The Glass Association of North America (GANA) appointed Sara Neiswanger as its new account executive. She will replace Ashley Charest.

Sara Neiswanger
Sara Neiswanger

Neiswanger has held the position of technical resource coordinator for GANA for the past six years. In addition, she has served as the executive director for several clients under Centric Management and Consulting, a for-profit subsidiary of GANA, specializing in association management services.

Charest has worked with the GANA membership and board of directors for more than 15 years. She has been a key component in the planning and management of industry events, the marketing and promotion of industry-recognized technical resources and the advancement of the GANA brand among glass, glazing and construction stakeholders.

“Ashley has served as an incredibly valuable asset over the last 16 years. We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” says Bill Yanek, GANA executive vice president. “Ashley and Sara have worked together for many years and both have exceptional skills for association management. We look forward to Sara taking on this important leadership role.”

Neiswanger earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and management from Washburn University in May 2006. She is an active member of the Kansas Society of Association Executives and is a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives.