Marilee Yorchak, Executive Director, DAA

Marilee Yorchak
Executive Director

Before joining the DAA, Yorchak served as Executive Director of the Colorado Chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA), where she presided over the organization's growth from 75 to more than 500 members. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado-Boulder and an MBA from New Mexico State University.

She is well regarded in her profession. She was named "Communicator of the Year" by BMA Colorado and "Association Professional of the Year" by the Colorado Society of Association Executives, and, while in graduate school, she was awarded a Kleid Fellowship from the Direct Marketing Association. She is a frequent speaker/panelist at association executive events. She served on the national editorial advisory board for Association News, and is currently the chair of the editorial committee for the Colorado Society of Association Executives. She is also on the advisory board for the University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business, Department of Marketing.

Sarah Clopton
Education Manager


Catherine Hackney, Community Manager, DAA

Catherine Hackney
Community Manager

Hackney is a Colorado native. She holds a BA in English literature from Colorado State University and previously worked for Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as the coordinator for local chapters and the online member community.

Madison Kevorkian
Marketing Manager


Mike Murphy
Web Manager


Judy Ritland
Certification Administrator


Shannon Taylor
Association Coordinator


Brooke Weldon
Membership Manager