Michelle Allgauer, CAE, CMM, CMP is the Vice President of Meetings, Marketing & Education for Financial Services Institute. She spent the first few years of her career on the hotel side before switching over to associations. Since then, the majority of her career has been spent working for various associations specializing in events and education. Michelle is credentialed in the meetings industry as Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM). She also holds the Business of Meetings Certification (BOM) and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). Michelle is an active member of ASAE and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She is a Past President of the Potomac Chapter of MPI and currently serves on MPI’s International Board of Directors. She continues to stay engaged within our industry and currently holds several leadership roles within industry related organizations.