Mary Kay Makarewicz
Mary Kay Makarewicz began working with MSHO in December 2002 and serves as the Director of Programs and Operations. Mary Kay’s responsibilities include coordinating all strategic details of MSHO’s educational meetings, budgeting, financial record keeping and oversight of the MSHO Foundation's operations.
Before coming to MSHO, Mary Kay worked 13 years for the American Arbitration Association as a case administrator. Her caseload included labor unions, commercial and medical malpractice. She was the liaison between the attorneys and arbitrators throughout the entire arbitration process. While at the AAA, Mary Kay contributed to the development of training programs for the arbitrators and worked on elections for the UAW.
In 2010 Mary Kay completed the year long Academy of Association Management curriculum through the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE). The Society celebrates this achievement with her while benefiting from the information Mary Kay has garnered from participating in this training.
In addition to working a full time job, Mary Kay has the pleasure of raising an active family. Along with her husband Jeff, she spends most of her non-MSHO time with her three children. Her son Justin and daughter Laura attend Western Michigan University and her youngest daughter, Jessica heads off to Grand Valley State University in the fall of 2014.