Association Staff

IIBEC | 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 204 | Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Phone: 919.859.0742 or 800.828.1902
Fax: 919.859.1328
E-mail: info@iibec.org

Administration

Executive Vice President and CEO
Brian Pallasch

bpallasch@iibec.org |  Extension 100

Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President & CEO
Carolyn Baber
cbaber@iibec.org | Extension 116

Chief Operating Officer
Melany Elwell
melwell@iibec.org | Extension 106

Advocacy

Director of Industry Affairs
Brian Gardiner, F-IIBEC, RRC, CCS
bgardiner@iibec.org

Events & Meetings and Education

VP Events and Education
Karen McElroy

kmcelroy@iibec.org | Extension 102

Events & Meetings

Assistant Director of Events & Meetings
Mendy Cunningham
mcunningham@iibec.org | Extension 109

Events & Meetings Specialist
Ashley Johnson
ajohnson@iibec.org | Extension 115

Education

This department can assist with questions about IIBEC education courses, chapter sponsored educational events, and online learning.

Director of Educational Services
For education questions, please contact Karen McElroy. 

Education Adviser
Jerry Teitsma, F-IIBEC, RRC, RRO, CCCA
jerryteits@gmail.com | 970.531.9641

Marketing and Sales

Director of Marketing and Sales
Chris Barnes
cbarnes@iibec.org | Extension 117

Assistant Manager of Marketing
Eilish Deuley
edeuley@iibec.org | Extension 117

Communications

Director of Communications
Kris Ammerman
kammerman@iibec.org | Extension 103

Assistant Director of Communications
Katherine Springle Lempka

klempka@iibec.org | Extension 120

Technical Services

Sr. Director of Technical Services
Emily Lorenz
elorenz@iibec.org

Director of Technical Services
Walter J. Rossiter, F-IIBEC

wrossiter@iibec.org | 301.253.3534

RCI Foundations

(U.S. and Canada)

Foundation Development Officer
Richard Gardner
rgardner@iibec.org | Extension 107

Membership & Registrations

This department can assist with questions about membership, IIBEC registrations (RRO, REWO, RRC, REWC, RWC), chapters, and external IIBEC-approved continuing education.

Sr. Director of Membership & Registrations
Alexander Jeffries 
ajeffries@iibec.org | Extension 110

Registrations and Continuing Education Specialist
Debbie Wichman

dwichman@iibec.org | Extension 108

Manager of Region & Chapter Relations
Tara Cottle 
tcottle@iibec.org | Extension 101

Membership and Registrations Specialist
Caroline Lewis

clewis@iibec.org | Extension 111