Anna Allen joined the Strategic Management Society in January 2019 as the Senior Program Manager. Anna supervises the SMS Annual Conference and manages the conference program, venue, and social events. She also oversees SMS Membership and manages renewal, retention, and promotional campaigns. Previously, Anna planned and managed a diverse portfolio of event projects and experiential marketing campaigns for a variety of client organizations, such as United Airlines, University of Chicago Medicine, Shedd Aquarium, and Special Olympics International. Prior to her consulting work, she served as a program coordinator, managing meeting planning and execution for the Executives’ Club of Chicago. Anna has a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. When she isn’t volunteering her event expertise to charitable organizations and friends, Anna enjoys taking on DIY projects, experimenting with new handicrafts, planning her next immersive travel experience, and bouldering at her neighborhood rock climbing gym.