Staff Directory

Connex Staff is here to serve you Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Central Time. You can reach us by phone at 972.231.9810 or via email at Browse the directory below for department or individual contact information.


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Bill Yanek - Chief Executive Officer

LeeAnn Norton, CEM - Chief Operating Officer

Julie Boggs, MBA - Vice President, Membership Development

Brooke Cowart - Executive Director, Connex Foundation & Senior Manager, Conference Education

Contact: or 972.231.9810

Education & Resources

Brooke Cowart - Senior Manager, Conference Education & Executive Director, Connex Foundation

Contact: or 972.231.9810

Global Events

LeeAnn Norton, CEM - Chief Operations Officer

Corinne Dwyer, CEM - Director, Global Meetings and Events

Ginger Hayward - Senior Manager, Global Meetings and Events

Tangela Chance - Manager, Global Events & Board Operations

Contact: or 972.231.9810

Global Membership

Julie Boggs, MBA - Vice President, Membership Development

Leah Machann - Director, Membership

Cary Richmond - Senior Manager, Membership

Casie Anderson - Senior Manager, Membership

Brenda Santos - Manager, Membership (Canada)

Contact: or 972.231.9810

Information Technology


Marketing, Communications & Digital Experiences

Trenton Gitchuway, MBA - Digital Marketing Specialist

DeMarcus Tucker - Creative Specialist

April Linton - Marketing Coordinator

Contact: or 972.231.9810

Office Operations

Dana Baum - Director, Office Operations

Nelda Alston - Manager, Office Operations

Sarah Francis - Office Operations Coordinator

Kyranni Freeman - Executive Operations Coordinator

Contact: or 972.231.9810