Our Team

Mike Ferguson

President

Mike has been working with association clients for more than 25 years and has extensive expertise in financial management, event planning, government relations, volunteer committee coordination and marketing. He is a registered federal lobbyist and a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Erica M. Massey

Executive Vice President & CFO

Erica has more than 25 years of association management experience and currently oversees Calmetto’s client service, financial, event planning and administrative operations. Erica holds professional membership in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Shane Byars

Advertising Specialist

Shane leads up advertising sales for all of Calmetto’s client publications and also assists with conference sponsorship sales and fulfillment. He has more than 14 years of advertising, marketing and sales experience.

Adam Brackemyre

State Government Relations

Adam specializes in state government relations and also assists with federal lobbying efforts. He has more than 12 years of policy and advocacy experience working with multiple industry trade associations.

Chris Condeluci, Esq.

Federal Government Relations/Counsel

Chris serves as a federal government relations counsel for Calmetto association clients. He is an attorney with extensive Capitol Hill experience, including serving as benefits counsel for the Senate Finance Committee.

Gretchen Grote

Client Service Associate

Gretchen serves as a client service associate specializing in board and committee support, event planning and publications. Her prior experience includes working for a managed care company and serving in the underwriting department of an insurance company. Gretchen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with a degree in Communications.

Jennifer Ivy

Client Accountant

Jenn is Calmetto's association client accountant, responsible for managing accounts payables and preparing regular financial reports. In addition to leading up the firm's client financial management activities, she also assists with association membership recruitment strategies as well as on-site conference staffing.

Michiale Machado

Client Services Associate

Michiale has been serving Calmetto clients for more than 18 years and her primary responsibility is to maintain association databases, including membership records, conference registrants and various marketing lists. She also performs accounts receivable functions for Calmetto clients.

Justin Miller

Director of Marketing

Justin leads up the marketing and sales efforts in support of conferences produced by Calmetto's association clients along with client account management lead. His experience also includes overall trade show management, sponsorship fulfillment and membership development. Additional responsibilities include client web site management and computer technical support.

Amy Troiano

Director of Client Services

Amy coordinates a variety of client services functions including board and committee support, correspondence, scheduling and general project management. She is also the firm's lead meeting planner, responsible for hotel contracting, vendor management, food & beverage ordering and overall event logistics.

Ryan Work

Federal Government Relations

Ryan is responsible for managing federal government relations initiatives and political action committees on behalf of association and corporate clients. Prior to joining to Calmetto, he was a senior corporate lobbyists for McGraw Hill and before that spent nearly 10 years working in various staff positions on Capitol Hill.

Dakota Jackson

Client Services Associate

Dakota is a government relations associate specializing in political action committees, client services and federal policy advocacy. Her prior experience includes working as a Tennessee congressional campaign regional field director. Dakota is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a degree in Economics.