2020 – 2021 Annual Conference Committee


The Conference Planning Committee serves the association and supports Midwest ACE as it pursues its mission. Together with Midwest ACE headquarters team, the committee is charged with planning and implementing a high-quality program that focuses on providing attendees the opportunity for professional development, networking and benchmarking. The Conference Planning Committee also plays a critical role by providing the opportunity for members to “get involved” in the conference.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and select all workshop and educational session contents/programming and soliciting speakers.
  • Assist headquarters in implementing conference marketing strategies.
  • Provide updates for the Annual Conference webpage and work with headquarters to make sure the webpage features and communicates conference details and local information.
  • Plan and coordinate banquets, receptions, and other social events in coordination with the Entertainment and Transportation Committees.

Board Liaison

Eden Haycraft, President-Elect

Committee Members


Tekeia Howard, Miami University
Phone: 937-671-2338 | Email: [email protected]


Laura Menolascino, Enterprise Holdings
Phone: 630-693-2943 | Email: [email protected]


Christa Stultz, Indiana State University
Phone: 812-237-5000 | Email: [email protected]

Alex Allen
Indiana State University

Michele Doran
Denison University

Kamara Jackson
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Betsy Knott
Marietta College

Val Matta
CareerShift, LLC

Amy O'Donnell
The University of Toledo

Shaina Partlow
Purdue University

Jennifer Sandman

Meagan Savage
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Shawn Turner-Pewitt
Wayne State University


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