Group Leadership

Stephen Bullock
Power Curbers Compnanies

Vice Chair
Luke Thornton
Harper Industries

AEM Staff Contact

Paul Flemming
Vice President, Membership & Sales | 414-298-4150

Steve Suhm
Senior Director, Marketing | 414-298-4171

Sara Truesdale Mooney
Senior Vice President, Membership, Business Development & Data | 414-298-4130



  • Guide the development and implementation of plans to recruit, retain and engage members.
  • Provide guidance on membership classifications and value propositions.


  • Review and provide strategic input to staff on member recruitment, engagement, retention and renewals programs and associated marketing and communications plans.
  • Review membership categories and eligibility and recommend any changes to the AEM Board.

2023 Priorities

  • Provide direction and recommendations on the AEM member engagement initiative.
  • Provide direction on onboarding, benefits awareness and core services messaging.
  • Provide direction and actively engage in the recruitment and retention of select key prospects and members.
  • Act as ambassadors for AEM at all AEM events, regional member meetings and for new members at the AEM Annual Conference.
  • Review membership and membership marketing metrics.


  • Committee leadership consists of a Chair and Vice Chair.
  • The Chair is appointed by the AEM Chair to a one-year term each November from committee representatives, usually from the AEM Board of Directors.
  • The Chair typically serves two one-year terms. There are no term limits.
  • The Vice Chair then assumes the Chair position.


  • Approximately 20 -25 members, including AEM Directors, Sector Board Directors and non-Director members, representing a cross-section of the AEM membership.
  • Committee terms are two years, with half the committee being selected each year. Members can be reappointed.
  • The committee aims to have a 50-50 split between Directors and non-Directors.


  • Either a face-to-face meeting or virtual meeting is held one to two times each year, as determined by membership issues and activities for each year.