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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Communications

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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Meetings, Events & Education

Membership & Business Development

  • Jennifer Garry

    Director, Membership & Business Development

    Jennifer Garry joined ABA in December 2023 as the Director of Membership & Business Development. 
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  • Boshia Smith

    Membership & Database Manager

    Boshia Smith joined ABA in March 2023. Boshia will manage the ABA member database as well as membership retention. 
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