Group Leadership

John Lagemann
Deere & Company

Michael A. Haberman
Gradall Industries, Inc.

AEM Staff Contact

Dennis Slater
President | 414-298-4140

Wanda Sova
Executive Assistant | 414-298-4168


To recommend candidates to serve in volunteer leadership positions in the Association and to assist them in preparing for their service as leaders.


Chair – The immediate past AEM Chair is appointed to a one-year term each November by the incoming AEM Chair.


  • 8-12 members appointed to one-year terms each November by the AEM Chair.
  • Past Chairs of AEM still active as Directors serving on the AEM Board or the Ag and CE Sector Boards.
  • Current AEM Chair and Vice Chair.
  • Members identified in the AEM Chair succession plan.
  • Additional members may be appointed if there is not a sufficient number of active Past Chairs available to serve.
  • One member each from the Services and Components membership categories.
  • There are no term limits.


  • Identify and nominate candidates for volunteer leadership positions.
  • Nominate candidates to fill open leadership positions left vacant by resignations.
  • Oversee the orientation and mentor programs for new Directors.