The most influential young people in association and specialty meetings and events are mavericks and change-makers. Our list of 2016 40 Under 40 includes next-gen planning phenoms and meetings marvels creating next-level event tech and design, as well as hospitality headliners changing the future of the industry. Prepare to be inspired.
35 ▪ Director of Professional Development
Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
28 ▪ Meeting Planner and Event Manager
34 ▪ National Account Manager
Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company
26 ▪ National Sales Manager
37 ▪ Owner
Traverse City, Mich.
38 ▪ Director of Conference and Meetings
National Association for College Admission Counseling
37 ▪ Marketing Manager
29 ▪ Event Coordinator
International Facility Management Association
36 ▪ Manager of Exhibits and Sponsorships
Society for Human Resource Management
About the 2016 40 Under 40 process: Each year, Connect Association highlights professionals who are making an early mark in the association and specialty meetings industry. Peers and colleagues submit nominations, which then are reviewed by our editors. The editors select the final 40 honorees based on nominations, references, industry involvement, career awards, honors and other factors. If you’d like to submit a nomination for next year’s 40 Under 40, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.