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Staff Directory

Senior Directors

Michael Pearson [bio]

Executive Director

Liane Kluge

Senior Director for Membership & Marketing

Kimberly Rutland-Starks

Chief Financial Officer

Carol Baxter

Senior Director of Publications Operations

Kristen Vu

Senior Director of Development and Communications 

Executive Department

Susan Kennedy

Executive Office Manager



Kiera Palma

          Director of Programs and Grants Management

Grace Murrin

          Coordinator, Programs and Grants

Meetings and Events

Max O'Hern

Digital Event Strategy, Specialist

Olesia Romanova

Meetings and Events Program Specialist


American Mathematics Competitions

Nicole Goberdhan

Director, Competitions Operations

Niyah Henson

Manager, Competitions Operations

Katherine Kosin

Competitions, Assistant

J.T. Rustad

Competitions, Assistant


Thomas Sharland

MAA Press Acquisitions Editor

Beverly J. Ruedi

Electronic Production and Publishing Manager

Bonnie Ponce

Journals Managing Editor

Annie Petitt

Editorial Assistant



Steve Coolbaugh

Director of Membership 


Marketing and Communications

Kristin Morris

Communications and Marketing Manager

Shannon Jackson

Communications and Marketing Specialist


Pete Dohan

Individual Giving Manager

Catherine Darden

Donor Operations Specialist

Member and Customer Relations

Cheryl Adams

Director of Meetings and Member Relations

Twila Cotter

Community Coordinator


Mia Piansay

Accounting Manager

Sara Arbaiza

Grant Accountant

Information Technology

Justin Cortez

Manager, Data and Business Analytics

Simon Park

IT Project Coordinator/System Administrator

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