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IWLA Staff

Steve DeHaan

Steve W. DeHaan, CAE, President & CEO

As president and chief executive officer, Steve manages the association’s operations, works with the leadership to establish the organization’s strategic direction and oversees IWLA’s government affairs efforts. He is the primary liaison to the IWLA Board of Directors.


Jay Strother



Jay D. 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, education and meeting staff members and creates campaigns for IWLA events and directives.

Jennifer Rezny

Jennifer Rezny, Membership Director

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.

Liz Whitney


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.

Sheresa McClain


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.



Rocio Shah, Accounting & Finance Manager

Rocio is responsible for the daily accounting activities at IWLA. 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.




Michele Schueler, Marketing & Public Relations Manager


Michele is responsible for promoting IWLA services and programs. She also oversee's IWLA social media, public relations, and IWLAs website. 


Vaughn Sobotta, Database IT Administrator


Vaughn is responsible for database maintenance, reporting on membership, events and renewal billing. He also provides IT and office support.



Grant Stahulak, Coordinator, Programs & Meetings

Grant works closely with the education and meetings manager to develop and deliver education programs. This includes assistance with meeting management during many in-person events and facilitation IWLA’s live members-only webinars. 




Adam Block, Administrative and Government Affairs Coordinator


Adam assists with the implementation and monitoring of IWLA’s government affairs efforts, including member engagement with the IWLA Political Action Committee and legislative events. He oversees the Congressional Contact Program and assists in drafting content for the website and newsletter. He also provides general administrative support to IWLA management team. 



IWLA Consultants & Contractors

Pat O’Connor, IWLA 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 IWLA Political Action Committee and assists with planning government relations activities.


Kevin Phillips, IWLA Retained CounselKevin_M_Phillips_Pic

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.


Mike Williams



Mike Williams, California Chapter Government Affairs Consultant

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.


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