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Questions? Please email TNNA at A TNNA team member will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. 

Contact Phone and Email 

312-321-6857 - Exhibit Help Desk or via email at
312-321-6823 (option 1) - General Information and Membership or via email at
312-321-6823 (option 4) - Event Registration or via email at
312-321-6823 (option 3) - Teacher Information or via email at

TNNA follows a 24-hour return policy on emails and voicemails. If your need is urgent please mark any emails as high-importance.

 Membership and Operations 
The TNNA Membership and Operations team provides customer service support, manages the database, provides oversight of the membership process for new and renewing members and serves as the segment contact. 

Susan Lane

Executive Director

Fun Fact: I was in 4H for 10 years as a kid and won a prize for my rhubarb pie and got third place for modeling one of the outfits I made. 



Megan Schwartz

Membership Services Senior Coordinator

Fun Fact: I enjoy playing beach volleyball in the summer. 


Madeline Houser

Membership Services Associate

Fun Fact: I went on a 2 week trip to Antarctica in 2015. I even got to do a true Polar Plunge!

 Event Services 
The TNNA Events Services department provides overall management of the Trade Show including exhibitor relations, vendor management, housing management, facility planning, and registration. 


 Cate Hunter

 Trade Show Manager, Event Lead 

 Fun fact: I have a twin sister who has been on TV three times! 



 Lindsey Kallai

 Events Manager

 Fun Fact: I would guess that not many people can say this – I have never had a cup of coffee  in my life. 



Shelby Fulkerson

Events Coordinator

Fun Fact: I memorized my ABC's backwards before I could recite them forwards. 


Kelsey Kwasniak

Trade Show Associate




  Maggie Madrigal

  Events Manager - Registration 

  Fun Fact: I have between 60-70 people at my house every year for Thanksgiving.


  Marketing & Communications 

TNNA’s Marketing and Communications Department provides overall management of TNNA’s marketing and communication channels included emails, social media platforms, TNNANews and blog, and media relations. We also promote TNNA’s two trade shows to the needlearts market. 


Kate Purdy

Marketing & Communications Manager

Fun Fact: I just returned from a two week trip in Italy and want to learn how to make fresh pasta!


Jasmine Guerra

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Fun Fact: I just had my first baby! 



Lisa Tomcko

Editorial Coordinator


Alana Stramowski

Editorial Senior Associate 


Haley Carson

Marketing & Communications Associate

Fun Fact: I got to attend the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globes and I met my favorite person, Leonardo DiCaprio.

 Education & Training
The Education department works with volunteer leadership to develop a year-round calendar of education for all member types. This includes live and on-demand online education, Trade Show programming, and other learning opportunities. Education includes a mix of industry updates, business skills and industry trend information. 

Alexis Kolak

Education Manager

Fun Fact: I'm currently sightseeing in the Land Down Under! 


Emily Sokalski

Education Associate

Fun Fact: Sloths are my favorite animals and I got to pet one in Nebraska

 Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales
The sales team is responsible for helping new and returning exhibitors sign up for exhibits, sponsorships, advertising and add-ons.  

Emily Marxer

Sales Director

Fun Fact: My hobby is making and selling nerd skirts at craft shows.



Kris King

Senior Sales Manager

Fun Fact: I love to bake and hope to one day own my own cupcake shop!

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