Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin Welcomes New President and Officers

The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization supporting individuals and families affected by autism in a 53-county service area in Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry Hoops as its new board president.

Kerry Hoops

Kerry Hoops, MA, BCBA is the Clinical Director for Wisconsin Early Autism Project’s Green Bay Region.  Kerry began her career helping children with autism over 20 years ago when she was attending UWGB for her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Human Development.  She fell in love with working with children with autism and made it her career.  She furthered her education at Florida Institute of Technology and Ball State University with a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis and then became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Kerry loves working with children and families in Wisconsin, as well as helping staff develop careers that they will also love.  She has been on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin since 2014.

“One of the goals of my term as president will be to increase services and supports for those across the lifespan,” says Kerry Hoops, “I am honored to serve as president and look forward to working in partnership with the staff, board of directors, and community to achieve the organization’s mission.”

The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin also announced 3 new officers to its executive committee: Diane Messman as President-Elect, Glen Stiteley as Treasurer, and Eric Kissinger as Secretary.

Diane Messman currently lives in Medford and is the General Manager of Commercial Recycling Corporation.  She has been with the company since 2006 playing an integral part of human resources, financial management, business development, and business strategy.  She has served as a member of the Medford Area School District Special Education Advisory Committee, the Taylor County Transition Advisory Committee, and is a founder of the Taylor County Autism Support Group. Diane is the mother of two children, Angelica, age 21, who is on the spectrum and Trentin, age 19.

Glen Stiteley has served as the CFO of County Bancorp, Inc. and Investors Community Bank since August of 2017 and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of operating a business (e.g. finance, marketing, strategic planning, operations, human resources, IT). Glen and his wife Katie have three sons.  Their youngest was diagnosed on the autism spectrum and is now five years old.

Eric Kissinger is on the autism spectrum and has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he also held internships and a part-time job. He now lives in Madison and works as an Insurance Product Specialist. Kissinger joined the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin Board of Directors in 2018 with a goal of helping others on the spectrum.

Read more about the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin’s Board of Directors and staff.

The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin provides a community for those who care about increasing the quality of life for those affected by autism in our 53 county service area. Founded in 1979 as the Autism Society of Wisconsin, the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin has been passionately committed to improving the lives of those affected by autism for over 40 years. Read more about our services here.

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