2023-2024 Board of Directors

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

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Board of Directors

Phil Lucey
Phil Lucey
Executive Director NC Press Association (860)604-0143
President
Kathryn Barco Atkinson
Kathryn Barco Atkinson
CMP Director, CME & Events NC Academy of Family Physicians (919)214-9058
President-Elect
TJ Bugbee
TJ Bugbee
Executive Director NC Outdoor Advertising Association (919)521-5100
Secretary/Treasurer
Brian McArtan
Brian McArtan
CEO YCC (Your Conference Connection) (910)762-4144
Immediate Past President
Anna Beavon Gravely
Anna Beavon Gravely
Executive Director NCFREE (252)985-8254
Association Board Member
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
Director of Business Development 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