Board of Directors

MMTA is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who have a hands-on approach to guiding the organization by leading each of the educational programs as well as each committee. MMTA also has Association Managers who handle the daily administration of the organization. Contact us any time with questions or feedback. Ready to get involved? Fill out this application to be considered for the 2023 Board of Directors. 

Tricia Wiggle-Bazzy, CPFIM, MiCPT - President
Deputy Treasurer, Hamburg Township 

Tricia was appointed Deputy Treasurer of Hamburg Township in August of 2010. Prior to being appointed to her position, she worked in the hospitality industry in finance since 1992. In 1992, she graduated from Clarenceville High School and pursued a career in Finance.

Tricia has been a member of the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association since 2011. In April 2013, she graduated Basic Institute and received her MiCPT certification. Tricia takes so much pride in being part of such a wonderful organization; MMTA has been such a big part of her success and growth both professionally and personally. When she first became a member of MMTA, she wanted to become more involved so she decided to serve on different committees such as Education Committee, Communications Committee, and Membership Committee. Tricia just wanted to give back to the organization that has done so much for her. Tricia now serves as a Director on the MMTA Board and serves as a Director on the APT US&C Board.

Since becoming Deputy Treasurer in 2010, Tricia has worked with her Treasurer’s office staff as well as the directing of finance to now have 5 years of excellent audits reviews. Due to the outstanding effort, determination, and teamwork, Hamburg Township’s Standard & Poor bond rating has gone from a B in 2009 to a AA rating as of today. Tricia has also re-implemented the procedures to enforce the collection of delinquent personal property taxes, which has increased the collection to 50% collection rate compared to prior years. In April 2014, Tricia became CPFIM certified which has helped her move forward with investing for her municipality. Tricia is very personable and truly enjoys the interaction with her residents as well as her co-worker; she is always willing to step in and help in other departments without hesitation.

Tricia is the mother of three beautiful children: Sedric, Trevor and Brianna, and in her spare time, she loves to go camping with her children, and spend time with her family and friends. She is the type of individual who loves to always be around laughter and happiness and is always smiling. Everyone knows her as fun loving and easy to get along with, but will be tough when she needs to be. She sets goals, and aims for the stars in life; no goal is ever too high to reach.

Susan Daugherty, CPFA, MiCPT - President-Elect
Treasurer, Green Oak Charter Township

Susan was elected Treasurer for Green Oak Charter Township in 2004.  Prior to being elected, she started her own accounting and tax firm in 1991. She was elected and served on the Livingston County Treasurer’s Association Board from 2009 to 2012, serving in all positions including Chair for two years.  She has served on the Whitmore Lake Chamber Board since 2009 and serves on Advantage Livingston Placemaking Committee, regional economic development, communications, technology, personnel, and sewer committees for her township.   She also serves as the utility administrator for the township.

Susan received her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1981 from John Carroll University.  Susan joined the MMTA in 2005 and earned her CPFA and MiCPT in 2009, and her CPFIM in 2012.  Susan has served on MMTA’s Legislative, Fall Conference, and Education Committees for several years.  She believes the education and networking opportunities the MMTA provides brings quality service back to the communities we live in.

Susan has been married to Kevin for 35 years and has two sons, one grandchild, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, bowling with friends, biking and camping.

"Since becoming a Treasurer, I realized how important education is to our job and wanted to be part of this great organization. Everything the MMTA offers makes us all better at doing our job to serve our residents. I simply want to serve on the MMTA Board to be a part of making and keeping the Association great."

Rachel Piner, CPFA, CPFIM, MiCPT - Vice President
Treasurer, City of Williamston

Rachel began her municipal interest as a junior in high school serving as a liaison between the Student Council and the St. Louis City Council. During her senior year of high school, she worked as a co-op student at St. Louis City Hall and continued to work there throughout college. She graduated from Alma College with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 2006. She was hired as the Clerk/Treasurer for the Village of Webberville and held that position for seven years. Currently, she is the Treasurer for the City of Williamston, a position she has held since 2013.

Rachel has been a member of the MMTA for several years and serves on the Membership and Education Committees. She served as Parliamentarian for the MMTA Board in 2011/2012. Rachel received her MiCPT designation in 2011 and the CPFA in 2015. She is active in the Capital Area Treasurers, having helped create the group in 2009.

