Our experienced association management executives provide solutions for non-profit, professional or trade organizations. Learn more about our staff and their areas of expertise below.
DENISE – President/CEO
Denise has more than 30 years of management experience including general management and marketing management for both profit and nonprofit entities. She has owned her firm for 15 years and, during that time, has served in multiple executive committee, Board-level and Executive Director roles for nonprofits for more than eight years. She has a graphic arts degree and a marketing degree from Boston College, has won numerous design awards and is published nationally and internationally. She currently serves on multiple Boards for nonprofit entities.
LIZ – Controller
In her accounting career to date, Liz Kutz has proven to be a detail-oriented, client-focused professional with particular talents for troubleshooting and balancing troubled accounts. She has worked in both public and private accounting, has performed cash audit procedures, and has managed and maintained payroll and tax records for clients. Liz has a friendly, outgoing personality and a drive to make sure schedules are met. Liz applies her knowledge and attention to detail to manage our client finances on a day-to-day basis and looks for ways to improve long-term financial health.
ROY – VP of IT
Roy has over 20 years of IT, website development and back-end, infrastructure programming experience. His responsibilities include managing client IT projects, the company’s IT infrastructure, network engineering and administration, and development of database applications for the web, security administration, member management and event management.
MICHAEL – VP of Client Relations/Senior Association Manager
Mike attended Seton Hall University, where he majored in Marketing and was a member of the varsity golf and basketball teams. Mike has held a variety of management positions throughout his career, including a Director position with Tiffany & Co., and as General Manager with the world’s largest Minuteman Press organization. He also has more than 10 years of nonprofit Board and event management experience.
ROBERT – Association Manager
Robert has over 25 years of association management experience in medical and religious nonprofits. He has held the positions of director of administration, executive director, secretary, and project coordinator with six associations during his career. Additionally, Robert has been involved over the last 20 years in community service for the St. Vincent De Paul Society. He has Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Marquette University.
ALEX – Association Manager/Certification Specialist
Alex excels at his numerous roles. Two of his primary roles include association management and certification management. With many years of inside sales and customer service experience, Alex knows what it takes to serve the needs of a client and get the job done. He holds a degree in Business Marketing and uses his many years of experience in marketing communications and trade show planning to produce professional, results-oriented events and campaign programs.
JANET – Association Manager
Janet has more than 20 years experience in corporate and nonprofit marketing, promotions, event and project management. Applying a strong work ethic, she manages teams and accomplishes more than expected. She received her BA in Advertising/Public Relations with a minor in Business Marketing from UW-Oshkosh. She frequently volunteers for local charities.
MARK – Association Manager
Mark brings more than 20 years of management experience in healthcare administration, corporate management and non-profit Board administration, including, but not limited to, executive director and director of operations roles. His experience includes project management, budgeting and finance, staff oversight, strategic planning, public relations, marketing, state and federal compliance issues, meeting planning, fundraising, among others. He holds a BA in Business and has been active with nonprofits as a volunteer or Board Member for more than 10 years.
BECKY- Sponsorship & Sales Director
Becky has over 17 years of experience in sales, sponsorships and events. She also is the Coordinator for a non-profit, Royal Family Kids Club. Previously, she worked in the advertising sales field. During this time, she was responsible for generating sponsorships for different events, conferences and award dinners. She has a well rounded background in all forms of advertising and marketing. Her day-to-day tasks involve helping clients discover marketing opportunities related to upcoming conferences and publications through growth and development of sponsorship and advertising revenue. She prides herself on her ability to think outside the box to help her customer’s achieve their goals. She highly values customer service and always focuses on providing the best service to her customers. Becky looks forward to helping clients achieve their sales goals and tailoring packages for them.
KAYLA – Communications Coordinator
Kayla provides expertise in writing, project management and publications. She has a BA in Writing Intensive English from Marquette University and received her start in the world of writing as a copywriter for Kohl’s Corporation. Kayla supports our clients on content development, website updates, email communications and publications in addition to keeping projects on task.
SEDRICK – Accountant
He has more than 10 years of experience in both the private and public accounting sector. He is very detail oriented and enjoys solving accounting issues for clients. Serving our clients is his #1 priority. His outgoing attitude and friendly personality makes our clients feel comfortable interacting with him.
STEPHANIE – Graphic Designer
Stephanie oversees graphic design projects and brings expertise from her 7 years of experience as a graphic designer for marketing agencies in southeastern Wisconsin. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in Business Marketing. She supports our clients with branding, web design, and a variety of print design, such as direct mailers, print ads, brochures, posters, packaging, product specification sheets and tradeshow designs and displays.
NICOLE – Membership Coordinator/Member Services Specialist
Nicole is known for her detail-oriented approach to work. She handles a variety of membership questions, maintains the membership database and processes new and returning members. Nicole maintains great member relations with her outgoing personality and professional demeanor. She is always willing to go the extra mile to keep members happy. She is focused on customer satisfaction. She prides herself on caring about our clients first and foremost. She handles email and phone services for members, solves inquiries regarding membership and events and assists with conference planning and registration.
SHANNON – AM Administrator
Quality is Shannon’s number one priority when working on conference planning and other projects. She is also adept at organization and time management. Prior to her employment at AEG, she worked in customer relations at a large auto dealer for more than three years, where she assisted customers in setting appointments, tracked customer experience and followed up with surveys in sales and service. Client experience is Shannon’s main goal.
SUE MICHAELS – Accounting
Sue has over 23 years experience as a C.P.A. serving many industries, including the nonprofit sector. She has owned her own public accounting tax and audit practice for the past eight years. Her practice exclusively performs audits for non profits. Also, as a certified internal auditor, she provides her expertise over the internal control and operating structure of organizations. Prior to that, she held positions as Director of Accounting at a local firm and Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP. For the past seven years, she served as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Dental Association Insurance and Services Corporation.