Meeting Management Associates, Inc.

MMA is a women-owned business that specializes in convention, meeting and event planning along with convention analysis and lead management. Our company mission is to be a recognized leader in strategic and logistic services for conventions, meetings and events. Emphasis is on exceptional personalized service tailored to meet individual clients’ needs, to continually improve processes and cost efficiencies while partnering with clients and functioning as an extension of their company.

At MMA, we have 18 experienced team members in the healthcare meeting and convention planning arena. MMA’s home office is located in beautiful Sherburne, NY and has remote offices around the country. In addition, we utilize a number of travel directors on an as needed basis in various cities for on-site assistance.

Employees of MMA are encouraged to attend convention-related courses and work toward completing their Certified HealthCare Meeting Professional (CMP-HC), Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM), Certified Manager of Exhibits (CME) certifications. We are members of the HealthCare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) and Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) and as such attend webinars and stay up-to-date with all industry trends. As a company, we stay in tune of all PhRMA Code, OIG and AMA guidelines and subscribe to Pharmaceutical Executive as well as attend courses relating to PhRMA Code rules and regulations. In addition, due to our relationship with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, we are required to understand ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) guidelines.

 

Meet Our Team

  • Women’s Business Enterprise Certified (WBENC)
  • Certified Meeting Professional Healthcare (CMP-HC)
  • HealthCare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA)
  • Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM)
  • Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI)
  • ceir
Janice Bays
Janice Bays
President
Janice Bays
President
CTSM | CME | CMP
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Janice has over 32 years experience in the meeting and convention management arena and is founder of Meeting Management Associates.

She was a convention/meeting manager at Procter & Gamble with emphasis on the healthcare arena. She was Project Manager and then Executive Director of MHAUS, a non-profit organization while simultaneously managing and growing MMA.

Janice has a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Janice has certification as a Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) through University of San Francisco and a Certified Exhibit Manager (CEM) through TS2.

Oria Bays
Oria Bays
ASSOCIATE
Oria Bays
ASSOCIATE
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Oria has worked for the company in various capacities since 2011. Currently he is an integral part of our association clients’ marketing campaigns working across multiple platforms. He leads the team in navigating the ever changing environment of marketing jargon.

Oria earned his BS degree in Business/Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2015.

Mackenzie Baciuska
Mackenzie Baciuska
ASSOCIATE
Mackenzie Baciuska
ASSOCIATE

Mackenzie serves as a Convention Coordinator with Meeting Management Associates, primarily managing regional level convention programs.  Prior to working at MMA, Mackenzie attended Mohawk Valley Community College and furthered her education while attending SUNY Canton majoring in finance and accounting.  She has had many years of customer service experience along with some experience in managing small events.

Brenda Bowling
Brenda Bowling
Director
Brenda Bowling
Director
CTSM
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Brenda is the Director of our convention area. The convention team currently manages more than 150 conventions per year. Brenda is instrumental in identifying cost efficiencies, streamlining processes and developing strategic initiatives for MMA’s clients.

She has a BS degree in Communications from Alfred University. Brenda has her certification as a Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) through Northern Illinois University.

Craig Brewer
Craig Brewer
Associate
Craig Brewer
Associate

Craig brings 16 years of customer facing workforce experience to the MMA team including, four years overseeing all aspects of production and distribution of a wide variety of promotional products for both private and corporate events.

More recently Craig worked in the communications industry where he spent over 5 years building customer relations and assessing their needs to keep up with the demand of an ever evolving industry.

Danika Clair
Danika Clair
Associate
Danika Clair
Associate
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Danika joined Meeting Management Associates in November of 2015. She currently serves the role of a Convention Coordinator.

Danika carries with her a broad range of experience including non-profit administration, distribution management and human services. In each capacity she has most enjoyed opportunities to coordinate special projects and events and is excited to now utilize those skills with MMA and our clients.

Kyra Collier
Kyra Collier
Associate
Kyra Collier
Associate
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Kyra joined Meeting Management Associates in July 2014 as a Meeting Coordinator and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the College at Brockport. During her time at Brockport she coordinated on-campus events and managed numerous activities in their Student Union.

Prior to joining the MMA team, Kyra was a Marketing Specialist and managed the online presence of her national clients via customized websites, social media accounts and email marketing campaigns.

Denise Crandall
Denise Crandall
Associate
Denise Crandall
Associate
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Denise joined Meeting Management Associates in 2012 and serves as a convention coordinator, managing regional convention programs.

Prior to joining MMA, Denise served as the Alumni & Advancement Services Assistant and a Campus & Residential Life Office Assistant at SUNY Institute of Technology.

Denise has a BS degree in Business Administration through SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY.

