Jennifer is an expert in the trade show industry, garnering accolades for strategic leadership, increasing revenue and producing events at leading trade show management companies. She worked for National Trade Productions for over 20 year and then in 2012 joined Vinnie Politio at VP International to help U.S. News and the Houston CVB launch events. In 2014, Jennifer launch Taffy Events Strategies, a show management company. In 2021, she joined forces with Rick McConnell to launched Trifecta Events.
Jennifer was a board member for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and served as Membership Chair, Program Chair and Chairman of the Board for the IAEE Capital Chapter and served as Chairman of the Board for the Major American Trade Show Organizers (MATSO). She also participates in committees to develop programming for SISO.
Jennifer has been recognized for her achievements with numerous awards including:
International Association of Exhibitions & Events Merit Award
Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Award
2018 IAEE Woman of Achievement
“Next Generation of Leaders” distinction by Tradeshow Week magazine