She and her husband, Tim, have two young children, Morgan and Jackson. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys chasing after her children, biking and gardening.

"I believe in advancing our members through education and networking. Serving on the MMTA Board is a great way to ensure that our organization continues to grow and strengthen our mission."

Laurie Sheldon, CPFA, MiCPT - Treasurer
Treasurer, City of Kentwood

Laurie was elected City of Kentwood Treasurer in 2013, to a diverse community of 51,000 residents representing over 60 nationalities and 63 languages. Prior to being elected, she served as a City Commissioner for two years and a Planning Commissioner for seven years.

Laurie began her municipal experience at the request of her mentor, Former Mayor Root, to join the Planning Commission. She found a passion for public service and an aspiration to expand her experience in the municipal world; she never envisioned her career path would lead into municipal government.

Prior to serving the City of Kentwood, Laurie was highly active in managing millage proposals and candidate campaigns through her business, Ballot Box Consulting. She successfully chaired three millage proposals for the City Kentwood, worked with the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union teaching running effective millage campaign classes, and ran over 20 candidate and proposal campaigns throughout the past 17 years.

Laurie joined the MMTA immediately after being elected as Treasurer in 2015. In 2016, Laurie was elected to the MMTA Board of Directors and currently serves as the Board Secretary. She has served on the Legislative Committee, Education Committee, Communication Committee, Membership Committee, Fall Conference Committee, Winter Workshop Committee and Professional Development Committee. Laurie currently moderates the monthly Treasurer-to-Treasurer forums. Through the MMTA, she has met amazing colleagues and built great friendships that have enriched her career indefinitely. Laurie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Davenport University. She is a member of APT US&C, MGFOA, Kent County Treasurers Association, Veteran Action Board and Community Rebuilders.

"I love being a representative of the MMTA and helping to coach and support new treasurers entering their positions with little experience. I enjoy helping to provide the value of the MMTA to other members and continually finding new ways to provide excellent opportunities to our members."

Julie Pray, MiCPT - Secretary 
Treasurer, City of Davison

Julie was appointed as the Treasurer of the City of Davison in April of 2013. Prior to being appointed, she worked as the Accountant for a nonprofit organization for seven years. Before that Julie worked more than 20 years in several accounting firms doing accounting and taxes for many different types of businesses. Julie has also had her own tax preparation business since 2000.
 

Julie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Michigan-Flint. She received her MiCPT in June of 2016, CPFA in 2018, CPFIM in 2019 and ACPFIM in 2021. Julie became a member of MMTA in 2013 shortly after being appointed treasurer in the City of Davison.

Julie was appointed to the MMTA Board of Directors as the Parliamentarian in 2017 and has served as a Director since 2018. She has served on many different committees with the MMTA and has been the chair of both the Legislative and Membership Committees. Julie is a member of MGFOA and APT US&C. She serves on the Board of Directors for three non-profit senior living communities and is the Treasurer for a local travel baseball team. She is an active member of her local Treasurer’s Association and has served on church board of directors, school booster organizations and school fundraising committees.

"I feel this organization is critical for Treasurers to be a part of. There is no other place for Treasurers to get the quality of education and mentorship as in this organization. As a board member, I can help make sure this education continues and that all Treasurers have a place to get their questions answered, get connected with other treasurers and receive excellent education."

Rande Listerman, CPFA, CPFIM, MiCPT - Immediate Past President

Treasurer, Village of Pentwater

Rande joined the Village of Pentwater in November, 2017. She was previously the Village of Dryden Treasurer, serving there since 2007, accomplishing the reorganization of Village accounts payable and accounts receivable departments. She also created a new billing system for water/sewer and property tax. In 2008, the Building Department was brought back under the umbrella of the Village Offices and Rande launched the Village of Dryden website. She was appointed to and has served as the Secretary of the Downtown Development Authority from October 2009 to 2017. As a member of the DDA Board, Rande co-chaired the Annual Dryden Fall Fest each year. For eight years, Rande also served as the Secretary for the Lapeer County Treasurer’s Association.

Rande earned the designations of Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer in May 2011, CPFIM in July of 2012, and CPFA in August 2014.

