Group Leadership

Patrick Weiler

Vice Chair
Bradley J. Boehler
Skyjack Inc.

AEM Staff Contact

Paul Flemming
Senior Director, Membership & Engagement | 414-298-4150

Al Cervero
Senior Vice President, Construction, Mining & Utility | 414-298-4125


  • Develop and implement the strategic direction to recruit, retain and engage members.
  • Review and approve prospects applying for AEM membership and assist in making recommendations on membership-related issues to the AEM Board of Directors.
  • Ongoing direction and implementation for new membership classifications and value propositions.


  • 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.


  • Up to 20 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. 
  • The committee aims to have a 50-50 split between Directors and non-Directors. 


  • Review and approve new member electronic ballots once a month.
  • Review and make recommendations on membership-related issues, including membership eligibility, dues classes, membership categories, strategic direction, recruitment and retention.

2019 Committee Objectives

  • Provide direction and recommendations on the AEM member engagement initiative.
  • 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 Annual Conference.