MSUAA Executive Director
Scott WestermanAssociate Vice President for Alumni Relations/Executive Director
(517) 432-1690Email Scott Westerman
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 DeckerExecutive Staff Assistant
(517) 432-1978Email Jennifer Decker
Contact Jennifer for information regarding the MSUAA National Board.
Jennifer joined the MSUAA staff in June 2009.
Associate Degree 1992 Lansing Community College
Sue PetrisinAssociate Director
(517) 432-1826Email Sue Petrisin
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
(517) 884-4564Email Janis Ferris
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
Theresa SattazahnAssistant to Associate Director
(517) 884-6723Email Theresa Sattazahn
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
(517) 432-1951Email Duferia White
Operates multi-line telephone system to answer MSUAA calls. Welcomes on-site visitors and validates parking. Routes MSUAA mail; orders and maintains office supplies.
Alumni Engagement and Professional Initiatives
Lisa ParkerSenior Director of Alumni Engagement and Professional Initiatives
(517) 355-7698Email Lisa Parker
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
Claire BrenderDirector, Major Market Engagement
(517) 432-7489Email Claire Brender
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
Peter DelongDirector of Sales and Sponsorships
(517) 432-4574Email Peter Delong
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
Dan DiMaggioDirector, Student Engagement
(517) 355-6472Email Dan DiMaggio
Dan joined the MSUAA in January 2008.
B.A. 2000 James Madison/Social Relations A.D.D.U. 2000 James Madison
Brenda HaynesLifelong Education Program Assistant
(517) 355-4562Email Brenda Haynes
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 IsbellAssistant Director of Alumni Professional Enrichment
(517) 432-8023Email David Isbell
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
Taren JamesDirector, Major Market Engagement
(517) 884-8980Email Taren James
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
Pamela JonesDirector, Major Market Engagement - Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
(517) 355-7348Email Pamela Jones
Kim KittlemanDirector, Major Market Engagement
(517) 432-9457Email Kim Kittleman
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
Alaina MillerDirector, Major Market Engagement
(517) 884-7901Email Alaina Miller
Serves as the major market engagement professional for the Midwest /Rocky Mountain region.
Christopher SellDirector, Entrepreneur Engagement
(517) 884-4546Email Christopher Sell
Serves as the engagement director of entrepreneurial alumni working with MSU Innovations
Barb Susa-FineisPrograms Assistant
(517) 432-2211Email Barb Susa-Fineis
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.
Elizabeth WheelerAssistant Director, Alumni Engagement
(517) 884-2106Email Elizabeth Wheeler
Coordinates all digital and in-person resource requirements, oversees registration process, tracks expenses, manages Odyssey to Oxford, maintains relationships with digital education partners and supports LENS iModules use.
Marketing Communications and Data Strategy
Christopher SmithDirector, Marketing and Data Strategy
(517) 432-3777Email Christopher Smith
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
Steve BoughtonTechnical Programming Lead
(517) 884-1086Email Steve Boughton
Steve is responsible for the technical aspects of our Livestream and webinar projects.
He joined the MSUAA in August 2012.
B.A. 2006, English
Vicki EssenmacherDirector, CRM Training and Support
(517) 884-7310Email Vicki Essenmacher
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
Nicole HordosCommunications Manager
(517) 884-4559Email Nicole Hordos
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
Françoise GagnierGraphic Designer
(517) 432-1782Email Françoise Gagnier
Develops, plans and creates identity materials for MSUAA.
Steven KaatzCoordinator, CRM Training and Support
(517) 884-7901Email Steven Kaatz
Steven joined the MSUAA in February 2015.
B.S. 2009, Eastern Michigan University
Maria GiggyDirector, Programs
(517) 355-7724Email Maria Giggy
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
Amy CarnahanDirector, Grandparents University
(517) 884-8979Email Amy Carnahan
Serves as primary contact for Grandparents University. Coordinates MSU Families@Homecoming Tailgate and President's Graduate Receptions.
Regina CrossAlumni Group Travel & Events Coordinator
(517) 353-3069Email Regina Cross
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.
Clint StevensManager, Sparty Mascot Program
(517) 432-2018Email Clint Stevens
Oversees all aspects of the Sparty Mascot Program, including mascot selection, training, scheduling and finance.