Katie A. Calabrese, CMP

Vice-President, Conferences & Professional Development

Katie CalabreseKatie assumed the position of Membership Manager for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities in September 1996. After spending two years managing the activities of member recruitment and services for the organization, she became the manager of events, coordinating the professional development program and the exhibit sales for the Association's Annual Convention.

In July 2004, Katie assumed the role of Director over the entire professional development program and the annual convention activities as well as earning her certification as a Certified Meeting Professional. In 2007, she was promoted to Vice President of Conferences & Professional Development. She is a current member of the Professional Convention Management Association and the American Society of Association Executives.

Prior to joining APSCU, Katie served as the Professional Standards assistant at the Montgomery County Association of REALTORSĀ® in Rockville, Maryland. There she organized professional ethics hearings and arbitrations between realtors and brokerage firms.

Katie holds a B.A. Degree from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.


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