How I Got Here

Ushma Suvarnakar, the director of meeting and events for the National Automatic Merchandising Association, is a seasoned meetings-industry vet.

Ushma Suvarnakar has always had a passion for the events industry. With almost 13 years of experience planning association conferences, she knows it’s all about working to create a memorable experience for attendees while also thinking about what’s next. A few stops in her career journey:

A Working History

2005-2009: Associate, Meeting Planner, at American Institute of Architects

2010-2012: National Biotechnology Conference Meeting Manager at American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences

2012-2014: Annual Meetings Manager at American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences

2015-2018: Director, Meetings and Conferences, at American Anthropological Association

2018-: Director, Meetings and Events, at National Automatic Merchandising Association

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