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Pam McKenna, MEd, CAE
President


Pamela H. McKenna, CAE is President of McKenna Management. Her background includes 20 years of experience in all facets of association management, and she holds a Master’s in Education Degree from Northeastern University. A frequent association industry conference speaker, Pam is often tapped by colleagues for professional information and advice. She has received over 100 unsolicited endorsements of her association management skills on LinkedIn. 

Pam is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE). The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Pam serves on the Board of Directors for AMC Institute and Chairs the AMC Industry's Accreditation and Standards Committee. She is a Past Chair of the AMC Section Council for the American Society of Association Executives.  Pam also serves as Executive Director for several of McKenna Management's clients including the New England Society of Association Executives.


 

Andrew Cronin Finn, MSc, MBA
Executive Director


Andrew Cronin Finn joined McKenna Management in 2015, bringing with him extensive experience in association management, project management, and consulting. At McKenna Management, he manages several client organizations and contributes to the company's strategic planning and business operations initiatives. Prior to joining McKenna Management, Andrew managed several state and regional medical societies as part of the Specialty Management Services team at the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has also worked with a variety of other associations and non-profit organizations in both consultant and internal staff member capacities. 

Andrew earned an MBA from Northeastern University, and holds and MSc in Management Consultancy from University College Dublin in Ireland, and a BS in Management, summa cum laude, from Johnson & Wales University. 

Libby MaynardElizabeth Maynard
Executive Director 


Elizabeth “Libby” Maynard has been with McKenna Management since 2013. Her professional interests include: government relations and grassroots member advocacy, membership recruitment and retention, meeting planning, and website builds. While at McKenna Management she has successfully developed and implemented many client initiatives ranging from letter writing campaigns that reached nearly every member of the Massachusetts Legislature to sold out educational programs. She has built five YourMembership.Com websites and is well versed in the system. Prior to joining McKenna Management she worked at the Massachusetts Nurses Association and managed several political campaigns in Western Massachusetts. Outside of work, Libby volunteers her time at the Lowell Transitional Living Center and as a Gala Committee Member for the Progeria Research Foundation’s Night of Wonder. She is a founding board member of the UMass Women into Leadership program at UMass Amherst. Libby attended UMass Amherst and studied social thought and political economy. 

Karen Regan, MBA
Executive Director

Karen Regan joined McKenna Management in 2010, bringing with her 20 years of experience at a Fortune 10 company.  She specializes in Event Planning and the on-site orchestration of conferences. She is a high energy leader with a passion for building strong working partnerships. Through her diligence and personal touch, she has contributed to the growth of her clients' memberships, event attendance, exhibitor and sponsor dollars and overall bottom line.

Her previous assignments included 5 years in Talent Development and 15 years in various Sales and Marketing positions including several leadership roles. Karen has extensive experience in marketing, education and program management and is a skilled facilitator. She has proven abilities in managing teams through corporate mergers and successfully blending diverse work cultures. She won numerous awards for the development and implementation of successful strategies. Karen has a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Renee Russo

Renee Russo
Executive Director

Renee Russo joined McKenna Management in 2017 and serves as Executive Director for several client organizations. Renee has over 10 years of association management experience, including local trade associations and international medical societies. Prior to joining McKenna Management, she served as Director of Administration for the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary tract at PRRI- An Association Management Company. She has a versatile skill set in administration, membership recruitment and outreach, volunteer engagement, board governance, and marketing communications. Renee holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing Communications from Emerson College. 

Susan Wagner, MA
Executive Director 

Sue Wagner currently serves as Executive Director for several of McKenna Management’s clients. Sue has over 15 years experience supporting professional associations and service firms including providing management of daily operations, financial oversight, and delivery of optimum professional service. Prior to joining the McKenna Management team in 2014, Sue served as the Executive Director of a charitable foundation and as a Practice Manager and Educational Consultant at Powell and Wagner Associates. She has extensive experience working with medical associations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Illinois State Medical Society.

Sue holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Denison University.


Alysa Craig
Program Coordinator 

Alysa joined McKenna Management in early 2016, bringing with her experience in nonprofit management and Applied Behavior Analysis. Her passion for making the gears work behind events, marketing, and operations led her to becoming a part of the association management industry. Her practice in ABA has seasoned Alysa to be a careful observer and facilitator of clients’ motivation, especially by way of the written word.

Before her nonprofit and ABA experience, Alysa graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Culture, as well as an Accelerated Master of Science in Professional Communications.  Her time at Clark instilled in her their motto: challenge convention, change the world.

Karla FerriniKarla Ferrini
Bookkeeper

Karla Ferrini joined McKenna Management in early 2017, and she currently serves as the bookkeeper for several of McKenna Management’s clients.  Karla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University as well as 20+ years of experience working for government contractors as a financial administrator.  She enjoys working with McKenna Management’s clients and providing them with the financial data and insights that they need to be successful.

For the past 15 years, while staying home to raise her family, she has spent many hours volunteering in the Westford, MA community, including a role as site-based coordinator for PTO as well as the volunteer chairperson for several events and fundraisers. 

Karen Murphy
Administrative Manager


Karen Murphy joined McKenna Management in early 2007. For over 10 years, Karen has provided exceptional customer service in meeting the needs of the associations McKenna Management serves. She does so in the utmost professional and efficient manner. Prior to working at McKenna Management, she worked at Allstate Insurance as a Subrogation Coordinator where she received an outstanding customer service award and developed and implemented a zero defects quality program. Karen also was previously employed at the law firm Qua, Hall, Harvey & Walsh. Karen holds an Associate’s Degree in Child Studies from Dean College, and taught pre-school and pre-kindergarten for ten years. She enjoyed chairing fundraising committees at her children’s schools which utilized her strengths in customer service, organization, and planning.

Rousseline Rodene
Communications Specialist 

Rousseline Rodene joined McKenna Management in 2015, bringing with her experience in graphic design and HTML/CSS coding. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design & Media Arts with a minor in Marketing. She is a member of The Professional Association for Design (AIGA). At McKenna Management she enjoys working with our clients designing and providing professional, eye-catching marketing materials and websites.

Caroline SantayanaCaroline Santayana
Program Coordinator 

Caroline Santayana joined McKenna Management as Program Coordinator in 2016. She has a background in customer service and experience supporting membership based nonprofits. Caroline enjoys facilitating excellent customer experiences and polished communications. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, and prior, studied visual art at Brookhaven College.

Michele Sperry 
Accountant  

Michele Sperry joined McKenna Management in 2009 and currently serves as the Staff Accountant for McKenna Management’s clients.  Michele has extensive nonprofit accounting experience including proper tax reportings for 501 (c) 6 and 501 (c) 3 organizations. Michele ensures all our clients' financials are handled in a GAAP compliant manner. She handles financial reporting, reconciiations, receivables and payables. Michele enjoys assisting clients with the budgeting process and financial performance analysis. 

Michele has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from UMass Lowell (3.98) and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from St. Catherine University (3.88.) Prior to joining the McKenna Management team, Michele worked as a computer programmer at Raytheon and as a Procurement Officer in the US Air Force.

Special Projects:

Jilly Martin

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