Sheryl Davis
Sheryl Davis
Associate
Sheryl Davis
Associate
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Sheryl has been with Meeting Management Associates since October 2002. She has worked in various capacities throughout the years and was instrumental in the development and management of a 900 state/local/regional convention program that resulted in significant cost savings to the client. Sheryl currently manages logistics for a variety of regional conventions.

Prior to Meeting Management Associates, Sheryl worked at BOCES as a data entry clerk for the School Library System and was instrumental in automating the school libraries within the BOCES region.

Lisa Denton
Lisa Denton
Director
Lisa Denton
Director
CMP | CT
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With over 18 years experience in the meeting and convention management arena working for Meeting Management Associates. Lisa is the Director of our sales department and is active in the special projects arena of the company along with keeping abreast of latest trends in the industry.

She is a Certified Meeting Planner through Meeting Planners International and a Certified Toastmaster.

Ashley Fuller
Ashley Fuller
Director
Ashley Fuller
Director
CMP
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Ashley joined MMA in September 2009 and currently serves as the Director of the Association Department. She manages logistics for client programs of many sizes. She is also the Director of the Promotional Department providing clients with custom imprinted merchandise.

Ashley is a Certified Meeting Professional through the events industry council. She holds her BA degree in Hospitality Business from SUNY Delhi.

Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly
Associate
Ryan Kelly
Associate
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Ryan joined Meeting Management Associates in 2011 and currently serves as a meeting coordinator. He manages many meetings each year including but not limited to Investigator Meetings, Debrief Meetings, Slide Reviews, Investor Relation Meetings and Steering Committee Meetings.

Prior to joining MMA, he worked in his family’s business assisting in the upkeep and renovation of numerous estates. Ryan has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Lori Koblanski
Lori Koblanski
Associate
Lori Koblanski
Associate
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Lori joined Meeting Management Associates in April 2015 and is in the role of a Convention Coordinator.

Prior to joining MMA, Lori has worked in many different industries, including chemical, construction, and online marketing businesses. She brings over 25 years of administrative and customer service background to her position.

Jennifer Lampe
Jennifer Lampe
Manager
Jennifer Lampe
Manager
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With her BS degree in Communications from Oneonta State University, Jennifer joined Meeting Management Associates in September 2011.

Prior to joining Meeting Management Associates, Jennifer served as the Event Planner at a non-profit agency. Jennifer brings to MMA a strong background in the event planning industry, with experience in planning both corporate and private events. Jennifer currently serves as an Account Manager, managing both regional and national programs for MMA.

Jill St. Pierre
Jill St. Pierre
Associate
Jill St. Pierre
Associate

Jill focuses her efforts on serving the needs of MMA’s professional association clients by building and maintaining relationships with exhibitors and sponsors who support these organizations.

She joins MMA with a foundation of diverse experience and skills honed by many years of event management in travel & tourism, hospitality & entertainment and international shipping & logistics.

Jill manages sponsorship development for our clients’ professional conventions and conferences leading to long-term partnerships.

Elise Robinson
Elise Robinson
Manager
Elise Robinson
Manager
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Elise has been with Meeting Management since 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of the Accounts Payable systems. In addition, she manages MMA’s IT systems and partners.

Elise has a BS in Applied Mathematics from SUNY Oswego. Prior to joining MMA, she worked on her family farm and at the Hall Newman Center at SUNY Oswego.

Todd Thoman
Todd Thoman
Director
Todd Thoman
Director

Thirty-two years experience as Manager at Coca-Cola comes to Meeting Management with insight into process improvements and operations development.

Todd is Director of operations managing the convention on-site process, warehouse, financial department, promotional products and office maintenance. Todd joined MMA in 1999 after ten years of on-site management on a part-time basis.

Shari Williams
Shari Williams
Director
Shari Williams
Director
CTSM
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Ten years experience in the meeting and convention management arena. Shari has four years experience as a project manager for a non-profit organization, MHAUS and three years as Executive Director of the organization.

She is completing her Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) designation through Northern Illinois University Outreach and is Director of our special client relations area for those clients that extend over into the convention management arena into the meeting planning realm.

Emily Wood
Emily Wood
Associate
Emily Wood
Associate

Emily joined Meeting Management Associates in August 2014. Emily is a member of the Association Department where she assists with managing housing programs and related services. She also plays a role in the Promotional Department providing clients with custom imprinted merchandise.

Professional Opportunities

We are always looking for exceptional individuals to join our team. We invite you to become a valued member of our company, and we thank you for bringing your professional skills to Meeting Management Associates. If you are thinking of joining Meeting Management Associates please submit your resume to humanresources@mma-inc.com.

Janice is smart and knows her stuff. She has a great personality and has the client’s interests in mind all the time. She goes the extra mile to make things happen right. She delivers as promised, on time and within budget. I have worked with Janice and she has worked for me over the course of 23 years in several companies and I recommend her enthusiastically.