Executive Office Staff

Margaret Wilder

Dr. Margaret Wilder Executive Director (2005-present) Ph.D. in Urban Geography and Urban Planning (University of Michigan); M.A. and B.A. degrees from University of Texas-Arlington. Began faculty career at Indiana University, and served as tenured faculty member at Cornell, SUNY-Albany (also as department chair), and University of Delaware (also as director of graduate program). Recipient of Best Paper awards from UAA and American Planning Association. Former Chair and Member of UAA Governing Board.


Dr. Deidre Beadle Assistant Director (2019-present) Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware. Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy (University of Delaware). B.A.in Sociology/Criminal Justice, Cabrini College. UAA Special Projects Assistant (2010-2013). UAA Administrative Manager (2013-2019) Research Assistant with the Center for Community Research and Service, University of Delaware (2006-2011).


Maggie McCollum Finance/Membership Manager (2017-present) Bachelor’s in Business Administration-Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007).  Documentation and Online Content Manager with Centre of Resilient Development, Kathmandu, Nepal (2016-present). Accountant/Financial Analyst at Stein’s Garden and Home (2015-2016). Bookkeeper/Budget Committee Member with Common Ground, Inc. (2013-2015).  Accountant at Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. (2007-2015)

Sue Peacock

Sue Peacock Communications Director (2021-present) Master of Library and Information Science & M.A. in History from UW-Milwaukee. B.A. in History & Middle/Secondary Education from Marquette University. Sue has lead projects in libraries, archives, academic associations, and academic medical centers that prioritize the user experience, support accessibility, and are mindful of staff workflows. Her career has focused on the selection and management of online systems and tools, workflow design, and change management. 


Shelvia (Shelly) Tillinghast Senior Event Specialist (2007-present) Professional event planner/nonprofit organization specialist. Administrative Assistant, Wilmington Economic Development Corporation (1999-2007). Manager of Teller Operations, First Union Bank (1995-1998), PNC Bank (1986-1995). Associate Arts Degree, Science and Business, Wesley College. American Institute of Banking Certificate in Accounting, Customer Service and Economics for Banking.


Nick Capul Event Planning Consultant (2018-Present) Senior Event Planner, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2010-Present); Conference Coordinator, University of Michigan (2004-2010). Bachelors of Arts in Film/Video Studies at the University of Michigan (2003).


Megan Bruzan Website and Social Media Manager (2017-present) B.S. in Information Resources from the School of Information Studies at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2004), Technology Consultant (2011-present), Technology Coordinator (2007-2013).

Jesse Campa

Jesse Campa Executive Assistant PhD student in Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2021 – Present). MA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2019). BA in Sociology from Beloit College (2017).