Bob Waller is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AH. He is a passionate association professional and volunteer leader. He loves helping volunteer leaders achieve their goals, and he has been doing just that for almost 30 years.
Bob is recognized by colleagues as a leader in the association management industry, having received several industry awards such as the MASAE Points of Light Award, the NJSAE Excellence in Association Management Award, and the designation of Fellow by ASTM International. Recently, Bob won the Customer Service CEO of the Year award from the Customer Service Institute of America.
Bob is a past president of the AMC Institute, New Jersey Society of Association Executives (NJSAE – Now MASAE), and the International Consumer Products Safety Organization (ICPSO). He has served as a board member and officer for many area non-profits and children’s charities, such as Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and First-Candle.
Bob enjoys long rides on his Harley Davidson and spends as much free time as possible restoring antique cars.
Mike Dwyer, CAE
Chief Executive Relationship Officer
Mike Dwyer is President of AH client partner, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), the national trade organization representing 95% of the $2.7 billion juvenile products industry. JPMA is AH's legacy client and has been with AH since the company was founded in 1978.
As the Chief Executive Relationship Officer for AH, Mike is responsible for charting the course, developing the vision and implementing the necessary steps to ensure long term healthy client relationships between AH and the company’s 30+ full service clients. Mike also serves on the AH Office of the President, which is comprised of the company’s senior management team. Mike is also a partner at AH, along with Bob Waller, the President & CEO and Bill MacMillan, founder and Chairman of AH.
In 2001, Dwyer earned the designation of Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives. In June of 2004, he was elected by his peers as President of the Board for the Delaware Valley Society of Association Executives and in 2006 he was selected by Association TRENDS magazine as a 2006 Young & Aspiring Association Professional. Mike was also the recipient of the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives Points of Light Award, designed to honor an MASAE member who has demonstrated a commitment to his or her community and the needs of others.
Dwyer serves on the board of trustees of First Candle, a national non-profit health organization dedicated to the advancement of infant health and survival; on the board of ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization), an organization dedicated to addressing health and safety issues related to consumer products; and on the board of trustees for the Shamong Foundation for Education Excellence, an organization in his home town dedicated to enhancing excellence in education through the development and distribution of private resources for the benefit and enrichment of the Shamong School District where his children attend school.
Dwyer and his wife Margaret (“Penny”) of 25 years have three children; Chandler is 20, Owen is 17, and their daughter Madeline is 14.
Michael E. Pulik, CPA, CFE, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Pulik received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting from Monmouth University. He has held executive finance roles in both Corporate Finance and Public Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Michael specializes in business consulting and has extensive experience in Non-Profit Accounting, Financial Reporting, Forensic Accounting and Process Improvement. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Land Title Association (ALTA®™).
Michael was recently reappointed to a 3rd consecutive term for the ALTA®™ committee. In this capacity, he worked with the leaders of the Title Insurance Industry on the development of ALTA®™ Best Practices Framework.
He lives in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey with his wife Melanie and two sons Michael Jr. and James. Michael enjoys boating, camping and family time.
Vice President of Business Development
Denise G. Jackson serves as Managing Director of the Washington, DC Office and Vice President, Business Development at AH. In this role, Denise represents AH within the Washington, D.C. market, with specific emphasis on generating new business opportunities, evaluating leads, responding to RFPs and development of new business presentations.
Denise is well known in the association leadership, non-profit and hospitality fields in Washington. She brings 25 years of experience working directly with association leaders, professional societies, trade associations and the DC non-profit community. Her expertise includes association leadership, strategic planning, membership marketing, meeting and event management, along with new business development and the creation of strategic client relationships. She has managed over 2,000 association and corporate accounts in the Washington and New York regions.
Prior to joining AH, Denise served as Executive Director of Section on Women's Health (SoWH), a specialty component of the American Physical Therapy Association. SoWH develops educational resources, practice and standards for addressing women's health physical therapy issues and wellness in the United States and globally, and offers professional resources and certification programs. Under Denise’s leadership, the SoWH was awarded the " Innovative Component Award" at the APTA Annual Convention.
Denise also served as Executive Director for the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association (CREBA) of Greater DC, the primary membership, advocacy, and networking organization for commercial real estate brokers in the Washington, DC region.
Her experience includes leadership positions in Washington for NYC & Company and the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau. Denise began her career at Hilton Hotels, where she spent nearly seven years as Regional Director of Sales in Washington, New York and Atlanta.
Denise is a former Board Member of the Association Management Company Institute (AMCi) and an active member of ASAE and Capital Chapter - PCMA.
Amy Williams, CAE, MPA, IOM
Vice President of Sales and Consulting
Amy Williams is Vice President of Sales and Consulting and has been with AH since 2004. She has served as chief staff executive for several clients, including the Society for Information Management (SIM).
