IAEM Staff Listing

IAEM is served by an association management company in Falls Church, Virginia (info@iaem.com). Professional staff are at your service. All staff can be reached at:

Headquarters Office

201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, VA 22046-4527
Phone: +1 (703) 538-1795
Fax: +1 (703) 241-5603
Email: info@iaem.com

Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE, QAS
Email | 703-538-1795, ext. 8
Ms. Armstrong is Chief Executive Officer of IAEM and manages governance issues as well as staff support to all association activities and operations. She is President of Association and Society Management International, Inc. (ASMI), the firm that serves IAEM.

Clay D. Tyeryar, MAM, CAE, QAS
Email | 703-538-1795, ext. 7
Mr. Tyeryar is IAEM's Deputy Executive Director and EMEX Exhibit Director. He administers member service, provides Board/leadership support, and coordinates IAEM outreach with partner groups and international development. He is the point of contact for the EMEX Exhibit.

Sharon L. Kelly, QAS
Email | 703-538-1795, ext. 1
Ms. Kelly is IAEM's Executive Assistant, Meeting Registrar, Database Manager, and Certification Administrator. She maintains membership and dues records, takes care of administrative details for the certification program, handles correspondence, supervises conference registration, assists candidates with certification requirement inquiries, proctors and grades examinations, and supports the Certification Commission to ensure ongoing success. As the regional list administrator, Sharon handles updates of the listservs.

Kate McClimans, IOM, QAS
Ms. McClimans is a Program Manager and supports other IAEM staff team members with special projects including launching the online examination for the CEM® Program. She also supports the IAEM-Global Board activities. She is the point of contact for IAEM Annual Conference sponsorships.

Dawn M. Shiley, MA, CAE, QAS
Email | 703­-538-3542
Ms. Shiley is IAEM Communications & Marketing Manager and Scholarship Program Director. She also is the staff liaison for the Scholarship Commission, the Membership & Marketing Committee, and the Digital Engagement Committee. She is the face behind IAEM's social media.

Karen Thompson
Ms. Thompson is Editor of the IAEM Bulletin and Content Manager of the IAEM website. She is staff liaison for the IAEM Editorial Committee.

Julie Husk, JD, QAS
Email | 703-538-1795, ext. 2
Ms. Husk is IAEM Program Manager and works closely with the Conference Committee to produce IAEM’s marquee event each year. She coordinates all aspects of the Annual Conference programs including selection and management of speakers and sessions, add-on training, event special features and more.


Thad Huguley
Mr. Huguley is IAEM-USA Government Affairs Director and staff liaison for the IAEM-USA Government Affairs Committee.


Michelle Savoie, CMP, DES, QAS, CVEP

Ms. Savoie is IAEM's Meetings Manager and manages facility negotiations, accommodations, meals-functions and logistics for all IAEM events including the Annual Conference.

Chelsea Firth, QAS
Email | 703-538-1795
Ms. Firth is a Program Manager, the IAEM Think Tank producer and assists with the IAEM certification program and with IAEM webinars. She is staff liaison to the IAEM-USA Board and coordinates all committee and IAEM liaison operations.

Rebecca Campbell
Email | 703-538-1795, ext 1706
Ms. Campbell is the EMEX booth space coordinator and the IAEM Student Chapters staff liaison. She is staff liaison for the Awards & Recognition Committee and IAEM online elections.


Claire Etheridge, QAS
Email | 703-538-1795
Ms. Etheridge provides member services including registration and onsite conference staffing, produces the Annual Conference IAEM2Go mobile app, and supports IAEM’s social media and marketing program.

Additional Staff

Other staff members work as needed behind the scenes on special projects, technical support, finances, graphics design, and office support.