2020 Connect Association 15 Over 50: Tecumseh Y. Deloney, CMP, CGMP

Tecumseh Y. Deloney, CMP, CGMP, is the senior manager of conferences and meetings for Zero to Three. She is based in Washington, D.C.

2020 Connect Association 15 Over 50: Tecumseh Y. Deloney, CMP, CGMP

Tecumseh Y. Deloney, CMP, CGMP, describes herself as reliable, efficient and tenacious. Learn more about her.

What I do:  I participate in and contribute to planning for all meetings and conferences (live and virtual); develop and disseminate request for proposals to identified properties and vendors; provide oversight management for conference logistics pre, post and on-site; manage and staff exhibit booth at national conferences.

Greatest career accomplishment: I was elected to serve in a leadership role with the Society of Government Meeting Professionals, which allows me to serve as a voice for 1,700 members on the value of their return on investment. I also represented 21st Century Expo Group’s Chief Executive Officer at the table during carpenter labor union negotiations.

Impressive stats: Utilizing a network of hotels through my membership with the Society of Government Meeting Professionals afforded me opportunities to save thousands of dollars on every meeting throughout the five-year contract award. Also, contracting multiple meetings within a year with an outside AV vendor saved 15-20% annually

Specific improvement I’ve made: I supported and helped shepherd the Early Head Start National Research Center’s government contract, from an antiquated registration process through the transition of using a ticketed pre-registration system for our annual conferences. 

What I do outside of work: I serve on the Society of Government Meeting Professionals’ National Board of Directors as Secretary and am a member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Missions Ministry and served on the 2018 Debutant Committee. 

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