As the Executive Director of DAA, Marilee leads a strong staff to
serve DAA’s more than 4,250 members worldwide in DAA’s mission to
advance the use of data to understand and improve the digital world
through professional development and community.
Marilee has 30 years of association management experience. Before
joining the DAA, she served as Executive Director of the Colorado
Chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA), where she presided
over the organization's growth from 75 to more than 500 members, and
previous to BMA, was the Executive Director for the Rocky Mountain
Direct Marketing Association. Marilee is a Certified Association
Executive (CAE), with a B.S. in Marketing from the University of
Colorado-Boulder and a MBA from New Mexico State University.
Marilee was named "Communicator of the Year" by BMA Colorado and
"Association Professional of the Year" by the Colorado Society of
Association Executives, and was awarded a Kleid Fellowship from the
Direct Marketing Association during graduate school. She is a frequent
speaker/panelist at association executive events, and has served on many
boards in her working career as an association executive.