Staff and Attorneys

Dan Blair, J.D. : President
Michigan State University  and  Seattle  University   School  of  Law  (cum laude). Dan has over 16 years of experience in employee relations, employment law, and coaching and training. Dan has delivered hundreds of classes on supervision, performance management, communication, and harassment prevention. 
Matt Kennedy: Employment & Labor Law Attorney
University of Rochester (BA), Syracuse University (MBA), Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations (Grad. Cert.), Lewis & Clark Law School (Cum Laude). Matt has 20 years of experience in employee and labor relations, including negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, contract interpretation, and workplace investigations in a wide range of industries. Matt has provided numerous training classes in such areas as managing in a union environment, progressive discipline, harassment prevention, conflict resolution, and effective communication.
Becca Wiegand: Member Education
University of Illinois (MS, BS). Over a decade supporting businesses and nonprofits with their business communications, meeting logistics, website content editing and other client needs. Becca works with UEA member companies in many capacities including the UEA training programs and wage and salary surveys. Not sure who to contact with your question? Feel free to start with Becca!
Emerald Stander: Member Services
Portland Community College (AS). With over five years of experience providing excellent customer service and holding many leadership roles, Emerald assists UEA staff with coordinating training programs, developing articles and website material, spearheads UEA’s social media presence and supports the Association with other various administrative tasks.
Kristen Kellar: Member Services
University of Colorado (BS), Naropa University (MA). Kristen brings over ten years of customer service and small business operations experience to UEA, including an emphasis in HR and administrative skills. She is responsible for processing incoming and outgoing mail, answering phones, clerical tasks, as well as support for the rest of the UEA team.


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