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Work History

Apr 2015Nov 2015

Membership Consultant

Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)

MHPA develops and advances public policy that improves access and delivery of quality health care to Medicaid enrollees while prudently managing taxpayer dollars.

  • Developing a marketing campaign to rebrand the association
  • Expanding the meetings platform to enhance value of the association
  • In conjunction with the membership and meetings committee and internal staff, developing the program for MHPA's Annual Conference
  • Assisting the President & CEO with  membership retention and recruitment
  • Non-member health plan membership and sponsorship sales
Nov 2011Mar 2015

Director, Meetings & Member Services

Commercial Real Estate Finance Council(CREFC)

CREFC is the trade association for the $3. 1 trillion commercial real estate finance industry. More than 250 companies and 5, 500 individuals are members of CREFC.

  • Managed a $7.5M annual budget for meetings and sponsorship
  • Planned 2 major conferences per year with 1, 200-1, 700 attendees concurrently with 25-30 smaller meetings ranging from 50-300 attendees
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning and executing meetings including; site selection, contract negotiation, marketing , onsite materials, room configuration, food & beverage and audio visual.
  • Developed panel topics, moderators and speakers for 4 larger conferences
  • Worked with the President & CEO plus association members to retain and recruit new members
  • Increased sponsorship by 49% for the 2014 January Conference
  • Managed a staff of 3; reported directly to the President & CEO
Dec 2008Nov 2011

Director, Administration & Meetings

National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM)

NAREIM members manage investment capital on behalf of third party investors in commercial real estate assets such as office, retail, multi-family, industrial and hotels. Collectively, NAREIM members manage over a trillion dollars of investments assets.

  • Restructured the association's meeting schedule to be more efficient and profitable
  • Had sole responsibility for the logistics, support and successful execution of 4 high profile meetings in DC and various cities throughout the United States
  • Researched, selected and implemented a new database software system to manage membership
  • Developed a marketing plan to include a new website and logo
  • Maintained monthly records in QuickBooks
  • Prepared quarterly and yearly financial statements, including budget
  • Handled office management responsibilities
  • Reported directly to the CEO
Aug 2007Dec 2008

Manager, Meetings & Education

Federal Bar Association

The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.

  • Planned 8 to 10 meetings per year ranging from 50-1,000 attendees for a 16, 000 member organization
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning and executing meetings including all on site materials, staff schedules, room sets, food and beverage, audio visual requirements and program evaluations
  • Managed budgets, established dates, selected and reserved event sites, negotiated contracts, managed registration, exhibitors and speakers, and coordinated transportation and parking
  • Coordinated with marketing to handle the promotion of events, promotional brochures, and distribution of materials, ads and a website calendar
  • Reported directly to the Executive Director
Aug 2005Aug 2007

Catering Manager

Embassy Suites Hotel
  • Developed and implemented sales strategies for attracting new and
  • Negotiated contracts with clients to exceed sales goals by 16% in 2006
  • Recruited the largest legislative reception in the state from our leading competitor to our hotel
Feb 2005Jul 2005

Sales Manager Trainee

JCPenney

Education

Aug 2000Dec 2004

B.S. Marketing Management - Pamplin College of Business

Virginia Tech
Aug 2001Dec 2004

B.S. Clothing & Textiles - Merchandising Management

Virginia Tech