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Member - American Society of Association ExecutivesPEMA's national headquarters is Washington-based and staffed with long-term professionals having more than 200 years combined experience in management and development of associations.  Since 1984, the professional staff has provided PEMA with expert financial administration, meeting planning, membership services and recruiting, communications support, organizational continuity, and leadership.
 
Susan Denston Susan A. Denston
Executive Director
 
Susan Denston is Executive Director for the Process Equipment Manufacturers' Association. Her background suits a variety of tasks, including meetings management, print production management and quality control, and membership and meetings promotion.  She also is skilled in serving the administrative needs of Boards and committees. She is a graduate of George Mason University with a B.B.A. in Marketing.  Sue is President of the Corporate Services Division of Association and Society Management International, Inc.  In addition, she serves several additional associations:  Executive Vice President of American Textile Machinery Association, Meetings Manager for the International Association of Emergency Managers and Meetings and Exhibit Manager for the National Association of State EMS Directors.
 
Harry (Buzz) BuzzerdHarry W. Buzzerd, Jr., CAE
Management Counsel
 
Harry (Buzz) W. Buzzerd, Jr., CAE, serves as Management Counsel for the Process Equipment Manufacturers' Association.  He began his association management career in 1964 and holds a CAE (Certified Association Executive). He earned a B.A. from Gettysburg College, along with extensive graduate and professional education.  In addition to his work with PEMA, Buzz is the Management Counsel to the American Paper Machinery Association and the American Textile Machinery Association.  He is Chairman of Association and Society Management International, Inc., the firm that manages PEMA.
 
Judy BuzzerdMichelle Savoie
Meetings Manager
 
Michelle Savoie is responsible for all functions of conventions and meetings management. Prior to employment with ASMI, Michelle worked for the State Department (Refugee Affairs Advisor), USAID (Program Manager), Boston University, several non-profits, and operated a catering firm for 13 years, as well as serving as a pastry chef at a Ritz Carlton Hotel. She has a B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Arizona and has completed graduate studies in Social Anthropology at Boston University. Michelle's experience extends to managing meetings and events for several other ASMI client associations.
 
Dawn M. Shiley-DanzeisenDawn M. Shiley-Danzeisen
Marketing/Communications Manager
Dawn M. Shiley-Danzeisen, M.A., Marketing & Communications Manager. Dawn is the editor of 's newsletter and also provides graphic support (brochures and booth design).  She has more than 19 years experience in association management.  Prior to this position, she was with the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), where she held numerous positions during her 15-year tenure.  Dawn earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and M.A. from the George Washington University School for Public and International Affairs.  Working at Association and Society Management International, Inc., Dawn is the editor for six newsletters and provides marketing and communications services to more than 10 clients.

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