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Kachelski Joins AACD as Executive Director

Barb Kachelski is the new Executive Director for the AACD. She will work at the Executive Office in Madison, Wis.
Prior to joining AACD, she was SVP and chief operations officer for the Credit Union Executives Society, Madison, Wis. She joined CUES in 1989 as vice president/membership services and was promoted to senior vice president in 1993. She was responsible for CUES executive education and meetings, publications, marketing and professional development. She also was responsible for regional and international collaborative partnerships.

Kachelski is the secretary/treasurer of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives Board of Directors. She has served as an officer of the American Society of Association Executives Technology Section Council, chairman of ASAE’s Chapter Relations Section, ex officio member of ASAE’s Board of Directors and on Association Forum of Chicagoland’s content committee. Kachelski received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1998. She has served as an author and speaker for ASAE and several of its Allied societies.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Executive MBA program, Kachelski began her association career at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce in Gloversville, New York. She went on to serve as membership director of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber of commerce and manufacturing association.