The American Supply Association recently announced the hiring of Bill Erfort as member services manager and Amber Auge as education programs and services administrator for the ASA Education Foundation.

Erfort’s primary focus on member retention will help current members make the most of their membership investment as well as help new members understand the programs and services that will provide both immediate and long-term value. 

Erfort also will play a key role in sustaining membership growth as well as provide ongoing support for marketing and communications, especially the association’s new website as well as on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Prior to joining ASA, Erfort attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he graduated with a BBA in marketing and sales. While at UWW, he was an active member and participant of the American Marketing Association. After UWW, Erfort worked at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers. As a sales and account manager, he developed his sales skills as well as general communication skills while working with clients of all different levels, backgrounds and companies.

“Bill’s prior experience will be a great complement to the current ASA staff,” ASA Executive Vice President Mike Adelizzi said. “He brings to the association a strong customer-service background, a high level of energy and most importantly the skills and willingness to engage our current and prospective member base. We look forward to introducing Bill to the industry and our membership.”

In her role, Auge’s primary responsibility will involve the administration of ASA University, including the organization and growth of the resources of ASA University’s colleges and the new Master of Distribution Management certification program.

Prior to joining ASAEF, Auge served as a professor of professional development at Computer Systems Institute in Chicago. CSI is a post-secondary education provider committed to quality, career-centered training. At CSI, Auge assisted students in developing the skills needed to not only succeed, but thrive in their career-specific programs. She created and taught separate curricula for a variety of the institute’s programs.
Prior to CSI, Auge spent five years in special education and also served in AmeriCorps NCCC, a federal agency that helps more than five million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service.

 “Amber’s wide variety of experience gives the ASAEF a fresh perspective,” ASA Education Foundation Executive Director Amy Black said. “In addition, her skills will be essential in assisting the foundation in the success of programs such as our new Master of Distribution Management certification program. Her addition to our staff will greatly benefit all the ASA membership.”