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MSUAA Executive Director

Scott Westerman

Scott Westerman

Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations/Executive Director

(517) 432-1690

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Scott joined Team MSU in 2010, coming to MSU from New Mexico where he was an area vice president for Comcast Corp.'s West Division. Scott received his B.A. in telecommunication from MSU in 1978. He has served as president of the MSUAA national alumni board, and was awarded the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Jennifer Decker

Jennifer Decker

Executive Staff Assistant

(517) 432-1978

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Contact Jennifer for information regarding the MSUAA National Board.

Jennifer joined the MSUAA staff in June 2009.

Associate Degree 1992 Lansing Community College

Programming Staff

Janis Ferris

Janis Ferris


(517) 884-4564

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Janis is responsible for financial management within the MSUAA.

She joined the staff in June 2013.

B.S.B.A. 1995, Hospitality Services Administration with a minor in Accounting, Central Michigan University

Sue Petrisin

Sue Petrisin

Associate Director for Alumni Programs

(517) 432-1826

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Contact Sue to plan, coordinate, promote and implement campus and community based activities, special projects and other alumni programs.

Sue has been at MSU for over 25 years and with the MSUAA since 2011.

B.S. 1985, MSU/Agriculture and Natural Resources, B.S. 1992 MSU/Human Ecology, M.A. 2009 MSU/Social Science

Theresa Sattazahn

Theresa Sattazahn

Assistant to Associate Director

(517) 884-6723

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Contact Theresa for information on alumni programs and special projects.

Theresa has been working at MSU over 23 years and joined MSUAA in September of 2011.

Associate Degree in Business Management 1995 - Lansing Community College

Regina Cross

Regina Cross

Alumni Group Travel & Events Coordinator

(517) 353-3069

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Contact Regina regarding MSUAA travel programs, MSU Homecoming Parade, and Alumni Reunion Days.

Regina has been with the MSUAA since 1986.

B.S. 1991, Michigan State University/College of Education/Physical Education and Exercise Science. She also completed graduate course work in Kinesiology.

Membership and Marketing

Laurie Robison

Maria Giggy

Membership and Marketing Manager

(517) 355-7724

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Contact Maria with questions regarding membership or related marketing opportunities.

Maria has been at MSU over 20 years and joined the MSUAA in November 2011.

B.A. 1990 Michigan State University/James Madison College M.B.A. 1997 University of Michigan

Nicole Hordos

Nicole Hordos

Communications Manager

(517) 884-4559

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Nicole joined the MSU Alumni Association in February 2013 and is responsible for promoting our wide variety of programs and services.

B.A. 2011, Michigan State University - Communications Arts and Sciences with a specialization in Public Relations

Association of Future Alumni

Dan Dimaggio

Dan DiMaggio

Director, Association of Future Alumni

(517) 355-6472

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Dan joined the MSUAA in January 2008.

B.A. 2000 James Madison/Social Relations A.D.D.U. 2000 James Madison

Alumni Engagement

Daniel Mathis

Daniel Mathis

Associate Director for Alumni Engagement

(517) 884-1074

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Daniel joined the MSUAA in March 2013.
B.S. 2007, Eastern Michigan University - Social Science
M.A. 2009, Michigan State University - Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education

Claire Brender

Claire Brender

Director, Major Market Engagement

(517) 432-7489

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Contact Claire for questions or information regarding international clubs and programs.

Claire joined the MSUAA in February 2009.

B.A. 1987, Michigan State University/Chinese Language and Literature MBA 1997 University of Chicago/International Business and Business Economics

Vicki Essenmacher

Vicki Essenmacher

Director, CRM Training and Support

(517) 884-7310

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Vicki has been at MSU for over 15 years, with University Advancement for 12 years, and joined the MSUAA in March 2013.
B.A. 1994, Michigan State University - English
M.A. 2008, Michigan State University - Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education

Taren James

Director, Major Market Engagement
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Contact Taren for questions about alumni engagement on the West Coast.

Taren joined the MSUAA in 2015.
B.A. 2006, Michigan State University/Journalism
M.A. 2007, Michigan State University/Public Relations

Kim Kittleman

Kim Kittleman

Director, Major Market Engagement

(517) 432-9457

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Contact Kim for questions or information regarding regional clubs, college alumni associations, international clubs, and young alumni programming.

Kim joined the MSUAA in July 2007.

B.S. 1998, Michigan State University/College of Education M.S. 2000, Oklahoma State University

Gary Mescher

Gary Mescher

Director, Strategic Alumni Initiatives

(517) 884-7901

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Contact Gary regarding the MSUAA's involvement in the Spartan Advocates program and for other collaborative efforts with Governmental Affairs.

Gary joined the MSUAA in October 2014.

B.S. 1975, Television & Radio

Barb Susa-Fineis

Barb Susa-Fineis

Programs Assistant

(517) 432-2211

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Contact Barb for regional club & college constituent information such as club mailing lists, and post event reports for Alma Matters in the MSU Alumni Magazine. Barb is also a coordinator for Grandparents University.

Barb has been with the MSUAA 16 years.

Steven Kaatz

Steven Kaatz

Coordinator, CRM Training and Support

(517) 884-7901

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Steven joined the MSUAA in February 2015.

B.S. 2009, Eastern Michigan University

Professional and Personal Enrichment

Steve Boughton

Steve Boughton

Technical Programming Lead

(517) 884-1086

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Steve is responsible for the technical aspects of our Livestream and webinar projects.

He joined the MSUAA in August 2012.

B.A. 2006, English

Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker

Director of Alumni Career & Business Services

(517) 355-7698

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Lisa joined the Michigan State University Alumni Association as Director of Alumni Career & Business Services on May 1, 2012. Her primary focus is to develop effective networking and resource channels for experienced alumni interested in professional development and job search strategy assistance. Additionally, Lisa works directly with corporate, education, foundation and government partners seeking to attract qualified talent, retain and develop good employees, and establish collaborative relationships in line with their established goals and objectives.

BS, Michigan State University / Clinical Laboratory Science

Peter Delong

Peter Delong

Director of Sales and Sponsorships

(517) 432-4574

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Contact Peter to advertise in the MSU Alumni Association Magazine and for information regarding sponsorship opportunities for our many programs and events.

Peter joined the MSUAA in May 2008.

BA 1985 Michigan State University/Communications

Brenda Haynes

Brenda Haynes

Lifelong Education Program Assistant

(517) 355-4562

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Contact Brenda for questions regarding Alumni Lifelong Education, Evening College courses and Odyssey to Oxford programs.

Brenda joined MSUAA in 1997.

B.A. 1979, Baptist Bible College/Elementary Education

David Isbell

David Isbell

Assistant Director of Alumni Professional Enrichment

(517) 432-8023

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Dave Isbell collaborates with employers, entrepreneurs and professionals in a variety of different professions to create professional and personal enrichment content, events, and opportunities for Spartans.

Dave joined MSUAA in February, 2008. His background includes nearly two decades of experience with program development and training for adult learners. He is certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator.

Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Development, Spring Arbor University

Master's in Clinical Social Work, Michigan State University

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Assistant Director

(517) 432-3777

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Christopher's career has focused on graphic design and art direction, web usability and interface design, and multimedia. He joined the Alumni Association in May 2013 and is tasked with developing meaningful programs to deliver to Spartans in East Lansing and throughout the world.

B.F.A. 1996, Michigan State University - Art Education

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