Allyson serves as Director of Conferences & Events for NVCA. Allyson has been a member of the NVCA staff since 1997 and is responsible for managing all facets of the events process, including contract negotiations, vendor management, budgeting and expense monitoring, on-site management, staff and volunteer coordination. She plays an integral role in the planning and execution of the NVCA Leadership Gala and VCs-To-DC annual conferences, quarterly board meetings, regional luncheons and other networking events throughout the year. She is the primary contact for event registration.
Prior to her current role, Allyson managed the American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth (AEEG) which was an extensive database of venture backed companies which support the public policy efforts of the NVCA. She has previously worked as a meetings manager for National Infomercial Marketing Association (NIMA) and for ComCore, a shared office and administrative services company.
Allyson holds a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation.