Committees are a vital part of the ESPA family. ESPA's members play an important role in building and growing the successes of the association. To join or inquire about any of the following committees, please email the committee chair.


Annual Conference
Plans the educational program for the 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville, TN

Conference Chair: Amy Cabe, Visit Spokane


Continuing Education
This committee works on the broader-based issues of educational programming within ESPA. It is not directly involved in the specifics of the Annual Conference. It is involved in setting general direction and identifying key industry trends and member educational needs, including for the monthly Webinar program.

Co-Chair: Julie Brakenbury, Greater Raleigh CVB
Co-Chair: Esther Walker-Young, Kansas City CVA


Marketing / Communications
The marketing / communications committee is involved in communications such as Event*ure and the ESPA website. This area is also involved in broader marketing issues such as the image of ESPA among employers, meeting and convention industry players and the public. The committee allows everyone an open forum to exchange article topic suggestions and strategically discuss ways to promote ESPA throughout the media.

Co-Chair: Paola Bowman, Fort Worth CVB
Co-Chair: Cristina Baca, Albuquerque CVB 

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