Meeting Contract Specialist
Ashley is a meeting contract specialist who works with the retail operations and support staff teams to source and contract the venues for 20 Group meetings. From 11 years of working with the ever-changing hotel market, Ashley knows the importance of relationship-building and employing many powerful negotiation techniques. She is always looking for ways to reduce costs and liabilities for NCM’s 20 Group clients.
Ashley relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after five years working at NCM headquarters in Kansas City as a client services and meeting coordinator. Excited to continue her work with NCM as the first member of the meeting contract team, she now works with her teammates to streamline hotel sourcing and transform the NCM contract process. Ashley attends relevant industry events to network, get market updates, and visit potential 20 Group meeting venues. She is recognized by her colleagues as an expert in her field, specifically regarding contract verbiage.
Ashley enjoys reading, volunteering with a local cat spay/neuter clinic (and fostering adorable kittens), and playing My Little Ponies with her daughter, Lyra.