Staff Directory

Executive Office

Finance & Administration

  • Eric Braendel

    Chief Financial Officer

    Eric Braendel, CPA, MST, serves as ABA's Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the ABA's Accounting, Partnership Programs and Office Administration. 
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Government Affairs & Policy

  • Suzanne Te Beau Rohde

    Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy

    Suzanne Te Beau Rohde is ABA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, joining ABA in April 2015. She leads ABA’s legislative and lobbying efforts on the federal and state levels. 
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  • Brandon Buchanan

    Director, Regulatory Affairs

    Brandon Buchanan has been with ABA since 2003. He manages ABA's Regulatory Affairs as well as Bus Industry Safety Council and Bus Maintenance & Repair Council. 
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  • Andrew Newhart

    Director, Policy & Legislation

    Andrew Newhart joined ABA in April 2016 and serves as Director of Policy and Legislation. Andrew focuses on Government Affairs, Policy and State Associations, as well as manages ABA's BusPAC. 
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Meetings, Events & Education

  • Lynn Brewer

    Senior Vice President, Meetings, Events & Education

    Lynn Brewer has worked at ABA since 1992. She is responsible for ABA's Marketplace, all Board and Association Meetings, education programs and professional training seminars, and partnerships. 
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  • Vicki Osman, CTIS

    Senior Director, Meetings, Events Technology & Education

    Vicki Osman has been with ABA since 2004. Vicki manages Event Access and Profiles, Member-Only Education and Certification and Women in Buses Council. 
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Membership & Business Development

  • Lia Zegeye, MS

    Senior Director, Membership

    Lia Zegeye joined ABA in September 2018 as the Senior Director of Membership. 
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  • Mary Ellen Wayman

    Manager, Membership & Database

    Mary Ellen Wyrick joined ABA in April 2019. Mary Ellen's primary role is to provide is to provide the best customer service to our members as well as manager the association's database. 
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