Greetings! As the senior director of business development, I work closely with the Academy’s corporate partners and industry sponsors to help them build their brands and grow their businesses by connecting with the Academy’s members. I also help our partners and sponsors to engage in the organization, share their expertise, and provide valuable educational opportunities to the members. I truly enjoy building relationships and strive to viewed as “an extension” of their teams, working collaboratively to develop their strategies, make the most of their available resources, and accomplish their goals.
In working with our industry supporters, I secure a portion of the Academy’s annual revenue, which is critical to the Academy’s ability to advance the field of audiology and provide even better member benefits, top-notch education, and outstanding events and networking opportunities. As such, I work closely with the Academy’s meetings and education team as well as its marketing and communications staff to deliver those things. In addition, I contribute to the AAA Foundation’s operations, working toward its mission to promote philanthropy in support of public awareness, research, and education in audiology and hearing and balance science.
Prior to joining the Academy staff in June 2018, I had 14 years of experience working for nonprofit organizations, 12 of which had been in business development, specifically. I’m proud to support the field of audiology and work with such a talented group of individuals who care about the membership and the patients they serve.