J.W. has 20+ years as an Event and Meeting Planner, organizing all aspects of meetings and events of various scope and size. Since 2015, she has served as an Event Consultant for a long-standing nonprofit client, managing logistics of their annual gala for 450 guests. From 2007-2013, she co-owned JMA Consulting LLC, a full-service conference and event management company that planned 75+ events for association, education and government clients. She managed site selection, contracts, attendee registration, speaker and VIP management, transportation, travel, audio-visual, signage, food and beverage, onsite lead and post event follow-up. She has planned events from intimate Board meetings to conferences attended by 1,000 people. Prior to owning her own business, she climbed the rankings of the event planning department at the Institute for Law and Justice. She is proficient in MS Office Suite and event management software. She has a BA from Elon University, an Event Management Certificate from George Washington University, and is a former Certified Meeting Planner.