2023-2024 Board of Directors

To contact a member of the Board of Directors email AENC CEO and Executive Director, Rich Phaneuf.

Find AENC staff contact information here.

Board of Directors

  • Phil Lucey
    Phil Lucey
    Executive Director NC Press Association (860)604-0143
  • Kathryn Barco Atkinson
    Kathryn Barco Atkinson
    CMP Director, CME & Events NC Academy of Family Physicians (919)214-9058
  • TJ Bugbee
    TJ Bugbee
    Executive Director NC Outdoor Advertising Association (919)521-5100
  • Brian McArtan
    Brian McArtan
    CEO YCC (Your Conference Connection) (910)762-4144
    Immediate Past President
  • Robert Broome
    Robert Broome
    CAE Director of Advocacy NC Association of Certified Public Accountants (919)469-1040
    Association Board Member
  • Keri Epps-Rashad
    Keri Epps-Rashad
    C2EX, AHWD Director of Strategic Partnerships and Diversity Advocacy NC REALTORS® (336)217-1049
    Association Board Member
  • Sarah Royster
    Sarah Royster
    MBA, CAE Chief Executive Officer American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc (336)380-1329
    Association Board Member
  • Adam Levy
    Adam Levy
    CAE Executive Director American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (919)933-9044
    Association Board Member
  • Trevor Johnson
    Trevor Johnson
    President NC Beverage Association (910)733-2440
    Association Board Member
  • Melissa Klingberg
    Melissa Klingberg
    CAE Account Executive THM, Your Association Management Professionals (704)365-3622x108
    Association Board Member
  • Malinda Harrell
    Malinda Harrell
    CMP Fellow, CASE Director of Sales Visit Raleigh (919)645-2668
    Affiliate Board Member
  • Ashley Pittman
    Ashley Pittman
    MBA Marketing Manager Rocky Mount Event Center (252)366-8504
    Affiliate Board Member
  • Melissa Bucci
    Melissa Bucci
    Director of Sales and Marketing Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront (910)765-1131
    Affiliate Board Member
  • Andrew Schmidt
    Andrew Schmidt
    CDME, CHME, MPA President & CEO Visit Greenville NC (252)329-4200
    Affiliate Board Member