2020 Connect Association 40 Under 40: Shelby Parish, CMP, CAE, IOM

Shelby Parish, CMP, CAE, IOM, 34, is meeting and events planner for DCG Communications. She is based on Washington, D.C.

Shelby Parish Connect Association 40 Under 40

Shelby Parish describes herself as focused, caring and goal-oriented. Learn more about her.

What I do:  
I plan conferences, convenings, kickoffs, consortiums and all the other five million ways you can say meetings for the National Governors Association. These meetings range from 40 to 400 people and take place across the United States. 

Impressive stats:
In 2019, I was responsible for a budget of more than $500,000 for meeting expenses, and I realized a savings of 16%. 

What I am working on now:
NGA is attempting to be more environmentally friendly in all areas of our purchasing, including in-house meetings. I am excited to move our organization away from some of the more standard options and into more creative, earth-friendly choices. 

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