Chicago Association


The CAM Team

Chicago Association Management has 30 years of experience working with both major corporations and local associations with consistent success. We offer a team approach with an executive director and an association management specialist assigned to your account. In addition, our senior management team will be actively engaged throughout our relationship.

Ed Graziano
Managing Director
Ed founded Chicago Association Management (CAM) in 2010 as a natural extension of the business Corporate Event Interactive (CEI) that he founded in 1987. Ed has been building business relationships, overseeing projects and providing strategic thinking and leadership ever since. Ed has helped expand both CEI and CAM to highly respected firms in the meetings and events industry. Ed leads CAM’s association management business, which currently manages the day-to-day operations, conferences and events for over fourteen professional organizations.
Tricia Fusilero
Association Manager, Director
Creative, energetic and detail oriented, Tricia approaches everything she does with a marketing mind. With a gift for leading others, she focuses on team building and cooperation in order to accomplish thoughtfully planned goals. Her broad skill set includes project management, marketing, strategic planning, customer focus, writing and social media. She has the ability to partner with colleagues in a broad range of industries and believes firmly that processes and organization are the keys to supporting an association.
Karyn Linn
Association Manager, Director
Karyn has spent her professional career in the association management arena and is committed to helping organizations thrive and grow in today’s changing environment. She helps associations build capacity through strategic planning, leadership development and volunteer engagement. Her experience along with her problem-solving and project management skills are key in making this growth happen. For more than 20 years, Karyn worked at the American Bar Association’s Division for Bar Services. Over that time, she held several positions with the most recent being the Director of Outreach and Education.
Kim Branch
Director of Business and Partnership Development
As a highly tenacious and results oriented business professional, Kim brings a deep understanding of business development, sales, marketing, management, talent acquisition, planning and execution to the team. With over 18 years as a business owner and independent consultant, Kim is armed with a broad skill set in operations, is big picture minded, and has the ability to function both strategically and tactically. She is driven to serve and excels at bringing people and resources together to achieve optimal results.
Jon Asplund
Outreach Coordinator
Communication connects people. Jon uses his talent for listening and conveying information in engaging, exciting ways to reach a wide variety of audiences. Passionate and energetic, he brings people together through association management, event management, strategic marketing, writing and project management. Jon is particularly adept at fulfilling the needs of clients and customers beyond their expectations, bringing them to new levels of success.
Shelbi Hoffman
Marketing Manager
Shelbi brings an extensive marketing background with experience in both traditional and web platforms. She has over 25 years experience in marketing and over 10 years experience working specifically with associations. Her experience as a business owner provides a vast range of talents that enable Shelbi to create customized solutions for associations. She is an innovative and versatile thinker with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to deliver results. Shelbi thrives on a challenge and welcomes opportunities to grow in new areas.
Trent Synder
Association Support
An ambitious and creative event specialist, Trent brings to our team an ideal combination of work ethic, practical business skills and customer service experience. Trent is able to balance many tasks simultaneously and never gets rattled. In many ways he is the backbone of our organization as he plays a part in almost everything we do in the office. Trent received his Bachelor of Arts from Northern Illinois University in 2016.
Linda Whitlock
Executive Producer, Team Building
Linda has designed and executed thousands of interactive events over 20 years, making innovation and customization integral to Corporate Event Interactive’s (CEI) business model. This, in combination with her leadership and producing acumen, make each event a new experience. An active contributor to the meetings and events industry, Linda is Past President and Board Member of ILEA-Chicago Chapter and plays a key role in several MPI committees. She has guided CEI as President since 2000, earning multiple awards, including: “Best Team Building Company” “Best Vendor” and numerous “NICE Awards”.
Tamra Drees
Production Coordinator, Meetings and Events
Tamra organizes and executes special events for both CAM and CEI clients. With more than 25 years of event-planning experience and impeccable interpersonal, organizational and written skills, Tamra has managed more than 250 events, including luncheons, award ceremonies, receptions, team building activities, theatrical performances, fundraising and community initiatives and international and local education seminars. Prior to joining CAM in 2019, Tamra worked for 21 years at The Chicago Bar Association, including five years as Public Affairs Director, serving as media liaison and speechwriter. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Lori Dressel
Financial Manager
Lori has over 35 years of experience as a bookkeeper working with a wide variety of different companies and associations. She works to tailor her services to the needs of the client while working to assure the financial information is recorded accurately and in accordance with accepted accounting principles. Lori is detail oriented and deadline focused as she works.
“Ed and his team have become part of our ILCBA family. They are professional, highly organized and responsive. Equally important they allow our leadership team to enjoy the many benefits of being actively engaged in a professional association of your peers, without all the clerical responsibilities bogging us down.”
Mona Naser

Past-President, Illinois Creditors Bar Association

About CAM

CAM provides a wide range of professional association management services to organizations nationwide.

Chicago Association Management

a Division of Corporate Event
Enterprises, Inc.
400 East Randolph St.
Suite 2305
Chicago, IL 60601