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Meet the Staff

Get to know us or visit the Associations North office - the coffee is always on, stop on by!

We are here to serve and meet your needs.

Angela Kisskeys

Co-Director, VP of Operations & Communications

Hometown: Circle Pines, Minnesota

Favorite Associations North event?
I love the new ideas, innovative formats and education each event brings, but there is something special about connecting over three days in a unique setting at the Leadership Conference. 

Favorite thing to eat?
Uff, one thing?  Anything my mom cooks. And it's not something I eat, but Caribou is right up there on the top of my list. 

Favorite thing about your job and associations?
Making a difference everyday. Working with and learning from the best and brightest in the industry.

Sarah Ruzek

Co-Director, VP of Finance & Education

Hometown: Owatonna, MN

Favorite Associations North event?
Is this a trick question? All of them! I enjoy all of Associations North meetings and events for different reasons but really love seeing the Annual Meeting & Expo come to life – it's amazing what we accomplish on that one day! We have great volunteers, vendors, exhibitors and members that help us make it happen.

Favorite thing to eat?
Right now, I'm on a veggie kick and like trying new dishes with them – cauliflower pizza, zucchini lasagna and minestrone soup are a few of my favorites. 

Favorite thing about your job and associations?
I love getting the opportunity to work with (and learn from) so many great members – if you haven't already heard, Associations North members are the best!

Chris Villeneuve

Membership & Office Manager

Hometown: Crystal, MN

Favorite Associations North event?
The Annual Meeting and Expo. It was the first big event for me as a part of Associations North and it was awesome.

Favorite thing to eat?
Chocolate, in any form! And it is good for you!

Favorite thing about your job and associations?
Working with the best people - loads of experience and talent and super friendly!