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One of the most valuable benefits of KCSAE membership is the chance to meet fellow association management professionals from throughout the Kansas City area. Serving as a volunteer on a committee is an easy way to get to know your peers. KCSAE committee membership offers increased access to a broad network of association management colleagues, the chance to sharpen your professional skills through activities that benefit you and KCSAE and opportunities to earn valuable points toward a CAE.

Committee service means a manageable investment of time. In return, you’ll be linked in to a vibrant community of association professionals who can help you problem solve, strategize and advance your career. E-mail Executive Director Cynthia Edmunds at if you are interested in getting involved with KCSAE!

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KCSAE Committee Leaders 2022-2023

Association Management 101

To lead the successful planning, implementation and evaluation of the annual  “Association Management 101” educational offering.

Curtis Kitchen, CAE, Co-Chair
Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Ashley Wilson, CAE, Co-Chair
Association of Energy Services Professionals


Coordinate the nomination, selection and honor of KCSAE award recipients.

Heather Lehman, CAE, Chair
ARMA International

CAE Special Interest Group

Ashley Bentley, CAE, Co-Chair
American Academy of Family Physicians

Brad Patterson, CAE, Co-Chair
American Association of Veterinary State Boards

CAE Study Group

To arrange, as often as necessary, study groups for individuals interested in preparing for the Certified Association Executive Exam.

Kyle Farmer, CAE, Chair
Missouri State Teachers Association

CEO Roundtable

Create and organize a program series discussing association issues of interest to area CEOs

Stacy Brungardt, CAE, Chair
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


Lead the efforts of KCSAE in communicating both internally with the membership and externally with the media, the public and the business community.

Jared Shilhanek, Co-Chair
American Public Works Association

Kate Smith, Co-Chair
National Genealogical Society


Lead the efforts to recruit and retain KCSAE members through campaigns, recognition programs, orientations, etc.

Chrissy Bagby, CAE, Chair
American Association of Veterinary State Boards

Membership SIG

Liz Icenogle, CAE, Chair
International Relations Council


Responsible for coordinating future KCSAE meeting topics and securing speakers/panels… for the upcoming meetings.

Amy Farmer, Ed.D, CAE, Chair
American Association of Veterinary State Boards

Silent Auction

Coordinate Silent Auction

Jessica Nollett, Chair
Enterprise Bank & Trust

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