Brandon Robinson, CAE, Executive Director

(804) 249-2234 | [email protected]

Brandon has over twelve years of association management experience. Prior to joining the team at VSAE, his most recent experience was with Easter Associates, Inc. working with several small trade associations and a larger professional association. Prior to that, Brandon spent seven years with the Propane Education & Research Council in Washington, D.C. He remains an active member of ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership, having served as chair of the Young Professionals Committee from 2014-2015. Brandon is also a member of the Association Societies Alliance (ASA) where he currently serves as President-Elect. In 2015, Brandon earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.

Originally from North Carolina, Brandon grew up in the small town of Chester, Va. before earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. This was followed by a Master of Arts degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Brandon now resides in Richmond with his family, Lauren, Ella Lew, and Emerson.

Jessica Bello, Director of Meetings

(804) 249-2244 | [email protected]

Jessica serves as Director of Meetings for VSAE and manages a variety of meetings and events. She has over ten years professional experience in association management and higher education, particularly in communications, programs and events. Jessica holds a B.A. in English from George Mason University and resides with her husband, son and two dogs in Midlothian, VA. 

Tami Guthrie, Director of Finance

(804) 249-2232 | [email protected] 

A graduate of Longwood College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Tami has worked in finance for over 15 years. Previously, she was the Controller for a Richmond based corporation with branches in eight states. 

She enjoys spending time with her three children.

Lorraine Meade, Communications Manager

(804) 249-2237 | [email protected]

‚ÄčAs an award-winning design professional, Lorraine brings a wealth of experience to VSAE communications with the most creative solutions possible. When she is not designing magazines, brochures, advertisements or logos, she is creating in her art studio, where she is a mosaic artist and instructor. A native of Rochester, New York, Lorraine holds a degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Pam Kirby, Administrative Assistant

(804) 249-2236 | [email protected]

Pam works behind the scenes to keep the day-to-day functions of the office running smoothly. A former elementary school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, Pam also does freelance proof-reading and editing. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dickinson College.