Provides financial oversight of the association. Prepares financial policies and reviews budget for approval by the Board of Directors.

Lisa Ward, CAE
NC Dental Society


Recommends a site for the Annual Golf Outing and assists with planning and logistics, including recruiting sponsors. 


David H. Pitkin
Business Golf Association of America, Inc.


Tim KregerVice Chair
Tim Kreger
Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association

Legislative Reception

Recommends a site for the Legislative Reception (January of odd-numbered years; April/May of even-numbered years) and assists with planning and logistics including recruiting sponsors.

Amy McConkey
NC Beverage Association

Vice Chair 
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Membership Ambassador Program

Assist with membership recruitment and retention efforts. Committee members serve as Ambassadors of AENC for new or potential members.

Nancy LoweChair 
Nancy Lowe, CMP
NC Medical Society

Vice Chair 
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Nominating Committee

Nominees for vacant board positions are determined by the Nominating Committee according to criteria established by the AENC Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

W. Alan Skipper, CAE, CMP
NC Medical Society


Professional Development

This committee develops goals and broad-based plans for AENC educational offerings, including the Annual Meeting and ongoing seminars. This committee examines how AENC’s professional development activities can continue to meet organizational goals.


Jerel Noel, CAE
FirstPoint Management Resources

Vice Chair
Jennifer Johnson, CMP 
The Johnson Meetings Group, Raleigh

Scholarship and Awards

Makes recommendations regarding AENC’s scholarship and award programs and assists with selection of recipients.

Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE
Greater Raleigh CVB


Tarshi McCoyVice Chair
Tarshi McCoy, TMP, CHSP
Greenville-Pitt County CVB

Silent Auction

Coordinates the association’s Annual Silent Auction in order to raise funds for educational scholarships for AENC members.

Mara Craft
Raleigh Convention Center


Melissa HaycockVice Chair
Melissa Haycock
Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel

Trade Show

Assists with planning and logistics of the Annual Trade Show, including recruiting exhibitors.


Rob Wheeler
Skyline Exhibits & Events/The Holt Group

Vice Chair
Karen Wall
Visit Winston-Salem

FUEL* (AENC's Young Professionals) 
* Fostering Unity among Emerging Leaders 

FUEL was conceived as a vehicle to address the needs of AENC’s younger demographic, bring young AENC members together and strengthen their relationship and involvement with AENC.


Emily Bibens Chung, CAE, MPhil
Woody Bibens & Associates

Vice Chair
Jeremy Williams
NC Bar Association

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