Denise is an event management professional and master organizer. She excels at collaborating with association volunteers to reimagine “the way it’s always been done” to create amazing experiences and exceeds strategic goals for meetings, conferences and events.
Her rural Iowa background drives her values. She grew up knowing that in order to reap, you must do more than sow; you must be consistent and caring in order to have an abundant harvest. Denise is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), has a certification in crisis communication, is a certified Contract Negotiations Specialist and graduated from the Iowa Society of Association Executives Leadership Program. Denise serves on the Meeting Professional Internationals Heartland Chapter Board of Directors and is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Iowa Society of Association Executives (ISAE).
Denise lives on an acreage just outside of Huxley, Iowa, with her husband, Fred. She enjoys flower gardening, camping, hiking, coffee and spending time with her grandchildren.