Location: Des Plaines
Description of Experience: Amanda graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) in Hospitality & Tourism Management.
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Languages Spoken: English
Full Bio: Amanda graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) in Hospitality & Tourism Management. She accepted a job as a Corporate Management Trainee with Hyatt Hotels Corporation and moved to Chicago shortly after graduation. After a year with Hyatt, Amanda went to work for an Association Management Company where she was introduced to the association industry. In three years, she went from an Association Coordinator to a Meetings Manager in charge of conferences, trades shows, meetings and events for three different trade associations. In April of 2011, Amanda joined ASTRA as the Meetings & Exhibits Manager and has grown her role over the last 3+ years to Associate Director of Meetings & Exhibits responsible for the planning and management of all ASTRA events to include the annual Marketplace & Academy, Board of Directors Meetings, and ASTRA’s participation at Toy Fair. Amanda continues to challenge herself in her role with ASTRA by streamlining processes and procedures and implementing new initiatives and programs focused on enhancing the attendee and exhibitor experience.