Heather Sampson, CMP, DES
Heather Sampson, CMP, DES is the Founder/CEO of Aspire Meetings & Events and brings more than 20 years of event management and event technology experience to her clients. She has managed all aspects of meetings, conventions, trade shows and special events for groups of 10-10,000+.
An industry leader, she has served on numerous Boards of Directors, Committees and Task Forces throughout the meetings and associations industries, and has also shared her expertise at association executive conferences. When Heather is not producing events, she enjoys traveling with her husband John, writing, spending time with friends and family, and of course, cheering on her favorite New England sports teams.
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) since 2006
Certified Digital Event Strategist (DES) since 2016
Served as President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director on the PCMA New England Board of Directors (2011-2019)
Meetings Mean Business (MMB) Meeting Professional Task Force
Association for Women in Events (AWE) Board of Directors, 2017-2018
New England Society of Association Executives (NE/SAE) Education
Committee Chair, 2019-Present
16 Years of Trade Show Management Experience, including two years as Show Director for one of TSNN's Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States
Proven track record of growing sponsorship programs
8 Years of Experience in Medical Meetings and CME/CNE Accreditation
Skilled in Assessing and Implementing Meeting/Event Technology
Featured in the 2016 Event App Bible produced by EventManagerBlog.com, and on EventsUncovered.TV
2017 Recipient of SPIN's Inaugural "40 Over 40" Awards recognizing the contributions of meetings industry pioneers, high achievers, and trailblazing contributors