Meet the Meeting Manager: Amy E. Forgette
By Amy E. Forgette
Amy is the UPA Annual Meeting Manager.
long as you’re meeting the newbies at the UPA Office, take a moment
to say hello to Amy Forgette. You may not ever have direct contact with
her but if you attend the UPA Annual Meetings (and you should!), you more
than likely you will run into her.
What has she done for me lately?
Amy Forgette (Say “for-zhet”, not “for-getty”)
is UPA’s Annual Meeting Manager, responsible for all logistical
aspects of the meeting. She handles all interactions and arrangements
with the hotel (from determining how many rooms are available for conference
sessions and making sure appropriate sleeping rooms are available for
attendees to planning the menus and overseeing events onsite and everything
in between). Amy also handles all paperwork (release forms, equipment
requests, required contracts, etc) for the Invited/Keynote Speakers and
conference presenters. In addition, she manages the site selection process
for future meetings, conducting research on locations and venues and making
Amy spent her undergrad years at Purdue University, graduating with a
double major in Professional Writing and Communication (PR). She later
attended Roosevelt University and earned an MS degree in Integrated Marketing
Communications. In her last role, she managed domestic and international
tradeshows, conferences, events, regional meetings and the annual User
Group meeting for an industry-leading library management software company.
Gardening, cooking, reading, flea-marketing, traveling – you might
think that Amy’s interests make her sound a little older than her
years. But then she’ll be quick to tell you she’s an avid
hockey fan who adores the Chicago Blackhawks (win or lose), can’t
talk “stats” to save her life but can yell “Hit ‘em!”
louder than anyone … and married her husband even though he claims
the Red Wings are the greatest hockey team around.
What if I want to say hello (or I have a question about the Annual Meeting)?
You can reach Amy at the UPA Office by telephone (630-980-4997) or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.