While these event professionals you will learn more about are young, there is much everyone in the industry can learn from them. They are proactively changing the world for the better through conference, meetings and other events. No wonder they are worthy members of the 2018 40 Under 40.
Meet the next generation of leaders, these “Class Acts.” Learn how they got here and imagine where they, our industry and our world are going.
39 • Director of Marketing LMI Solutions Phoenix
33 • Director of Exhibits and Sponsorships National Defense Industrial Association Arlington, Virginia
38 • Sales Manager Explore Gwinnett Duluth, Georgia
37 • Conference and Events Manager Drug Policy Alliance New York City
26 • Conference Services Manager Destination DC Washington, D.C.
36 • Director of California State Association Sales Visit Sacramento Sacramento, California
39 • Senior Vice President of Marketing Fonteva Washington, D.C.
29 • Director of Sales—Meetings and Events, Americas Radisson Hotel Group Bozeman, Montana
33 • Meeting Planner American Society of Anesthesiologists Chicago
36 • Account Manager McVeigh Global Meetings and Events New York City
25 • CEO InEvent Wilmington, Delaware
37 • President The Event Company Sioux Falls, South Dakota
35 • Conference and Event Manager AMR Management Services Lexington, Kentucky
26 • Business Events Manager RIMS New York City
23 • Conference Services Coordinator Partnership for Public Service Washington, D.C.
38 • Executive Director American Institute of Architects, San Francisco and The Center for Architecture + Design San Francisco
32 • Associate Director, Housing Operations and Facilities University of Miami Miami
36 • Executive Director International Society for Computational Biology Leesburg, Virginia
25 • Project Specialist Michigan Realtors Lansing, Michigan
37 • Senior Director, Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe Phoenix
38 • Conferences Manager NMAC Washington, D.C.
36 • Associate Director of Events National Correctional Industries Association Crownsville, Maryland
37 • Senior Association Manager Fusion Marketing Dallas
29 • Sales Manager Oklahoma City CVB Oklahoma City
35 • Vice President, Event Services Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company Indianapolis
35 • Meeting Planner Pulmonary Hypertension Association Hyattsville, Maryland
30 • Director, Events and AV Overland Park Convention Center Overland Park, Kansas
37 • CEO Greenfield Services Belleville, Ontario, Canada
35 • Regional Director of National Accounts NYC & Company New York City
39 • CEO, Director of Corporate Travel and Events EMC² Travel Planners Wylie, Texas
34 • Executive Director International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Milwaukee, Wisconsin
33• Director of Meetings and Marketing Association for Accessible Medicines Washington, D.C.
34 • CEO, Lead Design Pilar & Co. Alexandria, Virginia
38 • National Sales Manager—Multicultural Meet AC Atlantic City, New Jersey
37 • Director of Meetings and Events ACA International St. Paul, Minnesota
39 • Vice President of Sales Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
37 • Director of Sales The Entertaining Company Chicago
27 • Event Manager Redstone Agency Toronto
34 • Events Manager e-Builder Fort Lauderdale, Florida
34 • High School Division Director DECA Reston, Virginia
About the 40 Under 40 process: Nominations are submitted by colleagues and peers through Connect Association’s website. They are then reviewed by Connect’s editors, and finalists are vetted before the final list is selected for publication. Honorees must be under the age of 40 as of July 15, 2018.