Amy has managed non-profit organizations for more than 20 years. She is a Certified Association Executive, has a Master's degree in public administration and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management.
Amy's volunteer positions have included Conference Committee Chair and Sponsorship Committee Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE), as well as a Past President on MASAE’s Board of Directors. She’s a frequent contributor to AH’s content marketing efforts and has spoken at the YM Xperience Conference, MASAE Annual Meeting and ASAE Annual Meeting. She enjoys facilitating strategic planning and board development training sessions and working on client partner and internal AH consulting projects.
Kelly Mariotti, JD, CPA, CAE
Vice President of Client Services
Kelly Mariotti is the Vice President of Client Services for AH and Executive Director of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), the North American trade association for manufacturers of products for the prenatal to preschool marketplace. As Vice President of Client Services, Kelly is responsible for all aspects of a seamless delivery of contracted services to AH's client partners. In her role with JPMA, she is directly accountable for all activities of the association and implementing the strategic direction provided by the board of directors. Her responsibilities include direct oversight of JPMA’s programmatic, regulatory, legislative and public affairs activities as well as the JPMA Certification Program and engagement in the ASTM standards-setting process.
Before joining AH in 2013, Kelly was the founding owner and President of Green Frog Art, a juvenile products manufacturing firm for 17 years during which time she was an active volunteer leader and board member of JPMA. After selling her company, she served as CEO of First Candle, a national safe sleep non-profit organization. She is a lawyer, certified public accountant, Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has graduate certificates in both non-profit management and advanced product safety management.
Sue Pine, CAE
Vice President of Professional Development
Sue’s career has spanned over 35 years in the association management world, however the majority of time was in the capacity of an Executive VP of a for-profit association management company (AMC). Thus, she understands both the non-profit world of associations and the for-profit service firm.
Sue retired from a 5th-generation family owned AMC business focused on managing professional and trade associations/societies on her 30th anniversary in 2008 to seek a balance between personal and professional goals. Sue decided to pursue her love for her city/hometown in a part-time sales role for the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB). In a national role focused on Associations, Sue serves as an ambassador for Philadelphia to the AMC Community, specifically marketing all of the benefits of hosting meetings in Philadelphia to those in the Association Management community.
In 2012, Sue joined AH as Director of Educational Services. Sue’s primary responsibilities included the management and delivery of the ASAE Certificate in Association Management Program. Today, in addition to oversight of the Certificate Program, Sue holds the VP of Professional Development position that includes the oversight and compliance relative to both AH's AMC Accreditation and Customer Service Certification. She spends her time focused on working with all of the AH client teams to ensure the appropriate professional development opportunities are available.
Sue assumed the position of Chief Staff Executive of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) in 2014. NAPO is a non-profit professional educational association for 4000 professional organizers worldwide.Sue is currently an active member of the AMC Institute Accreditation & Standards Task Force and the ASAE Research Committee where she chairs the Trends Task Force. Sue is a past officer of the AMC Institute Board and has chaired several committees for AMC Institute, ASAE, and MASAE. Sue has received the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives Distinguished Service Award, the 2009 AMC Institute Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2008 Leadership Award from the ASAE - AMC Section Council.
George Rears, MBA, PMP
Vice President, Technology Solutions
George Rears is Vice President, Technology Solutions at AH, overseeing the Web and Informational Technology groups. George is responsible for setting the Technology strategy and leading AH forward in pursuing technology solutions.
George has over 20 years of experience in IT, and has obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. George is a long-time member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and is a graduate of their Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) program.
George is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and is a huge Rutgers sports fan. When not reading historical non-fiction, George is reading comic books from one of 10,000 in his personal collection.
Jodi Araujo, CEM
Vice President of Organizational Development
Jodi is VP of Organizational Development and also serves as the Chief Staff Executive for NADCA, the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association. As the VP of Organizational Development, her responsibilities include establishing and implementing systems, structures and development programs that support the human capital of the organization as a critical lever in accomplishing AH's business goals. She leads the Segment Leaders in continuous improvement for delivery of exceptional client services and works with Mike Dwyer to oversee the internal components of the client life-cycle.
As Chief Staff Executive for AH client partner NADCA, Araujo is responsible for the strategic and financial oversight of the association and the staff. She works closely with the Board of Directors to translate the strategic vision for the association into action. She also manages their marketing and public relations initiatives and publishes an industry magazine. Araujo ensures that NADCA remains at the cutting edge and fully immersed in all things affecting their industry. She is responsible for industry alliances, partnerships and relationships with other organizations, agencies, groups, corporations and individuals.
Jodi Araujo has 20 years of association management experience, from both the stand-alone and the small AMC model, bringing a broad spectrum of experience from which to draw. She holds the Certified Exhibition Manager designation and shares a passion for competitive sports. Araujo attended Columbia University, where she played basketball for the Lions while honing her skills and love of the written word.
