Michael Mikitka

Chief Executive Officer Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)

Michael is chief executive officer and is responsible for helping WERC live up to the commitment it has made to their members and the industry. Michael and his team work to ensure WERC provides its members with education, research and services to develop them professionally and to improve the performance of logistics within their organizations. WERC is headquartered in Oak Brook, IL.

Michael joined WERC in 2000 and served as the senior director of the organization's flagship annual conference and managed WERC's network of chapters. In 2009, WERC's board of directors appointed Michael as CEO.

Michael began his association career at the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), a trade association of property and casualty insurance companies. In that role, Michael created learning materials and managed the association's educational programs as well as their annual conference and tradeshow.

Michael holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and is an active member in the American Society of Association Executives and the Association Forum of Chicagoland.