2021 – 2022 Annual Conference Committee


The Conference Planning Committee serves the association and supports Midwest ACE as it pursues its mission. Together with Midwest ACE headquarters team, the committee is charged with planning and implementing a high-quality program that focuses on providing attendees the opportunity for professional development, networking and benchmarking. The Conference Planning Committee also plays a critical role by providing the opportunity for members to “get involved” in the conference.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and select all workshop and educational session contents/programming and soliciting speakers.
  • Assist headquarters in implementing conference marketing strategies.
  • Provide updates for the Annual Conference webpage and work with headquarters to make sure the webpage features and communicates conference details and local information.
  • Plan and coordinate banquets, receptions, and other social events in coordination with the Entertainment and Transportation Committees.

Board Liaison

Monica Hood, President-Elect

Committee Members


Oscar Garcia, Aspira Consulting
Craig Turner, University of Toledo


Samantha Martin, Ball State University

Muge Tuna
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

Jaymee Lewis-Flenaugh
Miami University

Amanda Cox
University of Illinois-Urbana

Brian Neighbors
University of Illinois-Urbana

Kevin Douglas
University of Illinois-Urbana


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