I am a results-oriented, creative, and energetic leader with more than 20 years of association management experience. During my tenure with AAOE, I moved our organization out from under another association, relocated the association to another state, increased our sponsorship revenue by 1000%, and tripled the staff size to manage an expanded menu of products and services, all while ensuring steady membership growth and financial stability.
I am a serial strategic visionary driven by success. I love to consistently identify and capitalize on market opportunities to maximize reach and growth potential, whether developing distinctive sponsorship opportunities tailored to potential partners or embracing a unique staff culture to attract talent to my team.
In addition to my day job, I am a frequent speaker at association industry events, presenting on a variety of topics ranging from personal branding to strategic planning and how to sell and negotiate to culture and whatever else catches my eye in the moment.
As a volunteer, I currently serve on the Foster Success and Indiana Society of Association Executives boards of directors. I have served the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in many capacities since 2011, including Chairing the Membership Section Council, and was also on my sons’ middle school PTO as a board member and president.
I’m very proud of all the awards I’ve won, but most proud of being recognized as the ISAE “Association Executive of the Year” in 2015.