Cori received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas A&M University (1995), and earned a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in January 2010, and the Certified Exhibit Manager (CEM) credential in December 2005.
Cori began her non-profit career in 2001 as the Exhibits Manager at a large, nationally-recognized non-profit in Alexandria, VA, where she learned and excelled in the fundraising and development aspects of association management through successfully selling, producing and managing two large trade shows each year. Cori moved on to oversee entire the conference function at a small non-profit, and then added the skills of Director of Marketing to her repertoire. In September of 2008, she became the Director of Meetings at the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Leading this department, Cori was responsible for one biennial conference, five biennial regional conferences, two annual meetings of the board of directors, and numerous committee meetings.
In the Fall of 2011, Cori decided to fulfill a life-long dream of owning her own business, and made that dream a reality by signing her first two clients by the end of that year.
Cori gave ten years to her college alumni organization in Washington, DC, serving a variety of positions including president. Professionally, Cori has served in a variety of volunteer leadership capacities.
References, awards, publication lists and credits, and summary of professional memberships and activities provided upon request.