Meet the AAC

Meet the AAC

The Associates Advisory Committee (AAC) is comprised of very active FSAE Associate Members. This select group of associates work diligently to further the mission of both FSAE and the Foundation to support the association industry as a whole. Members are listed alphabetically below.

Meet Your AAC Members:


Lisa Miller Pacella, CMP
2016-17 Chair

Global Account Executive
Conference Direct

Jim Wacksman

Association Studios

(800) 820-6020

Pete Anderson

Creative Insurance Concepts

(407) 628-9111




Erin Ballas

Public Affairs Consultants

Elizabeth Baranik, CMP

Sales Manager

(407) 489-1324

Michele Bemis, CMP

Regional Director of Sales – Southeast
Greater Ft. Lauderdale CVB

(954) 732-3870




Meg Caldwell, CMP

Sales Manager
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort
Golf Club, & Spa


Lisa Chamberlain, CMP

National Sales Manager 
Visit Tampa Bay

(813) 218-3879

Tara Collins-Coates

Sr. Sales Manager 
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

(407) 997-1276


Bill Deutsch, CMP

Sr. Account Executive, 

Cathy Ennis

Director of National Accounts
Naples Grande Beach Resort

(239) 594-6307


Carolyn Fazio, ECAM

Sr. Strategist / CEO
Fazio International, Ltd.

(954) 870-6057


Darin Henry

Senior Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

(239) 390-4272

 Cheryl James

Director of Sales 
Hilton Worldwide Sales

(813) 404-4954

Julie Kissel

Director, Regional Sales
Salamander Hotels & Resorts



Tara Liaschenko, CMM

The Link Event Professionals

Vicki Long, CAE

FL Assn of the Am Institute of Architects

Lance Lozano, CAE

FL United Businesses Association

(850) 681-6265


Mary Malone, CMP

Sales Manager
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

(813) 207-6684

Kristin Marshall

Regional Sales Manager
SunStream Hotels and Resorts

(239) 314-2230


Chip Minick

Senior Account Executive
Marriott International


Richard Miseyko, CMP, CMM


(727) 822-4414


Marina Mitusova, CMP

Sales Manager 
Hyatt Regency Sarasota

(941) 363-2602



 Gene Schroeder

Senior Sales Manager 
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

(727) 825-7017


Michelle Wadell

Sales Manager
The Shores Resort & Spa


Jessica Walters

National Sales Manager
The Breakers

(561) 653-6606



Kim Wetzel

Sr. Sales Manager
Caribe Royale