Deirdre L. Clemmons joined ACI-NA in April 2008 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Events and Strategic Partnerships. She oversees all aspects of ACI-NA’s extensive meetings portfolio, including the Annual Conference and Exhibition, and manages a team of professional conference planners. She also directs professional development, the expansion of education and sponsorship opportunities, and the ACI-NA Partnership Program.
Prior to ACI-NA, Clemmons directed conferences for the National Defense Industrial Association and managed conferences and events for Hanley Wood, a business-to-business media and information company. She has more than 17 years of experience in both the association and corporate meeting planning environments.
Clemmons is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and a class of 2017-19 ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar. She currently sits on the customer advisory boards for the City of Austin, Texas, Two Roads Hospitality, Travel Portland and Destinations International’s Planner Influencer Board. She is a SPIN: Senior Professionals Industry Network’s 2018:40 Over 40 award recipient and a 2019 Smart Meetings Magazine, Smart Women in Meetings industry leader award winner. Clemmons is a graduate of James Madison University, with a degree in communications.