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 
[email protected]


Cathy Ennis

Director of National Accounts 
Naples Grande Beach Resort

(239) 594-6016
[email protected]

Pete Anderson

Creative Insurance Concepts

(407) 628-9111
[email protected]




 Elizabeth Baranik, CMP

National Account Manager
Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company 

(407) 489-1324 
[email protected]

Lisa Chamberlain, CMP

National Account Director
Visit Tampa Bay

(813) 218-3879 
[email protected]

Tara Collins-Coates, CMP

Sr. Sales Manager 
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

(407) 997-1276 
[email protected]



 Mike Copeland

Copeland Productions

Steve Crist

Association VP Group Sales
Discover the Palm Beaches

(561) 233-3050
[email protected]   


Carolyn Fazio, ECAM

Fazio International, Ltd.

(954) 870-6057 
[email protected]


Darin Henry

Senior Sales Manager 
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

(239) 390-4272 
[email protected]


 Cheryl James

Director of Sales, Associations Group
Hilton Worldwide Sales

(813) 404-4954 
[email protected]

Julie Kissel

Director, Regional Sales
Salamander Hotels & Resorts



Tara Liaschenko, CMM

The Link Event Professionals

(727) 439-0994
[email protected]

Lance Lozano, CAE

FL United Businesses Association

(850) 681-6265 
[email protected]

Rachel Luoma, CAE

Chief Staff Executive/Vice President
Partners in Association Management 



Mary Malone, CMP

Sales Manager
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

(813) 207-6684
[email protected]

Kristin Marshall

Regional Sales Manager 
SunStream Hotels and Resorts

(239) 314-2230 
[email protected]


Lisa Miller Pacella, CMP

Global Account Executive


Chip Minick

Senior Account Executive
Marriott International

Richard Miseyko, CMP, CMM


(727) 822-4414 
[email protected]

 Gene Schroeder

Senior Sales Manager 
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

(727) 825-7017 
[email protected]


Michelle Wadell

Sales Manager
The Shores Resort & Spa



Jessica Walters

National Sales Manager 
The Breakers

(561) 653-6606 
[email protected]



Kim Wetzel

Sr. Sales Manager
Caribe Royale