As association industry vets, these fierce 15 over 50 have seen and endured it all. But COVID-19 handed them a new set of challenges many had never seen in their career. Not only did they survive this once-in-a-lifetime epic event, they thrived. Hear their stories of pivots, perseverance and prosperity and be inspired.
Drum roll... here are your 15 over 50 for 2021:
Director, Strategic Meetings and Events Volunteers of America (VOA) Alexandria, Virginia
Director of Meeting and Convention Marketing Discover Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
Show Director LightFair/IMC. Atlanta
President and CEO U.S. Travel Association Washington, D.C.
Meetings Manager American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Rosemont, Illinois
Vice President, Global Accounts HPN Global Indianapolis
Senior Regional Sales Executive Visit Lauderdale Brandywine, Maryland
Director of Programs Society of Architectural Historians Chicago
President Jelinek Collaborative LLC Chicago
President eventPower Tampa
Founder and CEO Planner Protect Inc. London, Ontario
Global Account Executive ConferenceDirect Orlando
President and Creative Director Elite Productions International, Laguna Niguel, California
Event Marketing Strategist sensov; Event Tech Founder Snöball Montreal
President and Founder thrive! meetings & events; Founder and Host “Eating at a Meeting” Podcast New Bern, North Carolina
Click here to see the 2020 Connect Association 15 Over 50.