AENC Young Professionals - FUEL

Who is 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.

FUEL Mission & Goals FUEL Charter

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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 Committee

  • TJ Bugbee
    TJ Bugbee
    Executive Director NC Outdoor Advertising Association (919)521-5100
  • Erika Gray
    Erika Gray
    PMP Global Event Specialist Virtual, Inc (910)620-1143
    Vice Chair
  • Meg Palumbo
    Meg Palumbo
    CAE Director of Customer Strategy Novi AMS (984)263-9311
  • Melissa Bucci
    Melissa Bucci
    Director of Sales and Marketing Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront (910)765-1131
  • Amanda Davis
    Amanda Davis
    CMP Chief Experience Officer Blue Sky eLearn (858)900-2283
  • Sharon D'costa
    Sharon D'costa
    MSW, MPP Fund Development and Program Director NC Dental Society (919)439-2377
  • Sarah Easley
    Sarah Easley
    CMP Events Manager NC Center for Nonprofits (919)790-1555x126
  • Brandi Gerew
    Brandi Gerew
    CAE, CMP Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor Pinnacle Financial Partners (919)624-9958
  • Forrest Howard
    Forrest Howard
    Senior Sales Manager The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel (336)955-1533
  • Rachael Lord
    Rachael Lord
    CAE Associate Executive Director NC Chiropractic Association (919)832-0611x105
  • Lauren Miller
    Lauren Miller
    National Sales Manager Raleigh Convention Center (919)996-8511
  • Lindsey Paige
    Lindsey Paige
    Owner Paige Patisserie (919)703-7939
  • Savanna Reagin
    Savanna Reagin
    MPA, AHWD, PSA, QAS Education Director NC REALTORS® (336)808-4239
  • Kathryn Short
    Kathryn Short
    Sales Manager Visit Raleigh (919)834-5900
  • Kristin Tart
    Kristin Tart
    MPA Events Project Manager ElectriCities of NC Inc. (919)760-6336
  • Margaret Worten
    Margaret Worten
    VP Client Development Southport Graphics LLC (919)650-3822