Jennifer Parham Named Finalist for Event Planner of the Year
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Jennifer Parham, Virginia Maritime Association’s Event Coordinator, was pleasantly surprised to learn she was selected as a finalist for 2018 Event Planner of the Year by the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE), in partnership with Virginia Business.
“We all appreciate Jennifer’s work and are very pleased she was recognized by VSAE for her excellent service to our members,” said David White, Executive Vice President of the VMA.
Jennifer coordinates VMA’s Maritime Mixers, Membership Briefings, Annual Business Meeting, International Trade Symposium, Annual Banquet, as well as golf outings, summits, seminars and receptions.
“The VMA has a full calendar which continues to get busier as we grow our statewide chapters,” explained Ashley McLeod, VMA’s Vice President of Communications and Membership. “Jenn is an integral part of the team.”
Long-time VMA member Captain J. Elliott Westall of McAllister Towing shared, “Anyone that’s participated in any of the hundreds of events Jennifer has coordinated knows how thorough she is with the details. I can honestly say I’ve never attended anything orchestrated by her that wasn’t a marque symphony!”
“I’ve never enjoyed collaborating with another person as much as with Jenn. She’s reliable, intuitive, and possesses this amazing can-do attitude,” shared Laura Bird, Marketing Coordinator at the VMA.
Look for Jenn’s nomination in the featured article in Virginia Business Magazine’s October edition.