#MemberMonday IAEEDC Chapter Feature: Amy Durkin

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Name:   Amy Durkin

Title:  Director of Association Events

Company:  National Catholic Educational Association

What are your responsibilities with your company or event? Overall management of the annual meeting, fundraising dinner, and conferences.

Tell us about your company/organization/show:  NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 150,000 Catholic educators serving 6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, and in colleges and universities.

IAEE DC Involvement (Committees, etc):  Past Chair (2011)

What drives your involvement with IAEE DC?  It is a great resource and I would not have my current job without my involvement.  I am very thankful to the chapter.

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Best IAEE DC Experience:  Serving as Chair of the Chapter

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How long have you been in the DC area?  16 years

What made you choose to live here? Job

What is your favorite place in the DC area and why?   Georgetown Waterfront

How did you first get involved in the industry?   My first job was with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as a Marketing Assistant.  They are co-owners of ConExpo/ConAgg.

Current/Past IAEE HQ involvement:  CEM Commission

What is the most interesting tradeshow other than your own that you have ever attended?

National Restaurant Association

Tradeshow Bucket List- if you could attend any tradeshow that you haven’t yet, what would it be? CES

What book are you currently reading?  Heads in Beds

What is your favorite activity in your free time?  Being with friends and family.

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Where would you most like to travel that you have never been?   Australia

 If you could have any career other than your current one, what would it be?  Can you get paid for drinking wine?

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