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The staff of the Michigan Association of School Boards is here to serve the needs of MASB members and others interested in public education. Please note that we have included all staff members in this directory, arranged by department, with email addresses and direct phone numbers.

View an organizational chart of MASB here.

Open Position:

Director of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing


Executive Staff  

Don Wotruba   Don Wotruba, CAE, Executive Director
Association strategic priorities; Board of Directors; external relations; member outreach; overall association management
Kent Cartwright   Kent Cartwright, Ed.D., CPA, Deputy Director
Association budget; association-wide project management; capital budget; human resources
Cheryl Huffman   Cheryl Huffman, Board Liaison
Board of Directors/Executive Director/Deputy Director; Committees: Board Policy, Executive and Resolutions and Bylaws; Delegate Assembly; Director Elections; Member Assistance Fund
     

Communications, Public Relations and Marketing  

Stacy Bogard   Stacy Bogard, CAE, Assistant Director of Communications and Public Relations
Annual Report, DashBoard e-newsletter; LeaderBoard magazine; Member Matters webinars; member-facing communication; new board member onboarding; nonmarketing mass emails; press releases/statements; proofreading; website
Larissa Moyer   Larissa Moyer-Grech, M.P.S., Assistant Director of Marketing
Exhibit Show; Get On Board campaign; marketing campaigns/brand oversight; marketing mass emails; new board member onboarding; SmartSheet project management system
Austin Pabian   Austin Pabian, Graphic Designer
Brand Book/brand consistency; Brochures/flyers/Annual Report; LeaderBoard design; graphics/concept development; headshots/event photos
Stacy Washington   Stacy Washington, Marketing Coordinator
#MASBHealthy; BoardBook; Bookstore; Exhibit Show coordinator; Pay Schools/purchasing cards; School Board Recognition Month; social media; sponsor ads
Phil Knapp  

Phil Knapp, Video Production Coordinator
#MASBHealthy; MI SoundBoard podcast; StoryBoard video newscast; video production—external and internal

 

     

Finance and Business Services  

Julie Pierce   Julie Pierce, Comptroller
Accounts payable; audit oversight and coordination; financial department staff oversight; new vendor processing; payroll
Amy Sapienza   Amy Sapienza, Accounting Manager
Accounts receivable/revenue transactions; dues; financial statement distribution; invoicing; reconciliations; refunds
   

Sam Jadaoun, Accounting Manager MASB/MASA
Accounts receivable/revenue transactions; dues; financial statement distribution; invoicing; reconciliations; refunds; assistance with MASA financials

Kristine Maier   Kris Maier, Receptionist
Building maintenance coordination; cash receipt/deposits; manage emails directed to [email protected]; online membership portal; process all incoming and outgoing mail/packages; process/deposit incoming checks
Kim Lamb   Kim Lamb, Part-Time Business Office Staff
Accounts payable; cash receipts input; monthly invoice statements; office supply ordering; order invoicing
     

Government Relations  

Jennifer Smith   Jennifer Smith, Director of Government Relations
Delegate Assembly; E-vocate online advocacy; lobbyist; News and Views From the Capitol; Resolutions and Bylaws Committee
De'Shondria Bedenfield   De'Shondria Bedenfield, Assistant Director of Government Relations
Advocacy Institute; Grassroots Advocacy Program; Government Relations Committee; legislative news subscriptions
     

Information Technology  

Jason Marentette Jason Marentette, Director of Information Services and Technology
Analyze, plan and implement IT solutions; manage and support technology for MASB, MSBO, MASA and MAISA; system integrations; technology acquisition
Jayson Larner Jayson Larner, Membership Systems and Database Manager
CRM; data integrity; membership database and online portal; reporting and dashboards
Cody Skalmowski Cody Skalmowski, Systems Administrator
Split 50% MASB and 50% for MSBO, MASA and MAISA; Network and server infrastructure in the building, data centers and cloud-based solutions; Wired and wireless connectivity and internet; Network and workstation security; Backup solutions and disaster recovery; Escalated technical support
James Collette James Collette, Technology Support Analyst
Split 50% MASB and 50% for MSBO, MASA and MAISA; help desk manager: first responder for all support issues; user account and computer management; application and product license management; maintain workstations hardware and software; assure staff are adequately trained and comfortable using technology
   

Labor Relations and Legal Services  

Brad Banasik   Brad Banasik, J.D., Legal Counsel and Director of Labor Relations/Policy
Board meeting questions; labor relations and legal questions; Legal Trust Fund; Michigan Council of School Attorneys; Neola
Daniel Feinberg   Daniel Feinberg, J.D., Assistant Director of Labor Relations and Legal Services
ERiN; labor relations; legal questions; school-related HR questions
     

Leadership Development and Executive Search Services  

Greg Sieszputowski   Greg Sieszputowski, M.Ed., Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search Services
Executive search services; leadership development; manages all facets and team members in the department
Debbie Stair   Debbie Stair, M.N.M.L., Assistant Director of Leadership Development
Board training and professional development; CASBAs; strategic planning; workshops/retreats
Jay Bennett   Jay Bennett, M.Ed., Assistant Director of Executive Search Services
Area representative program; executive search services; superintendent evaluation; superintendent support
MacKenzie Feldpausch   MacKenzie Feldpausch, M.A., Education Programming Manager
Annual Leadership Conference; educational opportunities for MASB members; Institutes; programming collaboration with other departments
Amy Rucker   Amy Rucker, Certification Manager and Instructional Designer
Board Member Certification (CBA) program; development and delivery of CBA training content; learning management system (Compass); recruitment and assignments for CBA instructors
Whitney Haughey   Whitney Haughey, CMP, Conference and Event Planner
Meeting logistics, SCECH program
Cindy Reisig   Cindy Reisig, Business Assistant
Adjunct contact; department and executive search services support; superintendent transition tracking
Cindy Holmes   Cindy Holmes, Membership Coordinator and Registrar
Board Member Awards Program; CASBAs; event registration; primary contact for board/superintendent secretaries

 

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