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  •  Mary Foley
     President, AASBCR®

    Mary started her telephone career as a management trainee at Illinois Bell.  Over her 31-year career, she held a
    variety of jobs in Operator Services, Public Relations, Marketing and Operations at Illinois Bell,  Ameritech Services and Ameritech International.  Following retirement from SBC Mary has worked as an independent  business  consultant and Myers-Briggs Instructor. She has also taught adult ESL classes at College of DuPage. She is married and has two children and three grandchildren and lives in the western suburbs of Chicago. 

  • Kathy Nehrenz,
    Vice President - Finance

    Before accepting the role of VP Finance, Kathy volunteered with AASBCR® for several years, working as the Database Administrator.

    Kathy began her career of over 31 years in the payroll department at Ohio Bell as a Payroll Clerk. Over the years, she worked in the Network Planning and Engineering Department as an Administrative Specialist in both the Corporate Taxes group and the Construction Budget group. She also spent some time in Operator Services before moving on to the Access Services Group as a Technical Specialist. She retired in 2001 from Ameritech/SBC. Kathy lives in the Cleveland area and is an active member of the local Pioneer group.


  • Secretary
    The Board Secretary position is currently vacant and AASBCR® is seeking an interested volunteer to fill this position. If you are interested please get in touch with President Mary Foley at

  •  Vice President - Technology


Tom Gray

Vice President – Legislation

Over his 30-year career at Ameritech, Tom held a variety of jobs in operations, marketing, strategy, and international business development.  Following his retirement from Ameritech, Tom has worked as a management consultant, business broker and MBA Professor.  Tom has also been an interim CEO and Director at two small NASDAQ companies. Nowadays he is an avid golfer, a volunteer for local non-profits, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Nancy, their three children and their families. 

Ron Widlewski

Vice President – Membership

Ron Widlewski began his Ohio Bell Telephone (OBT) career in 1965 and held a variety of engineering positions until his retirement in 1996. He then went on to work for Third Federal Savings where he managed their voice and data infrastructure retiring in 2011 as an Information Security officer and an IT Auditor.

Since 2011, Ron has been active coaching girls high school softball and basketball. Ron has two children, three grandchildren, two great-children, two dogs and lives in the suburbs of Cleveland.

Job descriptions

Article IV



Section 1 Officers:  The officers of the Association shall consist of a Board of Directors numbering six as defined below. The elected Board upon being duly sworn in will choose the President of the Board.


Section 2 Duties, Vice-President Membership. The Vice-President Membership:

- Maintain current membership and solicit new members.

- Prepare and track member dues requests.

- Reach out to delinquent members in order to bring them back.

- Assist members who have difficulty with the renewal process.

- Participate as a member of the AASBCR® Board.


Section 3      Duties, Vice-President Legislation & Regulation.  The Vice-President Legislation & Regulation shall:

a) Develop and propose positions regarding legislative and benefit issues.

b) Develop Legislative Ledgers in order to communicate to members the impact of current and pending legislation.

c)   Participate on the NRLN Board as a representative of AASBCR® including membership on Legislative and Regulatory Subcommittees.

d) Participate as a member of the AASBCR® Board.


Section 4      Duties, Vice-President Finance. The Vice-President Finance shall:

a)  Develop an annual budget with input from the Board.  Make recommendations to Board for budget modifications based on on-going results.

b)  Publish monthly financial statements for board review and approval. Publish Quarterly Budget Status reports.

c)  Receive and disperse monies, pay all bills, and record appropriately. Maintain accounts in Quick Books. Represent AASBCR® to Pay Pal regarding Credit Card processing.

d)  Represent the Association to all financial entities. Reconcile all financial accounts monthly.

e) Prepare annual state and federal income tax returns via the CPA. File tax returns prepared by CPA.

f)    Collect membership renewals, changes and new membership information from PO Box and reconcile dues paid by credit cards with on-line credit card process.

g) Appoint director to establish, maintain and administer all AASBCR® domain email addresses and passwords. Monitor and clear accounts as required.

h) Participate as a member of the AASBCR® Board.


Section 6        Duties, Vice-President Communications. The Vice-President Communications shall:

a)   Assure that all outbound communications from AASBCR® are In agreement with the principles of the Association and provide the appropriate focus and message. Maintain standard AASBCR® document formats.

b)   Review and edit all documents (Blue Bulletins, Legislative Ledgers, Newsletters and other communications to members) written by various SMEs and for publication by AASBCR®.

c)   Publish and distribute documents in electronic/paper format.

d)   Review and advise on public speeches made by Board members and other representatives of AASBCR® as requested.

e)   Participate as a member of the AASBCR® Board.


Section 7      Duties, Secretary.  The Secretary shall:

a)  Ensure accurate and sufficient documentation to meet legal requirements.

b)  Record minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy, and availability, purposes policies and practices.

c)   Ensure that the records of the organization and official records are maintained as required by law. Maintain current documents at one site.

d) Ensure that an up-to-date copy of the Bylaws is available at all meetings.

e) Ensure that proper notification is given of directors' and members' meetings as specified in the Bylaws. The Secretary manages the general correspondence of the Board of Directors except for such correspondence assigned to others.

f)   May be designated by the Board of Directors and/or bylaws as one of the signing officers for certain documents.  May be the registered agent to receive legal notice to AASBCR®.

g) Maintain annual calendar.

h) Participate as a member of the AASBCR® Board.


Section 8 Duties, President.  The President shall:

a) Set agenda and preside over Board meetings.

b) Appoint committee members with Board suggestions and approval.

c)  Assure that all inbound communications to AASBCR® are acknowledged and handled by the appropriate Subject Matter Expert (SME).

d)  Review email and U.S. mail messages and respond or forward to appropriate SME.

e) Be responsible for official correspondence and communications of the Association and be the primary spokesman for the Association. Negotiate on behalf of the Association.


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