Rande is a volunteer at her church and also serves as the Ministry Head for the Multi-Media Department. She and her husband Dan have been married for 32 years and have three children: Ryan married to Jessica, Jessica married to Jason, and Ally. Rande and Dan are also blessed with beautiful grandchildren and enjoy camping and other outdoor activities in their leisure time.

Sarah Kady, MiCPT - Director (Communication)
Treasurer, City of Marlette

Sarah started working in municipal government in 1997 beginning her career as Deputy Clerk/Accounts Payable Clerk for the City of Marlette and has been with the City for twenty years. Sarah’s job description matured by being appointed as City Treasurer in November of 2009 and Finance/General Ledger Clerk in 2012 and finally expanded into becoming City Assessor in January of 2016.

With over twenty years with the City of Marlette, Sarah has worked in several areas of local government including, but not limited to, utility billing, city cemetery, Community Park and pool, notary services, elections, etc. All of these responsibilities have strengthened her into the governmental employee she is today. Sarah is active in her community and enjoys being involved with various City committees. She is Secretary/Treasurer for the Marlette Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Downtown Development Authority, a member of the Park Board committee, serves on the Silver Lining Awards committee, is a member of the GFWC Women’s Club, and is Secretary/Treasurer for the Sanilac County Treasurers Association and a member of the Sanilac County Clerks Association. Sarah also served just short of twelve years on the Marlette Board of Education before resigning.

Sarah is a strong believer in continuing education and association involvement. She completed the Basic MMTA Program in May of 2014 and received her MiCPT certification and graduated from the Basic Michigan Municipal Clerk’s Institute in March of 2015. Sarah regularly attends both the advanced MMTA and MMCA Institutes. Sarah had the opportunity to serve on the 2015 Membership Committee for the MMTA and has had a desire to get more involved since.

Outside of City Hall, Sarah is active in her church by serving as the Ad Board Chair, a teacher for the children’s ministry and sings on the Praise and Worship Team. Sarah is also the Varsity Softball Coach for Marlette Community Schools. Sarah is happily married to her husband Shane and they have three children: Zachary, Hannah and Blake. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising and cleaning/organizing.

"It has been a pleasure serving on the MMTA Board the last few years. I love the education opportunities we offer our membership along with the mentor opportunities. This Association is a wonderful way to network and support fellow treasurers. I believe in this Association and all it does for our membership."

 
Anthony Moggio, MiCPT, CPFIM, ACPFIM -  Director (Legislative)
Treasurer, City of Rochester
Anthony Moggio is the Finance Director and Treasurer for the City of Rochester and is a Captain on the Rochester Fire Department. Anthony graduated from Oakland Community College with an associate degree in business and received his Bachelor degree in accounting from Oakland University.
Anthony entered the entrepreneurial world after purchasing his first business at the age of 24 but calls public service his true calling. He’s experienced with budgeting, finances, strategic planning, capital planning, project management and operations. Always up for an adventure, Anthony enjoys spending his free time with his family vacationing up north, snowmobiling, skiing and going to water parks. His inspiration in life is his wife Laura and two children, William and Violet, who grow up all too fast.  
"I love being a part of MMTA as it provides information, education, and resources to holistically assist those in treasury roles for municipalities of all sizes."
 
Bret Padgett, MiCPT, ACPFA, ACPFIM -  Director (Education)
Treasurer, Charter Township of Comstock 
Bret was first elected Treasurer of Comstock Charter Township in 2012. Prior to being elected, he worked for Lowe’s Home Centers for 14 years, performing various administrative duties such as daily bank deposits, payroll, and scheduling. Bret joined MMTA in 2013, completed Basic Institute in 2015, and earned the MiCPT designation in 2016. Since 2014, he has served on the membership and legislative committees. He says that MMTA helped him hit the ground running in municipal finance and he couldn’t have done it without the help of the networking and training opportunities offered by the association. It’s an honor for him to now serve on the Board and give back to MMTA.

Bret also joined APT US&C in 2013 and has since earned the CPFIM (2014), CPFA (2016), ACPFIM (2019), and ACPFA (2019) designations. He has also re-written the Township’s investment policy and had it certified by APT US&C.

Bret was elected to the Michigan Township’s Association Board of Directors in 2019. He represents District 19, which consists of Allegan, Barry, and Kalamazoo Counties. In addition, he is a 2015 graduate of the Township Governance Academy, a program intended to give local leaders the knowledge and skills needed to make effective decisions for the benefit of their Township.

