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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 and Community Relations Coordinator
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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 45+ 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

Director of Programs and Services
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I am responsible for NACE's education and certification programs including our webinars, Business Academies and the Certified Professional in Catering and Events designation. In addition, I manage the speaker process for the Experience Conference and Expo.

Crystal Irwin

Program Coordinator
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I support NACE's education and certification programs including the Certified Professional in Catering and Events designation and Business Academies. I also support Evolve and Experience Conference and Expo.

Christen Jones

Project Coordinator
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I provide support for the NACE Board of Directors, the Foundation of NACE, and the overall administration of the organization. 


Lauren Williams
Membership Development and Chapter Services Manager
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I support the membership and chapter services programs by developing valuable membership resources and serving as the national liaison to chapter leaders.   

Anna Silveira

Marketing, Communications, 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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