James Wilkinson, CAE
Executive Director


James Wilkinson is Executive Director of SVU, where he is committed to advancing the profession of vascular ultrasound.  A seasoned association executive, he previously served as Vice President for Strategy and Growth at the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), and as Executive Director at Washington International Trade Association (WITA), where membership doubled during his decade-long tenure. He is a holder of the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He earned his Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and bachelor’s degrees in Education and English from Frostburg State University and the University of Maryland, respectively. He lives with his family outside Washington DC in suburban Maryland.

Jeanette Brown, MBA
Director, Market Development & Sales

Jeanette has over more than 15 years of non-profit marketing experience. Currently, as the Director of Market Development at SVU, Jeanette is responsible for enhancing and growing the brand and membership of the Society. She holds a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University as well as an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Speaking History: Jeanette has presented at a number of international conferences and events, to audiences ranging in size and professional diversity.

Missi McLean
Director, Membership & Meetings & Sales

Missi has held positions in the membership and meeting fields of the medical association industry for over 23 years. She has served as the Director of Membership & Meetings at SVU for 18 years and continuously strives to provide the best service to our loyal and dedicated members. 

Joy Wedge
Membership and Digital Marketing Specialist

Joy enjoys creating marketing strategies and implementing action plans at SVU while servicing member accounts. She recently worked as a Seafood Marketing Specialist for the Department of Natural Resources touring crab picking houses or oyster farms and documenting Maryland watermen. Joy graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism. She is currently a Master’s Degree Candidate at Georgetown University in the Integrated Marketing Communications program. During her free time she enjoys running, reading and trying new recipes.