Leadership - Board of Directors

DFWAE works in the same way as members of your own association - we accomplish more together than we can separately. Your success benefits all of us.

We are an organization created by association managers to focus on the issues that directly affect them. Those issues are your issues, too, and that makes DFWAE your organization. The leaders in DFWAE are members that volunteer their time to offer a vision and guidance for the direction of DFWAE benefits and offerings.

If you're interested in serving in a leadership capacity, let us know by email, or feel free to contact any of our Board members (listed below) or Committee Chairs for more information.

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DFWAE Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Kris Williams

Kris Williams, CAE
International News Media Association

Jonathan Kraatz President Elect
Jonathan Kraatz
USGBC North Texas Chapter
Twitter: @KraatzUSGBCNTX
Craig Nauta Vice President
Craig Nauta, CAE
Texas Society of CPA's
Shawna Strickland Secretary
Shawna Strickland, PhD
American Association for Respiratory Care
Mollie Pillman

Mollie Pillman, CAE
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Twitter: @molliepillman

Marilyn Ellis Immediate Past President
Marilyn Ellis
Superior Expo Services
Twitter: @EllisMarilyn

Regular Member Directors


Shasta Foy, CAE
Society of Petroleum Engineers


Gary Hines, CAE
Pipeline Research Council International

Debi Kensell Debi Kensell
Restaurant Facility Management Association
Trevor Mitchell Trevor Mitchell, CAE
American Mensa
Darrin Scheid Darrin Scheid, CAE
American College of Emergency Physicians
Alyssa Trongaard Alyssa Meek, CMP
Dallas Building Owners and Managers Association

CVB Member Director

Karen Fogle Karen Fogle, CMP, CTA, TDM
Visit Plano

Associate Directors


David Ferrer

Lynn Armstrong, CAE Lynn Armstrong, CAE