Meet the NAEA team.

NAEA’s team of staff is here for our members! Working alongside the board of directors and committees, staff works to fulfill NAEA’s mission through advocacy, coordinating volunteers, planning member and public events, and much more.

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Executive Vice President

Robert Kerr, EA

As Executive Vice President, Robert Kerr, EA, leads staff and manages the day-to-day operations of NAEA. Bob works closely with the NAEA Board of Directors, combining strategic goals with tactical initiatives to meet member needs and help grow the organization. He also works closely with lawmakers, IRS and other tax-related organizations to advocate for more effective tax administration and stronger protection of taxpayer rights.

Before stepping into the EVP role, Bob served for more than 12 years as NAEA’s Senior Director, Government Relations. Prior to joining NAEA, he spent a decade at the Internal Revenue Service where, among other things, he led a variety of electronic filing initiatives. Bob provided IRS oversight on the United States Senate Finance Committee as well, and has experience leading government affairs activities in the private sector.

Finance, Administration, IT, and Government Affairs
Cassandra Brown, Senior Director of Finance, Administration, and IT

Finance
Gloriel Rodriguez, Senior Manager, Expense (A/P) and Revenue (A/R)

Information Technology
Norman Robinson, Application Support Administrator
Jennifer Gilliland, Association Analyst

Government Relations
Michelle McCaughey, Government Affairs Manager

Member Experience
Katrina Holland, Senior Director of Membership Experience

Education and Meetings
Lauren Nilssen, Senior Manager of Education and Events
Erin Shumate, Senior Coordinator, Virtual Learning

Membership
Michael Hamilton, Senior Membership Manager
Allison M. Tune, Membership Manager

Communication and Marketing
Janelle Julien, Senior Communication Manager
Brandy Spears, Marketing Manager
Edward Corporal, Web Content Specialist