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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 StrotherJay 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 ReznyJennifer 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 WhitneyLiz Whitney, Director, 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__0448_(1)Sheresa McClain, Director of Administration & Human Resources

Sheresa oversees the general administration 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.


Michele_3356-_EDITMichele Schueler, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Michele manages branding and communication messaging for all e-communications, website, social media, and marketing collateral. She is the primary media contact for trade and consumer media outlets and responsible for IWLA public relations initiatives and branding. 


IMG_6895Robert Budo, Finance & Accounting Manager 

Robert is responsible for the daily accounting activities at IWLA. Generates invoices, payments, and produces the associations financial reports.




Adam BlockAdam 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. 

Ahmad_website_photoAhmad Alzubi, Database IT Administrator

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




Marina_Headshot_1Marina Hart, Sales Support Coordinator

Marina creates a sustainable recruitment pipeline and works directly with the director of membership to retain existing warehouse and partner members. Please direct membership questions including invoices, renewals, new member applications and account changes to Marina.


Maureen_Engelbreit_HeadshotMaureen Engelbreit, Office Coordinator

Maureen provides general and administrative support to the association. She is the point of contact for communicating with IWLA general office vendors and serves as IWLA receptionist. 



Hank_Vaughan_1Hank Vaughan, Education Curriculum Associate

Hank works with the Education Director to develop and grow IWLA’s distance learning curriculum. He is the point person in identifying and developing potential partnerships with accredited learning institutions and sister associations to enhance IWLA education offerings.


IWLA Consultants & Contractors

Untitled-1Pat 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 U.S. CounselUntitled-1

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.



James Manson, IWLA Retained Canada Counseljames_manson__Cropped

IWLA’s retained counsel for Canada, James Manson, Fernandes Hearn LLP Barristers & Solicitors, serves as a legal resource for Canadian association members, responding to member inquiries regarding customer contracts and warehouse law.


Grant_Stahulak_2_compressedGrant Stahulak, CMP, Meetings Planner Consultant

Grant works as our meeting planner consultant. This includes assistance with meeting management during many in-person events, facilitation, registration, and IWLA’s live members-only webinars.



MWilliamsMike 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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