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Scott Michael   Scott Michael
Acting President and CEO

Scott Michael serves as Acting President and CEO for AMSA. He has served as the industry's primary liaison to the Department of Defense, GSA, and other government customers of the moving and storage industry. He was previously AMSA's Vice President for Membership and has held other positions with AMSA and the American Movers Conference over the past two decades. Scott also serves as a vice president of the National Defense Transportation Association, an organization of transportation providers which works in support of the military. He lives in Alexandria, Va. with his wife and three daughters.

 
Sabrina Waiss  

Sabrina Waiss
Vice President of Marketing

As director of the Moving & Storage Institute (MSI), AMSA’s philanthropic and research arm, Sabrina Waiss is responsible for working with the MSI board to set the long-term strategy and fundraising goals, increase visibility, and advance a research agenda to support industry image and advocacy efforts. She also manages the Institute’s annual scholarship program and Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service. In addition, Sabrina serves as liaison to AMSA’s state association members with the goal of strengthening working relationships with the states and developing resources that assist the states and their constituencies. She also manages AMSA’s Member Discount program, offering savings on products and services they need to operate their business.

Sabrina came to AMSA from Goodwill Industries International where she served Director of Marketing. She managed the organization’s corporate and cause-marketing partnerships, implemented national branding strategy and developed and disseminated marketing tools and resources to Goodwill members throughout North America.  Prior to joining Goodwill, Sabrina was Executive Director of a Washington, DC nonprofit and spent several years honing her donor development and management skills in the nonprofit sector.

 
Brian Wright  

Brian Wright
Vice President, Membership, Finance & Admnistration

Brian Wright is the Vice President of Membership, Finance and Administration for the American Moving and Storage Association. In this role, Brian serves as an integral member of the senior management team, and is responsible for the development of AMSA’s financial management strategy while contributing to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. Brian oversees all accounting, auditing, financial, risk management and investment activities, plus central service functions including human resources, information technology, purchasing, printing and building services.

Prior to joining AMSA, Brian was the Director of Finance and Operations for SmartPower, a nationwide non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency. In this role, Brian administered all finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources and information technology functions for SmartPower. Brian also provided strategic direction, leadership and management for SmartPower’s project work, with a specific focus on the coordination and execution of the Energy Efficiency campaigns.

Having worked for two separate Massachusetts moving companies during the 1990s, he has been involved in all facets of the industry. Brian started off as a helper while in college, and then worked as a crew chief, warehouse manager, inside salesperson and finally as the chief financial officer. His experience includes working for Olympia Moving & Storage and Gentle Giant.

Brian earned his MBA from Boston College, and his BS from Northeastern University.