L.G. is a program manager with expertise in association management, marketing, and business operations. For the past 15 years, she has advocated the benefits of social connection, inclusion, and health through tennis, first as part of the sport’s national governing body where she managed capacity-building programs, and most recently, for the county parks department, where she managed facility operations, staff, and year-round programming and events. During her tenure, she received one of just two employee excellence awards presented annually by the countywide parks and recreation advisory board. In years prior, she worked on behalf of municipal governments and local elected officials, overseeing an association’s national membership recruitment and retention program, and supporting delivery of member benefits through advocacy and education conferences, state chapter partnerships, and volunteer leadership committees. She has an MBA from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management and a BA in English from Kalamazoo College.