40 Under 40: Sheena Kennedy, CMP

Sheena_KennedySheena Kennedy, CMP 28, Communications and Membership Manager, Association of Boards of Certification West Des Moines, Iowa Kennedy, who recently obtained her Certified Meeting Professional certification, knows what it’s like to bring in a herd. Long before she began planning the Association of Boards of Certification’s meetings, her family raised show cattle in Des Moines, Iowa, and brought the animals across the country to events. She milked that experience into a profession where she’s excelling. Winner of ABC’s 2015 Presidential Award, Kennedy manages more than 36 national and international events each year and is credited for streamlining the association’s registration process. Her peers at ABC and ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, where she volunteers, say her ideas and energy add to each organization she is involved with. “Sheena is incredibly bright, motivating, engaging and a real problem-solver,” says Janet S. McEwen, M.A., CAE, director of corporate relations at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.