AFAUSSS Office Update

DMS, the association management company that houses AFAUSSS, has decided to follow the Federal Government and implement a “Maximum Telework Program” for all employees until further notice.

What does this mean for our members? There will be absolutely no interruption to how we serve you. As you have witnessed to date, we are fully equipped to be a virtual office. Key staff will be coming into the office to collect the mail and process checks as appropriate. Phones are on an answering system that will route you to the person or group you select, and email is unaffected.

Membership, Online Login Assistance, Website, Scholarship: Paulette Wheeler,, 515-282-8192 x 0405
Association Business, Media Inquiries, Death Notices: Laurel Rudd,, 515-282-8192 x 0422
Annual Conference: Andrea Kruger,, 515-282-8192 x 0414



LaurelLaurel Rudd is settling into her new position 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 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 promoted to AFAUSSS Associate Director of Membership

We’re excited to announce the promotion of Paulette Wheeler to the Associate Director of Membership for AFAUSSS. In her new position Paulette will assist the organization 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


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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