100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Colleen Phalen

Executive Vice President, Program Development and Meetings

Colleen Phalen is the Executive Vice President, Program Development and Meetings for DMAI. Phalen is a Meetings professional with a 20-year work history of directing conventions ranging from 1,300 attendees to 140,000 attendees with a focus on adult learning and experiential networking.

Phalen was previously Senior Director, Meetings and Conventions at the American Association for Justice. Known for her innovation and execution, she re-branded and reinvented the meetings and conventions program resulting in increased revenues and member satisfaction.  She worked closely with volunteers, executive staff and nationally known political figures and speakers. 

Prior to the American Association for Justice, Phalen has worked at the Consumer Electronics Show, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Freeman Decorating. 

Phalen is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM) and a current member of PCMA, IAEE and MPI.