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The TSAE staff is here to help you. Take a moment to learn about each of us, the areas within TSAE we manage, and our areas of expertise so we can assist you in your professional growth. We look forward to getting to know you!


Aaron HernandezSteven Stout, CAE

Executive Director

Phone: 512-444-1974 x302

Steven serves as the chief paid staff of TSAE. He reports to the Board of Directors, carries out TSAE’s mission and goals, oversees overall administration and operation, and manages finances.

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez, CAE

Education Director

Phone: 512-444-1974 x303

Aaron guides the direction for all of TSAE's education, including Annual Conference, webinars, Learn@Lunch, and Leadership TSAE.

Elizabeth RisonElizabeth Rison

Membership Coordinator

Phone: 512-444-1974 x301

Elizabeth oversees TSAE's membership recruitment and retention efforts as well as the membership database. Many times she is your first point of contact with TSAE. 

Josh Spradling, Texas Society of Association Executives Communications DirectorJosh Spradling

Communications Director

Phone: 512-444-1974 x305

Josh oversees the overall communication initiatives for TSAE including Association Leadership, email marketing, messaging and website, as well as TSAE’s brand management.

Kathy SwansonKathy Swanson

Business Development Director

Phone: 512-444-1974 x306

Kathy develops, sells and manages TSAE's sponsorships and strategic partnerships.