Society

Genevieve Hix, American Library Association

Ni’Shele Jackson, American Library Association

Kara Malenfant, American Library Association

Sarah Polen, American Library Association

Nathaniel Kollias, American Veterinary Medical Association

Mark Rosati, American Veterinary Medical Association

Stephanie Adams, Association Management Center

Colleen Armstrong, Association Management Center

Lindsey Baris, Association Management Center

Kaitlyn Gaede, Association Management Center

Michelle Gallas, Association Management Center

Karen Mikula, Association Management Center

Gina Parisi, Association Management Center

Laura Smith, Association Management Center

Michelle Whitworth, Association Management Center

Ryan Wilkinson, Association Management Center

Deja Hall, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Kate Thomas, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Christopher Vincent, CFA Society Chicago

LaVerne Palmer, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Kristi Feliksik, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Suzanne Hill, Institute of Real Estate Management

Kristin Keith, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

Mike Kessellmayer, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

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