Matt Groen is executive director of MCTA. He came to MCTA in 2009 as the government affairs director, after serving six years as manager of legislative affairs at the Michigan Restaurant Association.

Matt has extensive legislative experience, having worked on the staff of Sen. Alan Sanborn and Sen. Mike Goschka before moving into the private sector.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University.





Sherry Nelton is the office administrator at MTCA, a position she has held since 2007. She was previously the
Membership/Project Coordinator of Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and Project Coordinator at Michigan Association of School Boards, PR/Communications department.

Sherry has eighteen years of experience in project management in non-profit organizations. She has led the implementation of data management and membership recruitment systems, designed marketing material and coordinated membership communications.

Sherry recently acquired the Certified Meeting Professional designation and lives near Eaton Rapids.