Elsewhere in the community, Bret sits on the Board of Directors for Public Media Network. Founded in 1983, PMN is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) media arts organization located in Kalamazoo. Bret earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University in 2002.

When not at work, Bret and his wife Jennifer are very busy transporting their three children to marching band, sports practices, and other activities. He loves to golf and plays in a recreational softball league.

"To support public treasury and encourage others to utilize the training and networking that the Association offers. I also want to give back to MMTA as it helped me get started in public treasury."

Michael J. Pettigrew, MiCPT, ACPFA, ACPFIM -  Director (Membership)
Treasurer, City of Ann Arbor

Mike has served the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan since 2009. His first ten years with the City he was Deputy Treasurer, managing the City's investment portfolio of $250 million and responsible for cash handling operations, risk management, debt management, and insurance programs. In 2020 Mike became the City Treasurer and now also oversees the collection and distribution of all city revenues, such as property taxes, parking citation revenues and special assessments.

Mike currently serves as President for the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C) and is the APT US&C instructor for both the Cash Handling and Internal Controls programs.

He is a member of the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association (MMTA) where he serves as Facilitator of the State Institute Training Program and also serves on MMTA’s Legislative, Education and Professional Development Committees.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Michigan, is married and has a teenage daughter.

"I just completed a two-year term as President of the APT US&C and I'm looking for another opportunity to serve. MMTA is an incredible organization and I'd love to contribute to bringing the many services it provides to more of the membership. Education and professional development are extremely important to me and MMTA has been an essential part of my success in my roles and Deputy Treasurer and City Treasurer. I want to make sure to pass as much of that information on to others so they can hopefully enjoy success in their positions as well."

Stephanie Griffin, CPFIM - Associate Director
Vice President, Huntington National Bank 

Stephanie Griffin joined Huntington National Bank when it was still Chemical Bank with over 25 years of banking experience. Stephanie manages a large portfolio of municipal and school district relationships on the Westside of the State of Michigan. Previously she was Sales Advisor of Treasury Management and Municipal Banking with Chemical Bank. Prior to that, she was with Talmer Bank as Associate Managing Director of Public Funds, Flagstar Bank and First Merit Bank as Banking Center Manager where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of retail banking.

“We are fortunate to have found Stephanie to serve in this capacity,” said Julie Gust, Public Funds Director. “She is a well-regarded, accomplished, and seasoned manager, with a proven track record of achieving and exceeding corporate goals, as well as excellent customer service.”

Griffin received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Northwood University. She is active in the community and has worked with numerous organizations including the Grand Rapids Boys and Girls Club and Junior Achievement.

Karen Coffman, CPFA, CPFIM, ACPFIM, MiCPT - Parliamentarian
Treasurer, Jackson County

Karen is currently serving in her third consecutive term as the Treasurer for Jackson County. She previously held the position of Chief Deputy Treasurer and also served within the 12th Judicial District Court. Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University. She is a Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer and a Certified Public Funds Administrator. 

Karen is an active member on a number of boards in addition to MMTA, including the Michigan Association of County Treasurers on the Legislative Committee and past board member, South Central Credit Union as Board Chair, and serves as Treasurer for Jackson Breakfast Rotary Club. She was awarded the Wayne State University Finance Officer in 2019 and serves as State Director for the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers. Karen has been a member of the Michigan CLASS Board of Trustees since 2017.

Aimee Kornowicz, Associate Liaison 
Municipal Banking Officer, Southern Michigan Bank & Trust

Aimee joined SMB&T at our Portage Branch as a Municipal Banking Officer. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Aimee moved to Michigan in 2014. She earned her bachelors degree in Business and Communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Aimee comes to Southern with a background in municipal banking and has been in the banking industry for twenty five years.

Aimee is a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, Certified Financial Educator, and serves as a member on the boards of: Michigan Women in Finance, Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association, Michigan Association of County Treasurers, Michigan Government Finance Officers Association, Michigan School Business Administration, and the City of Portage Investment Committee.

Aimee and her husband Dan live in Portage, and have a twenty year old daughter, Miranda, who will be starting her junior year at Grand Valley State University this fall.