Your IASA Staff


 Chuck Gunkel, IASA- Vice President of Business Development

Chuck is responsible for a broad range of business development initiatives for IASA including, membership, sponsorships/exhibits and other revenue generating areas.  He is also involved in growing our volunteer base as well as supporting the continued expansion of our local Chapters.


Karyn Spaude - IASA Vice President of Programs

Karyn’s role is primarily responsible for managing and expanding the associations various educational programs.  Her expertise and background will help enhance the educational offerings in terms of content, quality, relevance, and broader appeal across the industry. , Karyn will work closely with the Education, Executive Education, e-Learning, and other committees to carry out these responsibilities and other association initiatives. Karyn has been a long-time IASA volunteer at both the chapter level (Michigan, where she served in various roles including President), and at the National level (where she has served in many roles including VP of Exhibits, VP of Volunteer Development, and VP of Membership and Industry Relations).  She is an accomplished financial professional, having started her career with E&Y and later working at Amerisure, PrimeOne, and MAIPF.    She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Walsh College.  Karyn lives in Michigan with her husband Chris and their children Nate and Leah.

Gina Jolly, IASA- Assistant Vice President of Operations and Administration

Gina is responsible for management of the day-to-day operations of the International Office and Business Show component of the Annual Conference.  Additional responsibilities include Accounting, Invoices & Approvals and Annual Budget preparation.  Gina is the staff liaison to the Board and co-liaison to the Exhibits, Nominating and Chapter Advisory Committees.


Tricia Stillman,
IASA- Assistant Vice President of Education and Systems

Tricia’s primary duties include Education Program and Speaker Preparation, e-Learning, Publications and Volunteer Development as well as Technology Projects and Data Maintenance.  Tricia is the staff liaison to the Education, Volunteer Development, e-Learning, Marketing and Advisory Committees and co-Liaison to the Nominating and Publications Committees.


 Sheila White-Smith, IASA- Senior Manager of Membership  

Sheila is responsible for Membership, Interpreter subscriptions, textbook fulfillment and Executive Education Program.  Sheila is liaison to the Membership Committee and co-liaison to the Publications and Executive Education Program Committees.

Angie Gurganus, IASA- Chapter Event Manager

Angie’s responsibilities include support for all aspects of events held by IASA local Chapters. She also assists with various back office duties including database maintenance, event registration and set-up, CPE credits and other administrative functions.  She is liaison to the Chapter Advisory Committee.