COMMON Staff

Administration

Manzoor Siddiqui became Executive Director in 2015. He joined COMMON in 2006 as the Marketing Communications Manager, leading all marketing and sales initiatives for the organization. Manzoor has over 20 years of multi-disciplinary business, marketing and IT experience across a broad range of industries, including association, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and insurance. Also, he has served as a subject matter expert on several panels through Association Forum and LFGSM. Manzoor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from National-Louis University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where his focus was on Marketing and International Business Management.

Accounting / Human Resources

Angela Myrick has been with COMMON since 2000 and is currently the Human Resources Manager and Sr. Accountant for the organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, with a concentration in Human Resources, from DeVry University and a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the Keller Business School of Management. Prior to joining COMMON, Angela worked in Public Relations for well-known firms such as Golin / Harris Communications, MSNL Communications Group, Ruder Finn Public Relations and Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations.

Conventions/Meetings

Wynn Burke brought over 20 years of experience in planning domestic and international conferences and expositions to COMMON when he joined the organization in 2011. As Conference and Expo Manager, he is responsible for overall planning and logistics for COMMON’s Annual Meeting, Fall Conference and other live events. Wynn is also responsible for all aspects of COMMON’s expositions, serving as the key contact for solution providers regarding booth and sponsorship sales. Wynn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University.

Education

Ian Cartwright is the Education Project Manager for COMMON and has been with the organization since 2006. He is responsible for the programming, scheduling and delivery of content for COMMON’s education products. These products include conferences, web education and virtual events. Ian manages a group of subject matter experts and the Strategic Education Team to guide the direction of education offerings. Before COMMON, Ian worked in resource allocation at an urban hospital and as a researcher for content development for a McGraw-Hill project on American migration. Ian studied history at Michigan State University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Ashley Mueller is COMMON’s Education and Membership Research Assistant, working with Ian. When she joined the organization in 2015, she brought to it over nine years of project management experience in domestic and international settings, where she developed the organizational techniques, customer service skills and attention to detail that is important to this position. In Ashley’s role at COMMON, she handles hands-on activities related to education, speakers, the education team and marketing research. Ashley earned a BSBA in Marketing and Accounting from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Information Technology

Fred Pritchard began his career at COMMON in 1995 and serves as the organization’s IT Manager. He manages all of COMMON’s IT functions, such as operations, networking and programming. Fred also manages event IT, including equipment logistics, network configuration, systems management and lab setup. His first IT job was an AS/400 (B60) operator starting in 1989 at World Book Financial Services. After a short period, Fred moved into a programmer/analyst role, eventually becoming the Programming Manager for the organization’s outsourced programming consulting practice. This consulting practice served numerous clients by developing, upgrading, customizing and integrating systems. Fred’s background includes a Business Programming degree from Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio.

Marketing

Kim Jones is COMMON’s Marketing Communications Manager. When she joined the organization in 2015, Kim brought marketing, sales and customer service experience to COMMON from a wide variety of industries. During her career, she has worked in association management, automotive, educational publishing and consumer products. Kim holds a BSBA in Marketing from Drake University and an MBA in Marketing and Operations from Vanderbilt University.

Kelly Lorr is COMMON’s Marketing Content Writer. She joined the organization in 2016 and brings over 20 years of diverse marketing and communications experience with her. Before joining COMMON, she worked in a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical and tradeshow exhibition. Kelly has a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.

Membership

Bruno Roti is the Membership and Registration Coordinator for COMMON. Since 2014, Bruno has managed all aspects of COMMON’s membership data. Also, he is responsible for event registration. Bruno serves as the primary customer service contact, providing assistance with memberships, registrations, and other requests. Prior to joining COMMON, Bruno worked in various customer service roles.