GANA Announces New Account Executive

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) is pleased to announce that Sara Neiswanger has been appointed as the new Account Executive for the Association.  Neiswanger will replace Ashley Charest who has previously served in the position.

Neiswanger brings with her a wealth of expertise in administration, event planning and membership management. She has held the position of technical resource coordinator for GANA for the past six years. In addition, Neiswanger 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.

GANA welcomes the promotion of Neiswanger to the Account Executive position and wishes a fond farewell to Ashley Charest. Charest has provided exceptional service to the GANA membership and board of directors for over 15 years. In coordination with the board, volunteers and fellow GANA staff she has been a key component in the planning and management of exceptional 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,” shares 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.”

Ms. 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 (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives. She is a dedicated volunteer in her local community through the Junior League of Topeka, Kansas.

All inquiries associated with GANA operations (or formerly submitted to Ashley Charest) may now be submitted to Sara Neiswanger. Neiswanger may be reached by email, or by phone, 785.271.0208 Ext. 302. To learn more about GANA staff, please visit

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