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GANA Staff


William M. Yanek, Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President, Bill Yanek serves as the senior executive leader of GANA.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Kansas School of Law. Licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas, Bill is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). At ASAE, he serves as vice-chair of ASAE's Association Management Company Section Council.


Sara Neiswanger, CAE, Account Executive

Sara Neiswanger is the account executive for GANA. Her duties include setting up all educational seminars, conferences, and trade shows, working to increase GANA membership, supporting technical resource development, aiding the Glazing Industry Code Committee, and acting as a liaison on behalf of GANA with organizations interested in a cooperative relationship. Sara earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and management from Washburn University in May 2006. She is a member of the Kansas Society of Association Executives and is a Certified Account Executive (CAE) via the American Association of Account Executives.


Urmilla Sowell, PE, Technical Director
Urmilla Sowell is the Technical Director of GANA. She earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.  Urmilla was previously employed by Hurricane Test Laboratory, LLC, where she served as the Assistant Operations Manager after serving as a Test Engineer and Technical Writer for that company. She joined GANA in 2007. She also serves as the GANA liaison for the Protective Glazing Council (PGC).


Kim D. Mann, Esquire - General Counsel

GANA's General Counsel is Kim Mann, an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary.  Kim is a graduate of Yale University (1962) and Vanderbilt Law School (1965). He has served as general counsel of many glass and glazing industry trade associations over the years, starting with the Flat Glass Marketing Association in 1973, now part of the Glass Association of North America.


Erin Fletcher, Director of Marketing & Communications
Erin Roberts provides GANA members with creative and dynamic communication solutions. She received a Bachelor of Journalism degree with an emphasis in Strategic Communication from the University of Kansas in 2005. Erin joined the GANA team in 2013 and recently became certified in website design & development.