Staff Directory

AUTM Headquarters

One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA
Phone: +1-847-686-2244
Fax: (847) 686-2253

Staff Members

    Stephen J. Susalka, PhD, CLP, RTTP, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Steve is the Chief Executive Officer for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and is responsible for ensuring that AUTM serves the needs and interests of the Membership through strategic plan implementation, outreach, advocacy, governance, and operational accountability.  
    Leef Smith Barnes, Chief Marketing Officer
Leef guides AUTM’s strategic communications strategy and oversees media relations.
    Tonya Cabrera, Annual Meeting Administrator
Contact Tonya for questions about AUTM Annual Meeting registration.
    Madhuri Carson, Sponsorship and Exhibits Manager
Contact Madh for information about exhibits and sponsorship for the AUTM Annual Meeting, professional development courses, distance education or region meetings.
    Liz Freyn, Annual Meeting Director 
Contact Liz for information about AUTM Annual Meeting logistics.
    Sandra Elery, Professional Development Coordinator
Contact Sandra for information about courses, regional meetings and other professional development offerings. 
    Rebecca Gilbert, Professional Development Coordinator
Contact Becky for information about the Central and Eastern Regional meetings, partnering forums and professional development programs.
    Barbara Gunderson, Professional Development, Senior Manager 
Contact Barbara if you have questions about AUTM professional development programsregional meetings, annual meeting workshops and distance education programs.
    Joanne Kubinski, Association Administrator 
Contact Joanne for information regarding speakers for the AUTM Annual Meeting as well as questions regarding AUTM's standard operating procedures.
    Sheila S. Lee, Administrative Director
Contact Sheila for information about membership, mentorship, volunteering, Industry/Academia partnering and the annual business competition.
    Holly Lundgren, Professional Development Coordinator
Contact Holly for information and ideas about online professional development and webinars.
Christine Meehan, Professional Development Meeting Manager
Contact Christine for information about AUTM region meetings and professional development course logistics.
    Donald Rolfe, Marketing Communications Manager
Donald produces AUTM’s bi-weekly newsletter, AUTM Update, the weekly AUTM Newsbrief and web content.
    Katherine Segreti, Association Administrator
    Paul Stark, Communications Director 
Contact Paul if you have questions about AUTM's public relations, communications, website initiatives or social media. Paul also facilitates media requests for information or interviews with AUTM leadership.
    Nick Sutter, Social Media Coordinator 
Nick manages social media content, engagement and analysis for AUTM.