Meet the AAC

Meet the AAC

The Associates Advisory Committee (AAC) is comprised of very active FSAE Associate Members. This select group of associates work diligently to further the mission of both FSAE and the Foundation to support the association industry as a whole. Members are listed alphabetically below.

Meet Your AAC Members:


Jim Wacksman
 Chair 2017-18

Producer & CEO
Association Studios

(800) 820-6020


Cathy Ennis

Director of National Accounts 
Naples Grande Beach Resort

(239) 594-6016

Pete Anderson

Creative Insurance Concepts

(407) 628-9111




 Elizabeth Baranik, CMP

National Account Manager
Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company 

(407) 489-1324

Lisa Chamberlain, CMP

National Account Director
Visit Tampa Bay

(813) 218-3879

Tara Collins-Coates, CMP

Sr. Sales Manager 
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

(407) 997-1276



 Mike Copeland

Copeland Productions

Steve Crist

Association VP Group Sales
Discover the Palm Beaches

(561) 233-3050   


Carolyn Fazio, ECAM

Fazio International, Ltd.

(954) 870-6057


Darin Henry

Senior Sales Manager 
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

(239) 390-4272


 Cheryl James

Director of Sales, Associations Group
Hilton Worldwide Sales

(813) 404-4954

Julie Kissel

Director, Regional Sales
Salamander Hotels & Resorts



Tara Liaschenko, CMM

The Link Event Professionals

(727) 439-0994

Lance Lozano, CAE

FL United Businesses Association

(850) 681-6265

Rachel Luoma, CAE

Chief Staff Executive/Vice President
Partners in Association Management 



Mary Malone, CMP

Sales Manager
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

(813) 207-6684

Kristin Marshall

Regional Sales Manager 
SunStream Hotels and Resorts

(239) 314-2230


Lisa Miller Pacella, CMP

Global Account Executive


Chip Minick

Senior Account Executive
Marriott International

Richard Miseyko, CMP, CMM


(727) 822-4414

 Gene Schroeder

Senior Sales Manager 
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

(727) 825-7017


Michelle Wadell

Sales Manager
The Shores Resort & Spa



Jessica Walters

National Sales Manager 
The Breakers

(561) 653-6606



Kim Wetzel

Sr. Sales Manager
Caribe Royale