Membership, Online Login Assistance, Website, Scholarship: Paulette Wheeler, 515-282-8192 x 405
Association Business, Media Inquiries, Death Notices: Laurel Rudd, 515-282-8192 x 422
Website Content, Social Media, Sponsor Benefits: Sarah Fixmer, 515-282-8192 x 421
Annual Conference:
Andrea Kruger, 515-282-8192 x 414



LaurelLaurel Rudd serves as AFAUSSS Executive Director. She works closely with the AFAUSSS Board of Directors and Trustees to ensure their priorities are carried out, as well as managing all communications to the full membership. She also collaborates with Paulette, Sarah and Andrea on major projects and the every-day business of the Association. You can reach her directly here. To learn more about Laurel, visit


PaulettePaulette Wheeler is available to assist as AFAUSSS Associate Director of Membership

She can help with: member benefits administration ranging from website access to scholarship applications to memorials, updating membership status and contact information, questions related to dues payments or donations, and new member onboarding. Feel free to click here to reach out to Paulette directly for all of your membership questions. To find out more about Paulette, visit


SarahFixmerSarah Fixmer has been named Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for AFAUSSS. She is an Iowa native and graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha who received her Bachelor of Science in Communication. She looks forward to supporting a more active website, working with social media and establishing a robust communications strategy for the Association.



Kruger AndreaAssociate Director Andrea Kruger manages all aspects of the annual AFAUSSS Conference, from site selection to program planning to greeting attendees. Contact Andrea with registration and travel questions, as well as conference sponsorship inquiries. Click here to reach her directly. For more information about Andrea, visit


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