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RESTON, VA --(Marketwired - January 05, 2016) - Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that Carrie Meadows Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Director of Education, Training & Events, was named President of the Association for Women in Events (AWE), along with its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. AWE provides women professionals in the meetings and events industry a place for sharing best practices, networking, professional development, career advancement, and recognition.
"I am honored to be selected by the Board as the first President of the Association for Women in Events," said Abernathy. "It's difficult to find resources specifically geared toward women, and I look forward to filling this need and empowering our community."
AWE launched in March and serves the entire events industry, whether male, female, supplier, vendor, organizer, young professional or seasoned veteran. The organization looks for individuals who will share innovative ideas to become involved.
Abernathy's recent accomplishments include being named Vice Chairman of the Green Meeting Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation and Young & Aspiring Association Professional by Association Trends. She spoke as a subject matter expert at the Professional Convention Management Association's Convening Leaders 2012 conference in San Diego, and also speaks on the circuit for MPI and International Association of Exhibitions and Events as a subject matter expert in the field of personal branding for young professionals.
The new board includes meeting professionals with a variety of backgrounds, including: Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM, from Experient -- A Maritz Travel Company; Dionne Maniotes Hulsey from Tourisme Montreal; Johnnie White, CMP, from American Academy of Otolaryngology; and Julie Sullivan, CMP, CEM, from International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.
To read more about AWE and support for women in the meetings industry visit www.womeninevents.org.
For more information about Practice Greenhealth or its members, please contact Sherry MacDonald, Director of Marketing and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 870-7494.
About Practice Greenhealth:
Practice Greenhealth is the nation's leading membership and networking organization for institutions in health care that have made a commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth please visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.