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Breakout Track #3: Advancing Women in Leadership

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Tammy Kockaya CMP, CMM


Tammy Kockaya, CMP, CMM joined KPMG LLP in 2011 and serves as a Director with the Events & Meetings organization. KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International.  With more than 30,000 people, including more than 1,900 partners, KPMG LLP is a leader among professional services firms and provides audit, tax, and advisory services from close to 90 offices covering clients in all 50 states. In this role, Ms. Kockaya leads a team of 23 who are responsible for the production, management, and execution of nearly 1,000 annual market development, training, and client engagement events across KPMG’s Audit, Tax, and Advisory functions.

Prior to joining KPMG, Ms. Kockaya was Associate Director, Contracting with CEB (now Gartner) in Rosslyn, Virginia. Ms. Kockaya joined CEB in 2000 as Chief of Staff, Member Services before joining the Meetings Department as a Meeting Manager in 2001. During her nearly 11-year service at CEB, Ms. Kockaya planned and executed over 60 executive education programs a year, led or participated in numerous department and firm initiatives, was a part of the team which launched the Waterview Conference Center, and served as a team lead and personnel manager in the department.

Ms. Kockaya joined Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Potomac Chapter in 2008 and served on the board of directors for 8 years, culminating in serving as the chapter’s president in 2016-2017. Ms. Kockaya was recognized with the MPI, Potomac Chapter President’s Award in 2013. She has presented to chapter leaders during both the Chapter Business Summit, Chapter Leaders Forum, and has been featured in The Meeting Professional. From 2014-2016 Ms. Kockaya served as the Chapter Liaison for the MPI Global Foundation Board of Trustees and serves as a member of the MPI Global Board Development Committee charged with the selection of the International Board of Directors.

Prior to joining CEB, Ms. Kockaya worked for three years in the student affairs division at the University of Maryland, College Park and has a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University in College Student Personnel. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Albion College. Ms. Kockaya holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and has achieved the Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).

Ms. Kockaya lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband, Ali, and their daughter, Olivia (11).


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