Araujo currently sits on the ASAE AMC Section Council.
Vice President of Industry Relations
Sabina Gargiulo is currently the Vice President of Industry Relations at AH. In this role, Sabina leads and oversees AH’s Industry Relations department; a highly specialized team of rainmakers responsible for developing strategic sponsorship sales programs for AH client partners. She is also an active member of AH’s new business development team, sharing responsibility for achieving AH corporate growth goals, and an integral member of the company’s senior leadership team, contributing to the company’s overall organizational advancement.
Sabina is also an experienced and knowledgeable conference producer with more than a decade of real-world experience in both the public and private sectors. Formerly with the Institute of International Research (IIR), one of the largest conference management companies in the world, Sabina designed and produced business conferences for Fortune 500 and 1,000 companies on an array of subjects, targeting diverse industries and sectors for both B2B and B2C.
For years, Sabina specialized in the field of product development and innovation, marketing, market research, and customer engagement strategies — to name a few. Sabina comes to AH with a strong background in marketing, social media, conference production, business development, and sales. What she enjoys most is helping AH’s client partners achieve their financial objectives and finds it to be a very rewarding experience.
Sabina lives in New Jersey and enjoys cooking, her two beautiful daughters and husband, and relaxing at her beach house at the Jersey Shore.
Nicolette Zuecca, MPA, CAE
Nicolette serves as a senior account executive with AH and has been in association management for 16 years, specifically in the healthcare industry. Nicolette is the AH medical organization specialist and serves as the Executive Vice President for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses® Society (WOCN) an AH client partner.
Nicolette received her undergraduate degree with honors from Cabrini College in Organizational Management, a master’s degree in public health administration and her certified account executive (CAE) certification from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Nicolette served as a director for Friends of Ostomates Worldwide, as a member of the ASAE Health Care Committee, and fundraising on behalf of local animal shelters.
Gene S. Terry, CAE, IOM
Gene Terry, CAE, IOM serves as the executive director of the American Society of Hand Therapists (Association Headquarters). In this position, he oversees all management functions of the society, including membership, programming, finance, operations and governance. ASHT is the national professional, educational and scientific association for nearly 4,000 members who are occupational and physical therapists, surgeons, physician extenders and researchers.
Gene also serves as the Allied Health, Medical and Scientific Segment Leader at Association Headquarters. In this role, he oversees client organization service delivery and performance, and focuses on identifying tools and processes that support association growth initiatives.
His prior executive leadership experience combines an association management company, three national voluntary-health organizations (American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, March of Dimes), a university hospital system, and a healthcare public relations agency.
Gene earned the certified association executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives. He is an active volunteer, currently serving as treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives and is a member of the National Board of Trustees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Gene holds a Bachelor or Arts degree in Public Relations from Rowan University and is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Beth Mauro joined AH in 2015, bringing 25+ years of association, meetings, publication and marketing management skills to the table. As the Corporate Segment Leader and Meetings & Events specialist she focuses on identifying tools and processes that support association growth initiatives. Currently she is the Director of Meetings & Events for the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association.
Prior to joining AH, Beth served as Director, Event Marketing for F+W Media, where she managed the marketing and creative teams responsible for a diversified portfolio of 35 trade, professional and consumer events.
Beth operated Mauro Barry Communications before joining F+W full-time, providing consulting services to trade associations and professional organizations on all facets of the meeting planning process from audience development to educational programming and logistical execution. She was the Director, Communications and Education for the Home Sewing Association in the early 90’s. A former editor and freelance writer, she has contributed over 100 articles to trade and consumer publications.
As a volunteer, Beth has served on the boards of New York Women in Communications and the CHA Foundation Board. She is active in the Bucks County Women’s Initiative. Her favorite projects include building career conferences for students and participating in panel sessions with industry peers.
Director of MarCom
Paul Chernin is Director of Marketing at AH, bringing 15 years of advertising agency experience. Having worked with regional, national and global brands to develop their voice, tone and story, Paul leads our team of talented strategists, managers, creatives, writers, editors, producers and analysts to create strategic plans that span from traditional marketing and digital media planning to industry trade shows and video production…and everything in between.
Paul’s experience includes cultivating strong, meaningful relationships and delivering a mix of ROI-centric strategies and tactics for a multitude of industries and verticals, including non-profits, health and wellness, higher education, professional sports, retail, B2B, entertainment, food and beverage, and renewable energy.
With a unique blend of marketing and advertising expertise, team leadership, business strategy, and relationship development, Paul is also a member of our Business Development and Senior Leadership Teams, contributing to AH’s evolution and advancement of MarCom’s capabilities and offerings.
Paul enjoys life in South Jersey with his beautiful wife, two sons, and Boston Terrier, spending as much time as possible outdoors and exploring the region.