CMP, DES, QAS, CVEP
Program Manager, Meetings Manager, Competitions Coordinator
Michelle is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and uses her comprehensive knowledge of meetings management to enhance the experiences of ASMI clients. She is the associate director for NAGC and assists the NAGC executive director with board relations, while managing the awards competition and annual school. IAEM, NASEMSO, AVEM and PEMA® use her skills as their meetings manager. For IAEM, Michelle assists with the annual meeting, registration, awards, and volunteers. Prior to employment with ASMI, Michelle worked for the State Department (Refugee Affairs Advisor), USAID (Program Manager), Boston University, several non-profits, and operated a catering firm for 13 years, as well as serving as a pastry cook at a Ritz Carlton Hotel. She has a B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Arizona and has completed graduate studies in Social Anthropology at Boston University. Michelle earned the Certified Meeting Planner certification in 2012. In 2014, she earned the Certified Virtual Event Planner designation from ICohere Academy. In 2015, Michelle became a Digital Event Strategist by successfully competing the DES certificate program. She has Professional Culinary Arts Certification and Professional Pastry Arts Certification. She joined ASMI in 2007.