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Before joining Oak Ridge, Annette worked in Nashville’s legal community for nearly 25 years, with more than 15 at the Nashville Bar Association and 9 at the Tennessee Bar Foundation. Her work at the NBA involved typical association management, including event planning, membership, continuing education, and board/committee/volunteer management for multiple entities. Annette always enjoyed the variety of the work at the NBA and interaction with the members on a regular basis. At TBF, a grant-making entity which oversees one facet of attorney licensure, Annette worked with attorneys and with nearly 200 banks across the state.
Annette was born and raised in Virginia and attended Trevecca Nazarene College (now University) in Nashville. She fell in love with the city and stayed in Nashville after college. Her hobbies are reading and collecting recipes (only a few of which she ever uses— although she loves to cook). She is married to her husband Paul, and between them they have three wonderful children.
Lyn’s began her career in hospitality and catering after graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. After moving to Chicago and starting a family, she decided that meeting planning was more conducive to family life. She worked with HIMSS in Chicago for 7 years as a meeting planner and later Director of Meetings, coordinating their annual conference of more than 25,000.
After moving to Nashville in 2000, she decided to take some time off to raise her two daughters and be a full-time mom. As they grew older and more independent, she decided to go back to work part-time for Tennessee Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. This position led her to Parthenon Management Group in Brentwood, TN where she was Project Manager for the Schizophrenia International Research Society and International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. In this position, she planned international conferences for these two groups ranging in attendance from 600 – 2000.
Lyn joined XMI in the Association Management division in November of 2012 specifically to work with the American Filtration and Separations Society. She became Director of Meetings for XMI in January 2017 and is also the Executive Director for the AFS. Maple Ride Events purchased XMI Association Management in June of 2018 and formed Oak Ridge AMC. She enjoys working with the Oak Ridge AMC team in supporting their association and meetings clients and in achieving their goals. Her personal goal is that every attendee, speaker, moderator, and exhibitor have a positive conference experience at the conferences planned by the Oak Ridge AMC team.
More than 30 years ago, Betsy responded to a classified ad in the newspaper for something called an “association management company,” and she has been in the association management field ever since! Betsy has worked for associations of various sizes (100 to thousands of members) and scopes (local, state, national and international). She joined the staff of the Tennessee Bar Association in 1993 as the Young Lawyers Division Director. Ten years later, she was hired as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Society of Association Executives.
Volunteer leaders know their own trade or profession better than anyone. Betsy works with boards to set their long-term vision and transforms that vision into a reality. She has the experience and skills to help association elected leaders fulfill their mission, vision and values.
Since 1999, Betsy has been certified by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as a Certified Association Executive (CAE), the highest honor of professional achievement available from ASAE. Betsy has been married to her husband Mitchell for nearly 27 years. Together they have three children, Harrison, 24, Hayden, 22 and Lydia, 13. Betsy loves to read in her free time.
Pat Owings has been in the event industry for over seven years. Pat is responsible for the financial oversight of Oak Ridge AMC as well as their sister company, Maple Ridge Events, an events company. The synergies between the two companies make Oak Ridge especially well equipped to handle annual meetings and conferences. Pat has spent 15 years in technical sales covering the globe in the synchronization market. Prior to joining Oak Ridge, Pat had launched a successful Inbound Marketing company that continues to serve the community today.