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 2021 Board of Directors. 

 

Rande Listerman, CPFA, CPFIM, MiCPT 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.

Tricia Wiggle-Bazzy, CPFIM, MiCPT - President-Elect, 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 - Vice President, 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.

Rachel Piner, CPFA, CPFIM, MiCPT - TreasurerTreasurer, 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.

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

For the past four years, Laurie has been an active member in both the MMTA and the APT US&C. The MMTA has been a valuable asset and an essential tool in her education and growth as City of Kentwood Treasurer.

Laurie has resided in the City of Kentwood for more than 30 years and is happily married to my husband, Chris, and has three beautiful children. In her free time, Laurie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, golfing, and volunteering in her community. She has a great deal of her life invested in Kentwood and has a true passion to help make it better each and every day.

In 2000, Laurie graduated from Davenport University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. For four years after graduation, she worked in the private business sector until she took a leave of absence from the workforce to focus on the care of my family. In 2006, at the request of Mayor Richard Root, Laurie began serving my community as a Planning Commissioner. She served for seven years and ultimately became the vice chair of the Planning Commission. During the time on the Commission, Laurie launched a business called Ballot Box Consulting. As a Campaign Consultant, she managed eighteen political campaigns that were all successful. Ballot Box Consulting is still owned and operated by Laurie, but over the past few years she has limited the projects so that she may focus on her current role as Treasurer. An opportunity presented itself in 2012 when she became a City Commissioner. Laurie served as City Commissioner until November of 2013 when she was elected as the City of Kentwood Treasurer.

The passion and reverence that Laurie has for her community are what led her to run for City of Kentwood Treasurer. The MMTA was a great help from the first day that she took the office as Treasurer. Because she did not possess all the needed experience immediately, she leaned on the MMTA a great deal. In 2015, Laurie became a member of the Legislative Committee where she is able to use her experience to help institute changes. Through the MMTA, Laurie has met amazing colleagues and built great friendships that have enriched her career indefinitely.

Margaret Birch, CPFA, CPFIM, MiCPT - Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Waterford Charter Township

Margaret was elected Treasurer of Waterford Township in 2006, a community of now approximately 73,000 residents. As Treasurer, she is also responsible for payroll and benefits, administrator of two defined benefit pension plans, a Retiree Health Care Trust, a defined contribution plan and is a member of the Board of Trustees.
 
Margaret earned the designation of CPFIM in 2010, and her CPFA in 2011 which was renewed in 2016. She earned her MiCPT in 2014. She also wrote and had the Township’s investment policy certified in 2008. She earned a Service Award from the APT US&C in 2015.
 

Margaret is on the Board of Directors for the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, an organization of almost 600 members. She is a strong believer in collaboration and works closely with the Township, Chamber, and the Waterford School District.

Margaret is involved with the Waterford Senior Center, the CAI Golden Age Club, Waterford Historical Society, Waterford Youth Assistance, and Relay for Life. Margaret is also a member of the Waterford Beautification Committee and works with others to enhance her community.

Margaret’s passion is water-skiing the slalom course. She competes on a local, regional, and national level. She lives with her husband, Paul, who supports her in everything she does, and their sweet dog, Tina. Margaret and Paul enjoy dancing, and began taking lessons almost four years ago, which allows them to do something they both enjoy together.

Margaret believes this organization provides not only education, but support and camaraderie which exceed any organization she has ever belonged to. 

Julie Pray, MiCPT - Director (Membership), 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 says that joining MMTA was such a wonderful resource of information, knowledge, and support for learning about being a municipal treasurer; through the many educational opportunities she has made so many contacts that are great resources of help and have even become good friends. She wants other treasurers, especially people new to this type of work, to have these educational and networking opportunities. 
 
Julie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Michigan-Flint. She received the MiCPT certification in June of 2016. She became a member of MMTA in 2013 shortly after being appointed treasurer in the City of Davison. Julie has served on a church board of directors, school booster organizations, and school fundraising committees.
 
Julie and her husband, Greg, have three fantastic children: Alex, Meghan, and Logan. Julie enjoys spending time with family, going to their family cabin, reading, and watching her youngest son play baseball.
 
Sarah Kady, MiCPT - Director (Education), Treasurer, City of Marlette
Sarah Kady 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. The education and networking the MMTA provides is priceless. 
 
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. 
 
Anthony Moggio, MiCPT, CPFIM, ACPFIM -  Director (Communication)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 but too fast.  
 
Bret Padgett, MiCPT, ACPFA, ACPFIM -  Director (Legislative)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.

Jeff Case - Associate Director, Vice President Treasury Management, Independent Bank
Jeff has over 30 years of banking experience with such industry leaders as: Digital Insight, Metavante and Fiserv. He has been with Independent Bank since July 2011. Jeff belongs to several industry related organizations, such as Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association, Michigan Association of County Treasurers, Kent County Treasurers Association, Ottawa County Treasurers Association, Michigan Government Finance Officers Association and West Michigan Association of Financial Professionals. He has certifications for CCM, CPFIM and HIPPA and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association. Jeff currently resides in Rockford, Michigan.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Griffin - Associate Liaison, Vice President, Chemical Bank 

Stephanie Griffin CPFIM joined Chemical Bank, a division of TCF National Bank, Municipal Banking team with almost 25 years of banking experience. Stephanie manages a large portfolio of municipal and school district relationships on the Westside of the State of Michigan. Previous 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.