Erica Shonkwiler, MBA, CMP

Lecturer, IUPUI
Faculty Member, MPI Indiana Board Member 

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About Erica: 
Erica is a longtime MPI Indiana member, and has served numerous terms on the Board of Directors, including as Chapter President in 2018-19. Erica has experience as an Association Planner, Non Profit (501c3) Planner, and Faculty Member at IUPUI.

Erica would prefer to meet biannually with her mentees, and is open to in-person, email, phone, or text communication. She lives on the northeast side of Indy, but works at IUPUI downtown. 

Years in the Industry:

Years with MPI:

Erica's Areas of Industry Experience:
- Exhibitions
- Fundraising
- Travel Planning
- Nonprofit (501c3) Events
- Association Events
- Special Events (Galas, Weddings, etc...)
- Volunteer Management
- Association Management
- Marketing/PR
- Community/Public Events
- Convention Center/Conference Center Management
- Contracts and Negotiation
- Event Technology (Registration Systems, Apps, etc...)
- Sourcing/Site Selection
- Education/Instructional Design

Erica's Key Personality Traits:
- Trustworthy
- Loyal
- Moral
- Intelligent
- Funny
- Compassionate
- Supportive
- Optimistic
- Ambitious
- Creative
- Confident
- Fun
- Down to Earth
- Hardworking
- Self Respect
- Resourceful
- Genuine
- Dog Lover

Erica's Professional Strengths:
- Teambuilding
- Conflict Resolution
- Strategy Development
- Public Speaking
- Statistics/Data Analysis
- Negotiation
- Stakeholder Management
- Creative/Design Thinking

Erica's Favorite Professional Quote:  
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

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