Our Staff

All staff can be reached by phone at 314.878.2304.

Steve Hathaway, Executive Vice President

Steve brings to the Association over 30 years of manufacturing experience in metal forming, fabrication, and finishing, as well as plastic molding and extrusion, and consumer packaged goods.  He’s held positions in Accounting, Materials, Production, and General/Operations Management. He and Amy, his wife of 24 years, have 5 children and are lifelong residents of rural northeast Missouri/west-central Illinois

In addition to managing the Association, Steve will serve as President of the Association’s  Services Corporation since his election by the Board of Directors on March 20, 2023.

Cathy Peirick, Director of Member Services
Direct Phone: 314.720.4234

Cathy brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles with various associations and member-based organizations, including the American Soybean Association, American Optometric Association, and the National Association of Electrical Distributors.

Cathy will be building relationships with current and prospective members to determine how FEMA can better serve our members.

Gina Clark, Communications Manager/Publications Editor

Gina is excited to rejoin the world of Association Management. She will manage the production of the Association’s print and electronic publications and create content for marketing materials and conference collateral.

Gina has held communications roles at St. Louis based companies including Enterprise, Bayer and SSM Health. Previously, she worked for Drake & Company where she managed communication and membership responsibilities for the National Christmas Tree and the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Associations.

Tricia Kidd,  Accounting and Meeting Services

When members contact the Association office by phone, chances are Tricia’s pleasant greeting will be the voice you hear. Some of her daily duties include all of our accounting functions, maintaining membership records and being ready to direct members to any and all of the many services the Association offers.

If you have attended one of our conventions since 1999 the smiling face behind the registration desk was likely Tricia. From entering your meeting registration to dealing directly with hotels on our rooming lists, she does a great job of making sure our meetings run well and that have the sleeping room for the nights you request.

Sarah Stevener, Director of Meetings and Conventions

Sarah returned to the Association in December 2017 after several years of serving her family as “Chief Home Officer”. Sarah handles contracting with venues, session and event planning, and execution of the Association’s meetings and conventions.