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Nancy Elder, CAE


Nancy ElderExecutive Vice President of Professional Development & Meetings

Joining DMAI in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Professional Development and Meetings, Nancy Elder has more than 35 years association leadership experience with emphasis on professional education development, strategic meetings management, and corporate exhibits and sponsorship.   

Prior to joining DMAI, Elder directed the meetings, education and industry relations programs at the American Society for Microbiology for 14 years, preceded by positions with the American Society for Training and Development and the American Chemical Society.

Elder is a member of both the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  She served as PCMA Chairman of the Board in 2008; PCMA Program Committee Chair in 2003; and ASAE Meetings and Exposition Council Chair in 1995.   In addition, she currently serveson ASAE's CAE Commission. She has served on multiple destination and hotel corporate advisory boards and is a frequent speaker at industry events.  She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).  Elder received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and completed a graduate business management program at American University.