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Kimberly Kowal

Kimberly Kowal

Membership & Communications Manager

Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Membership & Communications Manager

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Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Membership & Communications Manager

• Independently manage all aspects of membership programming and initiatives including, but not limited to, solicitation announcements, compilation and database
• Serve as managing editor and writer for Government Connections magazine and for all conference and meeting publications
• Team lead on the redesign of Government Connections magazine
• Assist in developing conference mobile application
• Represent SGMP as staff liaison for chapter membership, national membership, and Government Connections committees
• Train staff to use Avectra Netforum Pro
• Use Cvent to register attendees, process payments, and run reports
• Work with accounting director to ensure member transactions are reconciled monthly
• Oversee social networking sites and dictate strategies
• Play essential role in determining website architecture and content, and website maintenance using Adobe Dreamweaver & Tortoise SVN
• Assist with determining annual budget
• Assist in national level program development including research & innovative projects
• Create event invitations, agendas, internal scripts, and surveys
• Prepare and present PowerPoint Presentations for annual conference
• Prepare and edit materials for meetings
• Responsible for smooth external communications with all SGMP chapters (31 total)

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University of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

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Master of Art, International Relations