Michigan native Aaron Wolowiec is a talented and passionate learning strategist and meetings coach whose diverse achievements guide and propel association goals and initiatives, especially as they relate to education and learning. Aaron has more than a decade of experience in the meetings industry, and has taught for three years at a Michigan college.
Aaron is a certified association executive, a certified meeting professional and a certified tourism ambassador, and he earned a master’s degree in administration (with a concentration in leadership) from Central Michigan University. An active member of ASAE, Aaron is both a past chairman of the Young Association Executives Committee and a 2009-2011 Diversity Executive Leadership Program scholar.
Additionally, Aaron contributes to a variety of industry publications and mentors a number of emerging professionals. In 2012, Aaron was featured by Michigan Meetings + Events magazine as a “very important professional you need to know.”
Since 2008, Kristen Parker has worked as a communications manager for Michigan State University, serving in the university’s central public relations office. Prior to her current role, she was the alumni relations director for the MSU College of Education.
Kristen is experienced in several key communication disciplines, including publications, print media, media relations and issues communications. She is the former editor of an international trade publication and the former communications director for a nonprofit health care association. Likewise, Kristen is a 2000 graduate of MSU’s journalism program. Go green!
Ultimately, Kristen is a storyteller by trade – in fact, she’s been writing and editing professionally for more than 13 years. It’s her goal to keep readers of this blog abreast of the issues, trends and must-knows that define the field of association management. Together, we hope you’ll find some words of wisdom in the blogs we post.