Meet the JES Staff

Management Team

Thomas C. Shaner, President and Chief Account Executive

TomThomas C. Shaner, a Certified Association Executive (CAE) of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) from 1979-2013 and a former Accredited Member (APR) of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Mr. Shaner's role as the executive director of local, state and national organizations keeps him in contact with his counterparts throughout the U.S. He has served as president or chairman of several associations.

Please read his bio for more information. | E-mail Tom.

Jennifer C. Thornton, Senior Account Executive

JenJennifer C. Thornton has been employed at JES since 1993 and currently serves as executive director for two associations: the Building Owners and Managers Association of Baltimore and the Maryland Medical Group Management Association. Her role with the client is tailored to the specific needs of each group, which is a benefit of the personal attention received at JES. Overall, she assists the Board of Directors and members in fulfilling the mission of the association through volunteer coordination, guidance in budgeting and board issues, conference and event planning and general administration.

Mrs. Thornton brings to her clients a strong commitment to association management. She is a 1999 graduate of the Institutes for Organization Management, a six-year program designed to increase knowledge in all areas of association management including managing change, volunteer development, staff management and leadership skills. She is a current member of the American Society of Association Executives and a former board member and program chairman of the Maryland Society of Association Executives.

Mrs. Thornton has a bachelor's degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations from Towson University.| E-mail Jennifer.

Timothy P. McKenna, CAE, Account Executive

TimTim McKenna is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He has been employed at JES since 2006, and currently serves as Executive Director for three associations: the Maryland Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association and the Maryland Chiropractic Association. As Executive Director for the client, his role is to work with the board to achieve their specific goals. He assists the Board of Directors and members with volunteer coordination, education coordination, guidance in budgeting and convention and meeting planning.

Mr. McKenna brings to his clients a strong background in marketing and public relations as well as a commitment to diligent and effective association management. He is currently enrolled in the Institutes for Organization Management, an intensive program to increase knowledge in all areas of association management.

Mr. McKenna holds a bachelor's degree in English. | E-mail Tim.

Kristen M. Philips, IOM, Account Executive

KristenKristen Philips, IOM has been employed at JES since 2005 and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Chesapeake Human Resources Association and the Associate Executive Director for the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Maryland Improvement Contractors Association.

Overall, Kristen assists the Board of Directors and members of each of these associations, specifically with event planning, budgeting and board issues, and volunteer development, as well as focusing on any special projects within the associations that may arise.

Mrs. Philips graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Baltimore with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 2013 she graduated from Institute for Organization Management, a four year intensive program to increase knowledge in all areas of association management. | E-mail Kristen.

Samantha A. Devine, Associate Executive Director

SamanthaSamantha Devine has been employed at JES since 2012 and currently serves as the Executive Director for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Baltimore and the Associate Director for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Human Resources Association, and the Maryland Medical Group Management Association.

Overall, Samantha's role is assisting the Board of Directors and members of these associations, specifically with education coordination, event planning, website management, budgeting and board issues, social media management, and volunteer development to achieve each client's individual goals.

Mrs. Devine brings to her clients a strong passion for creativity and strategic communicating to help grow involvement and awareness of each association. Samantha is a proud alumni of The Ohio State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a focus in Public Relations. | E-mail Samantha.

Stephanie E. Dodd, Associate Executive Director

StephanieStephanie Dodd has been employed at JES since 2014 and currently serves as associate director for the Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals and the Professional Grounds Management Society. Ms. Dodd is also the membership coordinator for the following four organizations: the American Institute of Floral Designers, the Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and the Professional Grounds Management Society. Ms. Dodd is responsible for client services for all association members, with a primary focus on new memberships, renewals, and member records.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Delaware where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations. | E-mail Stephanie.

Finance Team

Monica M. Shaner, Director of Finance

MonicaMonica Shaner has worked at JES since 1989. As director of finance for JES and all of its clients, she oversees the preparation of client financial statements, arranges for the investment of excess reserves, and maintains communications with client treasurers.

Monica is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of JES, including the purchase and maintenance of computer equipment, ensuring that all needed systems are in place and working properly, and overall company administration (human resources, insurance, 401K, etc.). | E-mail Monica.

Susan A. Posluszny, Bookkeeper

SusanSusan Posluszny has been a JES employee since 1994. Susan's duties include filing, writing account payable checks, personal property tax forms, bank deposits, bank statements reconciliation and lending a hand wherever help is needed.

Prior to joining JES, Susan worked for more than 20 years in accounting--performing payroll taxes, processing accounts payable and receivables and processing financial statements. | E-mail Susan.

 

Communications Department

Molly L. Baldwin-Abbott, Director of Communications and Marketing, Web Manager

MollyMolly Baldwin-Abbott has been employed at JES since 2006 and currently serves as Director of Communications and Web Manager. She manages client websites for the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), the Maryland Chiropractic Association (MCA), the Maryland Improvement Contractors Association (MICA), the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) and the Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals (MAMP).

She is also responsible for production of client newsletters for AIFD and PGMS. She manages media relations for AIFD, CHRA, PGMS, MCA, and MAMP.

Mrs. Baldwin-Abbott earned her bachelor's degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations and a marketing certificate from Towson University. | E-mail Molly.

Meghan E. Brady, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

meghanMeghan Brady has been employed at JES since 2011 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing. She helps maintain client websites for the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), the Maryland Chiropractic Association (MCA), the Maryland Improvement Contractors Association (MICA), the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) and the Maryland Association of Mortgage Professionals (MAMP).

She is also responsible for production of the client newsletter for MCA. She also helps manage media relations for AIFD, PGMS, CHRA, MCA, MICA, and MAMP.

Ms. Brady earned her bachelor's degree in marketing from Virginia Tech. | E-mail Meghan.

Rachel G. Schley, Registration Coordinator

RachelRachel serves as the registration coordinator, processing meeting registrations for all of JES' clients. As receptionist, she manages over 14 phone lines. She is also the Membership Coordinator for the Maryland Chiropractic Association.

Rachel's duties include communicating with members and volunteers, planning, coordinating and attending client events, database management, invoicing and management of client budget. | E-mail Rachel.