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Ushma Suvarnakar, MTA, CMP

Ushma Suvarnakar, MTA, CMP

Director, Meetings and Conferences

American Anthropological Association

Goal driven Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and graduate of a Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) degree with a strong background in conference and meeting management. Offers more than ten years of direct experience planning successful events, ranging from 15 attendees up to large national city-wide annual conferences...

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American Anthropological Association

Director, Meetings and Conferences

Lead logistics and operations for annual meeting of 6,000+ attendees, 10-12 spring conferences, international conferences, and up to 12 webinars annually;
Manage a $1.5 million annual meeting budget;
Negotiate and manage contracts with vendors, hotels, and other external partners;
Direct all event related projects including sales for an annual exhibition, advertising, and sponsorship programs; and
Managed all logistics for association’s inaugural biennial international conference series in Africa (DakarFutures2016 – Dakar, Senegal)

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University of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Science Business Administration, International business and marketing

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George Washington University: School of Business

Master of Tourism Administration, Tourism Administration

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