NFFS Staff

Jerrod A. Weaver
Executive Director

Phone: (847) 268-4881

Jerrod Weaver is the Executive Director of the Non-Ferrous Founders' Society. He has more than twenty five years of professional experience in association management, first as a staff member with NFFS and then as Executive Director since January 2016. Jerrod received a BS in Manufacturing Engineering with a cast metals emphasis from Western Michigan University in 1996. He earned the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 2010, and he also earned quality auditor, quality manager and lead auditor credentials issued by the American Society for Quality. In his spare time, Jerrod enjoys fishing and cooking with his spouse Kristie.

Erin Russell headshotErin M. Russell
Director of Membership & Communications

Phone: (847) 268-3451

Erin Russell is the Director of Membership and Communications for the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society. She has a masters degree in nonprofit administration from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelors degree in business and marketing from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining NFFS, she spent four years as the Operations Manager for another  national trade association, the Casket and Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA). Prior to joining the association world, Erin spent more than a decade in the charitable nonprofit sector, where she held positions with United Way, the YMCA, and Ravinia Festival. Outside of the office, Erin enjoys volunteering, traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband Bill, their two children, and their many pets.

Sheila Rayburn
ICON Program Manager

Phone: (847) 299-0950

Sheila Rayburn is the Program Manager for the Integrated Casting Order Network (ICON) program at NFFS. She came to NFFS after a thirty-year career at Defense Logistics Information Service, an agency of DOD/DLA federal government. Following her government career, Sheila established her role as Senior Consultant of her own business, Rogers Associates LLC, where she assisted many small businesses in obtaining and managing IT government contracts. She also served as the DOD EMALL Program Manager (known now as FEDMALL) and as Division Chief and Business Operations Manager of the Systems Integrated (J6-BC) Data Services Office of DLA. Sheila holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from George Washington University with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management/Logistics and Procurement, as well as certifications in Program Management (PMP), Contracting, (DAU) and Diversity. She is an active volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief, Haven of Rest Mission, and the Men Women of Action Building/Construction Recovery Projects in and outside of the United States. In her spare time, she plays the violin and enjoys a ride in her ’68 GTO convertible.

Matt Gilmore
Director of Business Development

Phone: (847) 299-0950

Matt Gilmore is the Director of Business Development for the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society. Matt has over ten years of experience in manufacturing trade association management most recently serving as the Director of Membership and Business Development with Gardner Manufacturing Association Solutions. In this role, Matt worked with multiple manufacturing trade associations focusing on new member development, creating and enhancing non-dues revenue programs, developing local and regional events and even creating and establishing new manufacturing associations. Prior to joining GMAS, Matt served as the Director of Membership and Business Development with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). 

Matt holds a BA in English from Wittenberg University and has an accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time and traveling with his fiancé Heidi and making his two sons, Jackson and Liam, better soccer players.    

Kristie Matusek headshotKristie Matusek
Executive Meeting Planner

Phone: (847) 299-0950

Kristie Matusek is the Executive Meeting Planner for the Non-Ferrous Founders' Society. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in meeting planning, first in the hospitality industry with the Palmer House Hilton and now as a NFFS association staff member. Kristie plays a crucial role in the success of the Society's annual Industry Executive Conference. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, decorating, and cooking with her spouse Jerrod.