Brenda is an independent meeting planner whose major goal is customer satisfaction. She has 25 years of extensive meeting-planning experience. She has managed meetings and conventions attended by 20 to 10,000 people. Brenda’s responsibilities have included all aspects of meeting planning, from initial site selection through final billings. Her skills include managing and coordinating budgets, subcontractors, transportation, travel, lodging, registration and contracts. Brenda also has a solid background in agriculture and association management. In addition to her hands-on experience in agriculture, she has worked for Cattle-Fax, the American Sheep Industry Association, the American Water Works Association, and the U.S. Meat Export Federation.