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CUPA-HR Staff

Andy Brantley Andy Brantley

Day Job: President and Chief Executive Officer

At the Conference: You’ll find Andy everywhere! He will be attending concurrent sessions, workshops and events.

Rob Shomaker Rob Shomaker

Day Job: Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

At the Conference: You’ll find Rob at concurrent sessions, workshops and other events.

Sissy Meredith Sissy Meredith

Day Job: Vice President and Chief Learning Officer

At the Conference: You'll find Sissy in sessions and workshops as well as in the CUPA-HR Hub. If you want to learn about CUPA-HR's Learning Framework or find out about e-learning opportunities, visit Sissy in the Learning and Development booth and she'll give you all the information you need.

Jackie Bichsel Jackie Bichsel

Day Job: Director of Research

At the Conference: You'll find Jackie, CUPA-HR's new director of research, exploring the conference and providing information about CUPA-HR Salary Surveys and Data on Demand in the CUPA-HR Hub.

Leah Burns Leah Burns

Day Job: Chief Development Officer

At the Conference: You'll find Leah working at the HR as a Strategic Partner in Diversity and Inclusion workshop and coordinating CUPA-HR's Creating Inclusive Communities project.

Julie Boggs Julie Boggs

Day Job: Marketing Manager

At the Conference: You’ll find Julie attending concurrent sessions to blog about them. You also may find her at the Conference Registration and Information Desk.

Maria Calcagno Maria Calcagno

Day Job: Senior Research Manager

At the Conference: You'll find Maria at the Conference Registration and Information Desk as well as providing help and information about CUPA-HR Salary Surveys and Data on Demand in the CUPA-HR Hub.

Shiona Christensen Shiona Christensen

Day Job: Director of Conferences and Events – Partner Management

At the Conference: You’ll find Shiona all over the Expo as well as at the Exhibitor and Corporate Partner Registration Desk.

Patti Couger Patti Couger

Day Job: Knowledge Center Content Manager

At the Conference: You’ll find Patti attending conference workshops and concurrent sessions to find out what’s happening in higher ed HR.

Amanda Davis Amanda Davis

Day Job: Learning and Professional Development Content Specialist

At the Conference: You'll find Amanda in sessions and workshops. Ask her about what's on tap with CUPA-HR's webinars this fall.

Ashleigh Dillon Ashleigh Dillon

Day Job: Director of Member Service and Human Resources

At the Conference: You’ll find Ashleigh attending workshops, concurrent sessions and other conference events to ensure members’ needs are being met and to stay current on the hot topics in higher ed HR.

Katie Edmiston Katie Edmiston

Day Job: Event Operations Specialist

At the Conference: You'll find Katie, CUPA-HR's annual conference registrar, at the Conference Registration and Information Desk or zipping around behind the scenes to make sure the conference goes off without a hitch!

Wes Harmon Wes Harmon

Day Job: Manager of Learning and Professional Development

At the Conference: You'll find Wes at the Conference and Registration Desk and in the CUPA-HR Hub. He'll also be attending concurrent sessions to learn what issues matter most to attendees. When you find Wes, ask him about the newest CUPA-HR Essentials.

Lisa Hayden Lisa Hayden

Day Job: Director of Conferences and Events – Operations

At the Conference: You’ll find Lisa everywhere! She’ll be buzzing around the entire event space making sure things are running smoothly.

Jason Heydasch Jason Heydasch

Day Job: IT Data & Project Manager

At the Conference: You'll find Jason in the concurrent session rooms and fixing electronic devices as needed — or at least attempting to do so.

Beth Humphrey Beth Humphrey

Day Job: Office Manager

At the Conference: You’ll find Beth providing support at the Conference Registration and Information Desk.

Cedric Jackson Cedric Jackson

Day Job: Member Service Specialist

At the Conference: You'll find Cedric helping at the Conference Registration and Information Desk.

Gayle Kiser Gayle Kiser

Day Job: Director of Communications and Marketing

At the Conference: You’ll find Gayle attending concurrent sessions to blog and tweet about them as well as in the audiovisual booth at lunches and keynote presentations.

Missy Kline Missy Kline

Day Job: Content Manager – Communications & Marketing

At the Conference: You’ll find Missy attending conference sessions and events. She’ll be writing up a storm for the Higher Ed Workplace blog and planning articles for upcoming issues of The Higher Education Workplace magazine.

Sara Lewis Sara Lewis

Day Job: Member Service Specialist

At the Conference: Sara will be welcoming scholarship attendees and first-timer conference attendees. You'll also find her at the Conference Registration and Information Desk as well as managing the concurrent session rooms.

Jeremy Longmire Jeremy Longmire

Day Job: Senior Graphic Designer

At the Conference: You’ll find Jeremy with a camera in hand. Don’t be shy!

Brian Roe Brian Roe

Day Job: Manager of Learning and Professional Development, LMS

At the Conference: You'll find Brian in sessions and workshops. Stop by the Learning and Professional Development booth in the CUPA-HR hub to ask what's on tap with CUPA-HR's e-learning and webinars this fall.

Basil Thompson Basil Thompson

Day Job: Government Relations Specialist

At the Conference: You'll find Basil helping with registration and providing support in the CUPA-HR Hub.

Josh Ulman Josh Ulman

Day Job: Chief Government Relations Officer

At the Conference: You’ll find Josh presenting two concurrent sessions on the latest happenings in Washington, D.C. You may also see him running to catch a flight back to Washington, D.C.

Brittany Woodson Brittany Woodson

Day Job: Communications & Marketing Specialist

At the Conference: You'll find Brittany at the Conference Registration and Information Desk and assisting in the CUPA-HR Hub as needed.