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NACE Headquarters staff works to fulfill the NACE mission and help NACE members and chapters whenever needed. Our diverse and talented team is eager to hear from you!

Mailing address:
National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
P: Zoiper Click2Dial410-290-5410
F: Zoiper Click2Dial410-630-5768


Sylvia Buell

Membership Experience
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I am the first point of contact for membership services including membership applications and renewals and provide administrative assistance to NACE's 44+ chapters.


Kim Grimm

Interim Executive Director
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I oversee our entire association operations in addition to managing the governance, strategic planning, vision and long term goals of the association. I am the primary liaison with the Board of Directors and manage the NACE Foundation. I oversee the marketing, business development, and membership and chapter relations departments. I ensure that the organization's goals for those programs are met and work with staff to come up with creative and fun ways to fulfill our members' needs.

Anne Harper

Programs and Operations Director
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I oversee NACE's education and certification programs including the CPCE program and the logistics, volunteers, and education for the Experience Conference.  In addition, I also provide support for the operations of the organization including human resources, technology, accounting and administration.

Crystal Irwin

Program Coordinator
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I support NACE's education and certification programs including the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation and Business Academy online courses. I also support education and registration for NACE's Experience Conference.

Christen Jones

Chapter and Partner Relations
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I provide guidance and support to our 40+ chapters and work with chapter leaders on to ensure chapter growth. I also support and nourish relationships with NACE business partners and oversee dissemation of partner benefits to members and chapters. 

Lauren Williams

Membership Engagement
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I am responsible for supporting the delivery of member services and programs. I create and deliver affinity programs and all membership benefit programs and drive promotions to grow membership. I also manage the NACE One Awards.   

Anna Silveira

Marketing and
Technology Manager

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    I support the marketing and communication efforts of the organization as well as manage the social media outlets and campaigns. In addition, I work closely with the team on association technology projects, such as the website.

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