Madison Lipman

Kelly Marks

Director of Meetings [email protected]

Kelly Marks has over fourteen years’ experience in the conference and tradeshow industry.  Her career has been split between meeting planner roles with a stand alone association, government, and association management.  Her most recent role was with SmithBucklin where she oversaw conferences that ranged from 10-12,000 attendees and spanned the healthcare, business, and consumer arenas. 

At her previous position, Kelly managed nine conferences and trade shows held both domestically and internationally.  She has planned meetings nationwide and in the Asia PAC, Europe, and Latin America regions.  She has served on an International Task Force within in her previous position role that worked with global partners to write and implement best practices for planning meetings overseas. 

Kelly also has an extensive trade show management background.  She created and implemented an Exhibit Focus Group that promoted learning opportunities for the entire staff.  She also served as location liaison for the Trade Show Division within the company that works to bring continuity and streamline best practices for all trade shows. 

She has an Associate Degree in Food Service Management from Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from the University of South Carolina.  Go Gamecocks!!

Kelly loves spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, swimming, and lacrosse.  She was just appointed to the board of her daughter’s Irish Dance Foundation where she will serve as president.