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.

Interim Executive Vice President

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson (known as Mike) is the Interim Executive Vice President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He has over 35 years of experience in both private industry and the nonprofit sector. He recently left retirement to assist NAEA’s transition to new staff leadership.

Early in his career, Mike became interested in nonprofit management, realizing that many of the finance and administration skills that he used in the for-profit arena translated directly into the nonprofit world. To support this effort, Mike earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.

Mike has diverse experience in nonprofit and association management—first as Vice President for Administration with the Florida Audubon Society, CEO of the Audubon Naturalist Society in Maryland, CFO of the National Building Museum in Washington, and COO of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in Virginia, and serving six years as Executive Vice President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. From NAEA, Mike served as CEO for the National Association of Court Reporters, with a budget of over $8 million, a staff of 30+, and membership of over 15,000.

Advocacy, Administration, Finance, and IT
Cassandra Brown, Senior Director of Finance, Administration, and IT

Advocacy
Michelle McCaughey, Senior Manager, Government Relations

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

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

Membership Experience

Education and Meetings
Erin Shumate, Director of Education
Lauren Nilssen, Senior Manager of Education and Events

Membership
Michael Hamilton, Director of Membership
Allison M. Tune, Membership Manager

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