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Meet the Meeting Manager: Amy E. Forgette

By Amy E. Forgette

Amy is the UPA Annual Meeting Manager.

Amy E. ForgetteAs long as you’re meeting the newbies at the UPA Office, take a moment to say hello to Amy Forgette. You may not ever have direct contact with her but if you attend the UPA Annual Meetings (and you should!), you more than likely you will run into her.

What has she done for me lately?
Amy Forgette (Say “for-zhet”, not “for-getty”) is UPA’s Annual Meeting Manager, responsible for all logistical aspects of the meeting. She handles all interactions and arrangements with the hotel (from determining how many rooms are available for conference sessions and making sure appropriate sleeping rooms are available for attendees to planning the menus and overseeing events onsite and everything in between). Amy also handles all paperwork (release forms, equipment requests, required contracts, etc) for the Invited/Keynote Speakers and conference presenters. In addition, she manages the site selection process for future meetings, conducting research on locations and venues and making recommendations.

Professionally…
Amy spent her undergrad years at Purdue University, graduating with a double major in Professional Writing and Communication (PR). She later attended Roosevelt University and earned an MS degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. In her last role, she managed domestic and international tradeshows, conferences, events, regional meetings and the annual User Group meeting for an industry-leading library management software company.

Personally…
Gardening, cooking, reading, flea-marketing, traveling – you might think that Amy’s interests make her sound a little older than her years. But then she’ll be quick to tell you she’s an avid hockey fan who adores the Chicago Blackhawks (win or lose), can’t talk “stats” to save her life but can yell “Hit ‘em!” louder than anyone … and married her husband even though he claims the Red Wings are the greatest hockey team around.

What if I want to say hello (or I have a question about the Annual Meeting)?
You can reach Amy at the UPA Office by telephone (630-980-4997) or by email at meetings@upassoc.org.

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