About SSAM

The Self-Storage Association of Michigan (SSAM) was formed in 2007 to respond to the needs of self-storage owners and operators throughout the state. Our Mission: Through legislation, education and marketing, the Self-Storage Association of Michigan works to improve the business climate for its members and to encourage growth in all areas of the self-storage industry.

2022-2023 SSAM Board of Directors

Adam Pogoda - President
Owner/Operator '26
Pogoda Companies


Theresa Gallas - Vice President
Vendor '24
Janus International

Chad Lundberg -Treasurer/Secretary
Owner/Operator '23
The Storage Group

Jim Abraham
Owner/Operator '23
Abe's Storage

Jonathan Gilmore
Owner/Operator '26
U-Haul of Northern Michigan

Jessica Johnson
Vendor '26
Storage Business Owners Alliance

Peter Spickenagel
Owner/Operator '24
Citizen Storage



SSAM staff

William Sheffer
Executive Director 
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John Lindley
President & CEO
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Darren Ing
Director 
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Marenia Rabi
Controller 
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Lauri Brantley-Thom
Director of Communication
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Maris Brennan
Membership Director
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Gabrielle Strubhar
Marketing & Communications Director
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