Associate Director

Paulette Wheeler

Paulette joined DMS in 2015 and currently serves as Associate Director of Membership for our security organizations. After receiving her BA in Business Administration, she served as Event Planner and Office Coordinator for the Community Mental Health Centers Association and the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association. After leaving the Association industry for 12 years to see what the for-profit world was like, she took a few years off to stay home with her two children. She is now glad to be back in the non-profit sector where every day brings new and unexpected opportunities to support the nearly 3,500 members within her three organizations.

When not at (or live-streaming) her kids’ activities, Paulette enjoys making craft cocktails, hanging outside on the deck with neighbors, and occasionally chasing a little white ball around big green spaces.



• Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service (AFAUSSS)
• Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Association (ATFA)
• International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators (IASIR)


Rockwell City, IA

What I Enjoy About My Job

I have never worked for a company that empowers and appreciates their staff as much as DMS does. I enjoy the variety of tasks in my daily work. I love supporting the AFAUSSS and ATFA members, as I am grateful for what they have done and are currently doing for our country. As I’ve just started working with IASIR, I am excited to get to know their members and support their mission.