Who is AENC Young Professionals - FUEL?

AENC Young Professionals - FUEL

In 2012 AENC launched FUEL (Fostering Unity among Emerging Leaders), a group to address the needs of AENC’s younger demographic and emerging leaders. AENC Young Professionals – FUEL was conceived as a vehicle to bring young AENC members and together to strengthen their relationship and involvement with AENC.

AENC Young Professionals – FUEL's charge is to create opportunities for tomorrow’s association leaders, giving them a chance to interact both professionally and socially with more established professionals, while providing avenues to develop organizational leadership skills that will be essential for association management in the future.

AENC Young Professionals – FUEL’s mission is Connect. Grow. Lead.

AENC Young Professionals – FUEL Networking Event - Clouds Brewing, Raleigh

Photo: AENC Young Professionals – FUEL Networking Event - Clouds Brewing, Raleigh
(Event sponsor: Greenville-Pitt County CVB. Complimentary drink tickets provided by Great Wolf Lodge.)

AENC Young Professionals – FUEL Members

Amanda WujcikAmanda Wujcik (Chair)

NC Retail Merchants Association
Director of Events & Social Media

Tiffani SheppardTiffani Sheppard (Vice Chair

Pinehurst Resort
Director of National Accounts

Allie Whisnant Allie Whisnant (Secretary)

NC Association of CPAs
Marketing Coordinator

Brandi Gerew, CAE, CMP (*Ex Chair) 

Capitol Hill Management Services
Senior Account Executive 

Kayla BarnaKayla Barna

Trauma Center Association of America
Director of Membership

Thomas BugbeeThomas Bugbee

NC Outdoor Advertising Association
Executive Director

Amanda DavisAmanda Davis

Blue Sky eLearn
Business Development Manager

Melissa Fallis (Vice Chair)Melissa B. Fallis 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Director of Sales & Marketing

Alexandra FetisovaAlexandra Fetisova

North Carolina Chiropractic Association
Director of Business Development

Forrest HowardForrest Howard

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
Sales Manager

Alisha McKenzieAlisha McKenzie

SpringHill Suites Durham Chapel Hill
Director of Sales

Lauren MillerLauren Miller

Raleigh Convention Center
Sales Manager


Sarah RoysterSarah Royster

North Carolina Nurses Association
Manager of Association Operations

Jessica SmithJessica Smith

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
Senior Sales Manager

Najauna WhiteNajauna White

Durham CVB
National Sales Manager

Paul SheehanRachel Whitten

Greenville-Pitt County CVB
Director of Sales and Services



For more information about AENC Young Professionals – FUEL, email [email protected].

 Connect. Grow. Lead.