Shawna McKinley is a sustainability specialist who believes in the power of events to make the world a better place. In her work as Director of Sustainability at MeetGreen®, she helps event professionals take practical, smart steps to improve their events through zero waste and carbon conscious choices that generate social good, business value, and happy event participants. You can catch more about her adventures in event sustainability on her blog, Eventcellany.
Originally from Waukegan, IL, Senter earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing communications from Columbia College Chicago. She has been a marketing and communications professional from more than 15 year. Prior to joining Association Forum of Chicagoland in February, 2013, Senter spent the previous 8 years in various roles of increasing responsibility at the supplemental educational publisher, ETA hand2mind, where she received the Rookie of the Year Award in 2005 and the Marge Goldman ‘Attitude is Everything’ Award in 2010. Senter is a member of the Business Marketing Association Chicago where she currently serves on the membership committee and is also a member of ASAE, IAEE and AM&P.