Leadership Team

Sheila A. Martinez, EdD

Dr. Martinez is co-founder of A-S-K, and served as Executive Vice President until 2015 when she was elected Chief Executive Officer. As CEO she is responsible for corporate planning as well as strategic business planning and development and oversees corporate and customer relations. Her experience with the company includes corporate administration, human resources management, contract management, and customer relations. Dr. Martinez holds BS Ed, MS Ed and EdD degrees from The University of Kansas. She is dedicated to serving the community and has provided leadership on numerous boards in Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City and at The University of Kansas.

Bridget Walmsley, CPA

Ms. Walmsley was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2007. She joined A-S-K Associates in 1995 as the company’s Accountant and later its Comptroller. In 2001 she was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Administration. She has served on the A-S-K Board of Directors since 2001 as the corporation’s treasurer. Ms. Walmsley’s areas of responsibility include implementing the company’s strategic goals and objectives as well as providing leadership and strategic direction for all financial and operational functions.  Ms. Walmsley holds a BS in Business from Emporia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is an avid Jayhawk basketball fan and can often be found working out at Red Dog Days after office hours.

Sherie Howell, CMP, CMM, CGMP
Conference Director

Ms. Howell became Director of Conference Services in 2013. She brought her many years of experience in the hospitality industry to A-S-K Associates in 2003 serving as Conference Manager until her promotion to Director. Her vast experience encompasses the entire life cycle of event management.   Ms. Howell is focused on relationships with our customers and oversees all Conference events and staff to assure quality performance. Ms. Howell is active in various professional organizations in the Kansas City area and has received numerous awards for her contributions and expertise.

Bridget Walmsley
IT Services Director

Ms. Walmsley is currently responsible for the management and administration of IT contracts.