2016 40 Under 40: Shameka Jennings, MTA, CMP

By Connect Staff, March 16, 2016

Shameka JenningsShameka Jennings, MTA, CMP 
26, Event and Programming Manager
National League for Nursing, Washington, D.C.

What I do: “I coordinate five to 10 events a year with an amazing team for more than 40,000 individual and
1,200 institutional members in nursing education and nurse faculty.”

How I got here: “I served as chair of the student activities board in college and quickly realized I was spending more time planning events than doing my homework. Upon graduation, I went to The George Washington University to get a master’s in tourism administration with a focus on event and meeting management.”

Next-gen idea: Seeking to increase exposure for her organization and fulfill the demand from its members for more professional development, Jennings spearheaded a team that developed a regional event model offering multiple workshops over one or two days that would travel the country bimonthly—sort of a mobile university. “We are fine-tuning the details with the intentions of rolling out in 2017.”

Giveback: In her spare time, Jennings teaches at a local community college in the hospitality program to engage the future of the industry.

(Visited 249 times, 1 visits today)

Seaport District, Boston’s largest development project, will alter more than just the city’s iconic skyline. Here's a guide to the city's new addition.

Las Vegas’ tragedy reminds us that planning ahead for security can reduce event risks and raise safety awareness for everyone.

Chattanooga President and CEO Barry E. White is witnessing firsthand how the Scenic City keeps evolving as a top destination.

Whether it's food, arts, shopping or drinking-yes, that exists here-Salt Lake City will leave you and your event attendees leaving thirsty for more.

The Latest