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Marc Connerly, Executive Director of Associations,

IMG_3364Marc Connerly worked as the firm’s energy consultant during  his first tenure with Connerly & Associates from 1982-1989, establishing a California energy consulting division that was responsible for reviewing building plans and performing calculations to demonstrate compliance with Title 24 standards. He also collaborated on the development of Title 24 training materials that were presented to building departments, contractors and building designers.

In 2005, Marc returned to Connerly & Associates as business development consultant to the firm, as well as association manager of the Roofing Contractors Association of California. Over the next several years, he assumed management of the Associated Roofing Contractors of Northern California, the California Golf Course Owners Association, the National Golf Course Owners Association of Arizona, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California.

Marc serves as primary Board liaison, association spokesperson, advocate, and lobbyist on regulatory and legislative issues. He oversees membership and sponsorship growth, revenue development programs, and organizational proceedings.

In addition, Marc orchestrates planning and lobbying contracts with SMUD, the State of California, and the California Fire Training Alliance.

As President of Connerly & Associates, he also oversees business development, strategic planning, company vision and growth.

When not busy serving our associations, you might see Marc at an MLB game near you! He is a big MLB fan and loves the San Francisco Giants. He has attended games in 29 of the current 30 major league ballparks (plus 5 that are no longer in existence), and is determined to visit all 30!


Supattra Connerly, Office Manager/Human Resources,

Supattra Connerly recently retired from State service as a Supervisor for the Office of the Attorney General, and joined Connerly & Associates, Inc. in August of 2020.

Supattra is the Office Manager/Human Resources, and handles all human resources matters, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inventory control for Connerly & Associates. With over 26 years in the public sector, Supattra has experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, and strategic implementation. Supattra has managed staff of over forty employees, where she was a Legal Support Supervisor II, and has extensive knowledge of legal research and procedures.

In Supattra’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, as well as traveling.


Maria Wihren, Accounting Supervisor,

Maria Wihren was born in Sweden and came to the United States to attend college in 1998. She graduated with her B.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento and has since then worked in Office Management, Property Management, and Accounting.

Maria joined Connerly & Associates as the Accounting Specialist in January 2018 and stepped into an Assistant Executive Director’s role in March 2019. She works closely with Marc Connerly and the staff on multiple projects in addition to overseeing the Accounting Operations for multiple Associations.

Maria is a big Detroit Red Wings fan and watches almost every hockey game they play during the season. She also enjoys paper crafting and makes stationery items such as greeting cards, envelopes and gift tags.


Simone Youngblood, Communications Director,

Simone Youngblood joined Connerly and Associates in 2014 as our Communications Assistant and Administrative Support. Today, she manages our client websites, email communications and various forms of media.

Simone obtained her Master of Arts in English from Sacramento State in 2009. She enjoys hosting community poetry events, writing, and the creative arts.


Lilia Hernandez, Event Coordinator,

Lilia Hernandez was raised in Stockton, CA and acquired her B.S. in Gerontology from California State University, Sacramento in 2017.

She specializes in Event Planning, Organizing, Delegating, Administration, Advocacy, and has nearly a decade of Customer Service experience.

Outside of Connerly and Associates, Lilia is actively involved in Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., enjoys giving back to her community, and has a passion for lobbying.


Monica DeTonnancourt, Membership Director,

Monica DeTonnancourt has a diverse background in event planning, personal assistance, and administrative work. She loves reading books centered around leadership, food and history. She is involved in volunteer work, weight lifting, and can be found hanging out with her cats Cooper and Dumptruck in her spare time.



Brooks Benford, Administrative Assistant,

Brooks Benford is a native Northern Californian, originally from Santa Rosa. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University and moved to Sacramento in 2016.

Brooks joined Connerly & Associates in June of 2020 and is currently pursuing his Accounting Clerk Certificate at Sacramento City College.
In his spare time, Brooks enjoys going mural hunting around Sacramento and kayaking down the American River.


Raveena Dhami, Accounting Assistant,

Raveena Dhami joined Connerly & Associates in February 2020. She graduated from California State University, Chico in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in accounting. She works alongside Maria to assist with accounting for several associations. She loves traveling and has been to 28 countries so far.

Jess Hasal, Social Media Management,

Jess Hasal manages social media for our clients, creating exciting campaigns and social media content. She is a full time student majoring in child development. She spends her free time playing video games or binge watching Netflix shows!




Corinne La Fazia, RCAC Membership Recruitment, (909) 305-4996,

Corinne 1-9-13Corinne LaFazia teamed up with Connerly & Associates, Inc. in November 2006 after 16 years of membership experience with the California Trucking Association, taking a lead role in the recruitment and retention of client memberships.  She is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management, and a longtime member of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE).

In Loving Memory of Rebecca “Becky” Keeley. Read about longtime Connerly & Associates Staff Member Becky Keeley here.

Connerly & Associates
2235 Park Towne Cir., Floor 2
Sacramento, CA 95825
P (916)485-6314 • F (916) 485-6374