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MABA Staff

Chad Lawler | Executive Director

Chad Lawler is an experienced and accomplished association, legal, and government relations professional who has assisted clients on local, county, state and federal issues.

After serving as MABA's Director of Government Affairs starting in 2016, Mr. Lawler was named Executive Director in 2018.  During his tenure with the Association, MABA saw substantial growth in membership, revenue, and member and community engagement.  Mr. Lawler has led the Association in a major workforce development initiative with the Boys & Girls Club, while consistently introducing new initiatives to modernize and diversify the Association and Industry.  Mr. Lawler is a Director-At-Large with the Executive Officers Council (EOC) through NAHB.

He resides in Rome, WI with his wife, Kelly; son, Reid; and daughter, Avery.

Phone: (608) 288-1135


Lisa Kratz | Operations Manager

Lisa Kratz joined MABA in July, 2018 as the Operations Manager. She comes to us with an extensive background in non-profit accounting and contract management.

Prior to joining us Lisa worked for the Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, a 501(c)(3) in Madison, WI, for over 23 years. As their Chief Financial Officer she provided all accounting functions for the organization and its subsidiaries, including financial statement preparation, budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and participation in the annual audit. As their Director of Operations she managed down payment and rehab loan programs that provided over $55 Million to over 10,000 Wisconsin households, and consulted with many cities, counties, and states on their federally funded programs.

Lisa is a graduate of Edgewood College in Madison, WI with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Phone: (608) 288-1134


Brooke Ferrell-Parisi | Events & Office Manager

Brooke joined MABA in January 2024 as the Events & Office Manager.

Brooke joins our staff as a graduate of the UW-Madison Business School and was a student-athlete on the Women’s Golf team. She brings with her great experience in marketing, membership and event management.

In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two Goldendoodles. She also loves to play golf and cheer on the Badgers!

Phone: (608) 288-1133 ext. 16


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