Chuck Gunkel is the Strategic Partnerships Director for IASA. Chuck joined IASA in March of 2015 as our Vice President of Business Development. Prior to that, for 16 years he volunteered for IASA on a National level, led a variety of committees and was a sponsor and exhibitor at our Annual Conference. Knowing IASA on many levels, who else would be better to be the leader in supporting growth across many areas in addition to taking on responsibilities related to event execution. You can find Chuck working to grow the attendee base for our various events, chatting with our members and improving the exhibit booth and sponsorship sales process.
and industry offerings. Gina’s responsibilities include oversight of the national office, accounting and human resource functions, and exhibitor opportunities and activities for IASA events, and also providing additional support across a number of committees. Gina enjoys creating excellent customer service experiences for IASA members and partners, creating a fun, team-oriented environment among staff and volunteers, and stretching her knowledge beyond her core day-to-day functions. Gina’s name has become synonymous with IASA and is evident in the long-lasting friendships built with IASA volunteers and staff, extending long after their service with IASA.
Gina Jolly is the Operations Director for IASA. She has been with IASA for 36 years, gaining extensive knowledge of the day-to-day back office operations and processes across all areas of IASA during her tenure. Gina began her career at Home Security Life Insurance Company, joining IASA when there were only 3 staff members, supporting its growth in staff
Gina lives in Durham, NC and was married for 34 years to the love of her life. She has two daughters, Ashley and Kaitlyn, and two grandsons, Eli and Jayce and two dogs Sophie and Cali. She loves taking care of her family, church, crafting and working in the yard. Her favorite day of the year is visiting the nursery in the Spring and coming home with a truck full of plants.
Shannon Burnett is the Member Engagement Coordinator for IASA. Over the prior 16 years, she has held progressively responsible membership and IT-related positions with national and regional trade associations in the Washington, DC and Rennselaer, NY areas.
Kelli Bohannon is the Member Engagement Director for IASA. She has over 17 years’ experience in increasingly responsible roles focused on membership recruitment, retention, engagement, and satisfaction. Prior to joining the IASA Staff Team in August 2020, Kelli was the Associate Director, Member Strategy for the American College of Cardiology, where she managed three active special interest communities, including Geriatric Cardiology, Women in Cardiology, and the Cardiovascular Care Team. In her role as Member Engagement Director, Kelli is responsible for the development and implementation of IASA’s membership strategy – at both the national and chapter levels. She also serves as staff liaison for IASA’s Women in Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion Committees.
Kelli lives in beautiful Albuquerque, NM with her wife (Belinda), daughter (Lauryn), and their Australian Shepard Cross (Sir Britches). Kelli enjoys serving as a youth volunteer through her local church and was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for many years. She is also an active member in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).
Shannon currently resides in beautiful northwest Arkansas with her wonderful tech-savvy husband, Christian and their four rescue kitties, Zoe, Raven, Lily and Emma. She is also a very proud Mom to Abigail (aka “Abby”) who is a certified Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist in North Carolina. She actively participates in volunteer opportunities in her community with organizations such as the local Food Bank, Make-a-Wish Foundation, several local animal rescue groups, and the NWA Children’s Shelter to name a few. In her free time, she likes to craft, draw, cultivate the weeds in her garden, embark on new (semi-successful) culinary adventures, and travel to new and exotic places with her husband.
Holly Dotson is the Chapter Engagement Coordinator for IASA. Holly comes to IASA with 13 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles focused on Chapter engagement, program development, training, and volunteer management at Meeting Professionals International (MPI), a 15,000 individual member Association with 70 Chapters. In her most recent position, Holly was the Director, Chapter Operations & Volunteer Program Development for the MPI. Holly has a passion for volunteer leaders and supporting their personal and professional development through serving. She’s a fulltime mom and grandmother who loves the beach, hiking, and volunteering for her community and church.
As Chapter Engagement Coordinator, Holly will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for IASA’s chapters program. She will also play a key role in the development and implementation of IASA’s new chapter model that will improve the membership experience, enhance engagement, increase retention, and drive growth at the local level.
Holly will work closely with our internal and external teams to help grow our audience through Chapter engagement and deliver value to our Chapters. Her office is in Canton, Georgia.