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John Murray

Executive Director

jmurray@wichiro.org


John Murray brings more than two decades of experience working in public policy, political, and leadership roles. Before joining the WCA, he served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance, where he oversaw more than $160 million of state and federal grants in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, violence against women, and homeland security. John has served as an advisor to several top legislative leaders, including former Speaker of the Assembly Mike Huebsch and former Senate Majority Leader Dale Schultz. He also worked as Chief of Staff for Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan and as the Director of the Office of State-Federal Relations for Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum in Washington, D.C. John has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from UW-Madison and lives in the Village of Windsor with his wife and two sons.

John became WCA Executive Director in 2013.

  

Andrea W. Murray

Education and Convention Manager

awmurray@wichiro.org

Andrea W. Murray joined WCA as Education and Convention Manager in February 2017. Andrea works closely with the WCA Education Committee, Help Desk, and Membership to plan seminars and certification courses, spring and fall WCA conventions, and special events. Andrea has a background in the arts along with years of event planning experience, and she enjoys working on everything continuing education-related, from logistics to the big picture. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, drawing, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Andrea lives on the west side of Madison with her husband, two active teenage sons, and the family beagle.

  

Leah Knope

Corporate Accounts Manager

lknope@wichiro.org

 

Leah Knope, a Madison native, joined the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association in November 2019. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and over 20 years of association management experience working in Information Technology, Vendor Management, Accounting, Member Services, Publications and Event Planning. Leah’s business focus is meeting and exceeding the needs of her internal and external customers. As the Corporate Accounts Manager, she is responsible for ensuring the success of WCA’s current Corporate Accounts along with growing sponsorships. Outside the office, Leah enjoys playing the piano, spending time on the family farm, and enjoying time with her husband and two teenage children.

Jackie Gargano

Administrative & Member Services Manager

jgargano@wichiro.org

Jackie Gargano brings solid office management and organization skills to WCA. She joined WCA staff in September 2016 and serves as administrative & member services manager. Jackie plays a key role in WCA Continuing Education events, assisting members with questions, registrations, and class preparation. She is also the main office receptionist and takes care of billing, accounts receivable, and office contracts. In the past, Jackie has worked as an Office Manager at SSM Dean Health and Network Equipment Techologies (Manhattan), where she gained most of her experience. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and in her spare time, enjoys gardening, music, art, and exercise. She has two children and lives in McFarland, WI.

David Bobka

Communications & Marketing Manager

dbobka@wichiro.org

David Bobka serves as WCA's Communications and Marketing Manager, a position he also held from 2017-18. David has many years' experience working in Communications for state healthcare/trade associations in Wisconsin, formerly optometry and now Chiropractic. At WCA, he has worked on internal and external communications; WCA marketing efforts; member communications; legislative advocacy, policy and affairs; writing articles and handling layout for the WCA magazine, and more. David has a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.