2019 40 Under 40: Aquera Agee, Association for Accessible Medicines

Aquera Agee is associate manager of meetings at Association for Accessible Medicines. 

Aquera Agee

Aquera Agee, 31, works in Washington, D.C., as associate manager of meetings at Association for Accessible MedicinesAs a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Agee discusses her passion for the events industry.

What I do: I like to say that I am the face of the conferences. I am the one you call for help with registration, exposition booths, payments and assistance in booking the hotel. I am also the face you see when you arrive at the event hotel.

How I got here: I started off at my association as the receptionist in 2011. Then, I would assist the meetings department with small projects. Slowly but surely, I became more involved with the conferences being planned and was promoted early in 2012.

Impressive stats: The business exposition hall has doubled since I’ve began. We had to start creating a waitlist.

What I am working on now: Right now, I am working toward my CMP certification along with planning the next big conference.

What I do outside of work: I enjoy binge-watching shows on Netflix and reading. I am a huge dog lover and spend a lot of time outdoors with my dog.