The TMA team is thrilled to welcome meeting and events professional Keely Daugherty! The new Director of Meetings, Daugherty joined the small staff just ahead of McDonald’s departure. She brings nearly 10 years of experience working in meeting and events for non-profits and membership associations. Most recently, Daugherty managed conferences for the U.S. Department of Defense.
“I have always loved bringing people together to celebrate, meet, and learn. I also love seeing the organization’s hard work come together in a tangible way,” shared Daugherty, “I am excited to meet TMA members at events and create both engaging and meaningful experiences for them to network and share ideas.”
A proud graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), Daugherty is currently in the process of earning continuing education credit to obtain her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.
Outside of work, she enjoys cooking for family and friends, a good book on the beach, going to the driving range, and spending time on the Chesapeake Bay or in the Shenandoah Mountains with her dog, Wrigley.