WSAE Committees & Task Forces


One of the best investments you can make for yourself is to join a committee. All committees meet remotely via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Volunteering is the quickest way to accelerate your networking and make an impact. All committees and task forces are asked to 1) contribute their unique resources and expertise to advance WSAE strategic goals; 2) adopt a diversity lens that becomes embedded in thought processes; 3) find your greatness.

July 2023 - June 2024 WSAE Strategic Goals

1) Increase membership by 10% by June 2024 for a new goal of 210 total members.
2) Increase social media engagement by 5% across all platforms. (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) Also tracking top 5 website pages.
3) Increase WSAE education revenue overall and be intentional about association leadership programming.

2024 Convention Task Force

This team plans all the framework of the annual convention with the exception of speaker selection. Term: Thru July 2024
June 5-7, 2024, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

  • Monette Anderson, CAE, Washington Society of CPAs - Chair
  • Lola Franklin, CAE, TriCity Association of Realtors
  • Tiina Freeman, CAE, Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau 
  • Johnna Kerr, 42Chat
  • Angela Strecker, Blue Wing Events
  • Sybil Young, Three Rivers Convention Center
  • Kirsten Finn, Visit Tri-Cities
  • Staff Liaison - Brit Kramer, CAE, WSAE

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The DEI Task Force has converted from task force to standing committee. They will create a purpose statement and actionable objectives for the year that contribute to the success of the WSAE strategic goals. 
Term: Thru July 2024/Ongoing 

  • Linda Herald, Wenatchee Convention Center | Chair
  • Daniel Flemming, Washington Society of CPAs
  • DeAnn Hartman, Hartmanagement, LLC
  • K'ai Roberts Fu, Magnus Media Group Video Production
  • Staff Liaison - Shelley Dahle, WSAE

Education & Learning Committee - Currently seeking 3 new members

We are calling on our most creative innovators to help us try new approaches to learning and help us compile stellar resources and partnerships for the diverse needs of association professionals.  If you like to think differently, enjoy innovating, and consider yourself a lifelong learner, please join us! The Education and Learning Committee provides oversight for the WSAE comprehensive education portfolio, including selecting presenters for the annual convention.

Term: Thru July 2024

  • Al Audette, Building Industry Association of Washington 
  • Chris McDougall, Commercial Brokers Association
  • Theresa Taylor, Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs 
  • Kirk Roberts, Free Range Nonprofit Solutions
  • Jeffrey Wilcox, Third Sector Company
  • Staff Liaison - Brit Kramer, CAE, WSAE

Engagement Committee

This team will help us grow our new professional interest communities.
Term: Thru July 2024

  • Kim Bresler, wafla | Chair
  • Monette Anderson, CAE, Washington Society of CPAs
  • Liz Garcia, Washington REALTORS
  • Jean Maybin, wafla
  • Anita Riche, Washington Association of School Business Officials
  • Angela Strecker, Blue Wings Events
  • Darla White, Seattle King County Realtors
  • Staff Liaison - Patty Anderson, CAE, WSAE

Marketing & Communications Committee

This committee will work with staff in strategic communications that advance WSAE goals. Help us raise the profile of WSAE through quality and creative communications,
Term: Thru July 2024

  • Jeanette Kebede, CAE, Washington Society of CPAs | Chair
  • Scott Dilley, wafla
  • Mariah Guilfoil-Dovel, Washington Association of School Business Officials
  • Chivan Lim, Red Barn Communications
  • Cara McNeil, Washington REALTORS
  • Kyle Tibbs, Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute
  • Staff Liaison - Patty Anderson, CAE, WSAE