September 21, 2014
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IWLA Staff Members
Steve DeHaan
President & CEO
As president and chief executive officer, Steve oversees the association’s operations and works with the leadership to establish the organization's strategic direction. He is the primary liaison to the Board of Directors.
Jay Strother
Vice President
Jay works with IWLA leaders and staff to focus, maintain and promote the IWLA brand to those audiences and to the 3PL-buying public (shippers). He oversees the marketing, web and electronic communication, database, education and meeting staff members and creates campaigns for IWLA events and directives.
Joe de Guzman
Senior Coordinator, Programs & Distance Learning
Joe focuses on tasks related to IWLA educational programs and services for members. His primary responsibilities include event registration and webinar management, event technology needs, and develop IWLA event-related mobile applications.
Ben Fairbank
Senior Coordinator, Strategic Data
Ben is responsible for company data entry, database maintenance, maintenance of membership department files, assisting in regional meeting preparation, new member process, and responding to general membership inquiries.
Rocio Lemke
Senior Coordinator, Accounting & Finance
Rocio is responsible for the daily accounts receivable and accounts payable activities at IWLA. She audits the monthly financial reports for accuracy and integrates the data into the accounting system. She assists in the monthly and annual close cycles related to financial statements. She also generates invoices for a variety of association activities, coordinates the filing of documents for IWLA Political Action Committee, and assists with various financial projects as needed.
Sheresa McClain
Manager of Administrative & Personnel Services
Sheresa oversees the general administrative and personnel aspects of the association. This includes the daily/monthly distribution of funds, reconciliations and maintenance of all bank accounts, maintenance of the personnel records, maintenance of payroll records and related documents and is the liaison between the association and the vendors with respect to the employee benefit programs.
Arelys Rivera
Office Coordinator
Arelys provides general and administrative support. She is the point of contact for communicating with IWLA general office vendors and serves as IWLA’s receptionist.
Liz Whitney
Senior Manager, Education & Meetings
Liz oversees IWLA educational offerings (IWLA Essentials Course; IWLA Legal Symposium; IWLA Costs, Rates & RFP Responses; IWLA Technology Solutions, etc.), including the association’s specialized events. She is the staff contact for the educational aspects of the IWLA Convention & Expo as well as the Warehouse Logistics Professional (WLP) program.
Morgan Zenner
Senior Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations
Morgan oversees the branding and communication messaging in all e-communications, website and marketing collateral around IWLA programs and events. She is the primary media contact for trade and consumer media outlets and she is responsible for IWLA public relations initiatives. She also represents IWLA at industry events, tradeshows and IWLA Convention & Expo.
IWLA Consultants & Contractors
John Levi
Executive Director Canadian Council
John is the primary contact for information and service for the Canadian Council of IWLA. He is involved in membership recruitment and retention for the council. John also monitors, tracks and analyzes Canada's policy developments, regulatory filings and legislation as to their impact on warehouse/distribution centers and the commercial goods movement.
Christopher R. Neufeld
IWLA-Canada Legal Counsel
IWLA-Canada’s retained counsel, Chris Neufeld, serves as a legal resource for association members in Canada, responding to member inquiries regarding customer contracts and warehouse law.
Pat O'Connor
Washington Representative
Pat provides lobbying services in Washington D.C. He monitors and tracks legislative and regulatory issues, represents the association in coalitions with allied organizations. He sets up and participates in meetings with agency congressional staff, drafts legislative alerts, provides advice and counsel for the Political Action Committee and assists with planning government relations activities for the Annual Convention.
Kevin Phillips
Retained Counsel
IWLA’s retained counsel for the United States, Kevin Philips, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C., serves as a legal resource for association members, responding to member inquiries regarding customer contracts and warehouse law.
Donna Rebeck
CFO Consultant
Donna provides financial expertise and consultation to IWLA's board and staff and its affiliate organizations, as well as oversees the accounting, financial reporting, audit and tax return preparations, financial systems, and internal controls.
Jennifer Rezny
Membership Consultant
Jennifer actively identifies and recruits new warehouse and partner members for the organization. Her background in industrial engineering and project management allow her great understanding of the warehouse environment. In addition, she works with the IWLA New Member Recruitment & Orientation Committee to ensure members get the most from the IWLA experience.
Mike Williams
California Government Affairs
Michael's duties include tracking and analyzing California's policy developments, regulatory filings and legislation as to their impact on our industry. He coordinates with IWLA to develop and maintain a network of active members for statewide grassroots advocacy. Michael also coordinates BiPAC grassroots activities and conducts fundraising for special IWLA-PAC events.

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