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Our Team

Valerie Sumner

Valerie Sumner
Director of Meetings and Events

Valerie Sumner is a passionate and seasoned leader in both the conference and event design fields. Her experience includes developing effective and results-oriented teams, strategic event design, planning and implementation, budget analysis and management, and sponsorship development.

Valerie has worked in business event management with nonprofit and for-profit companies for more than 30 years. She is dedicated to delivering innovative events with a strong focus on creating a unique attendee experience.

Prior to joining the ILA team in 2018, Valerie played an integral role in the planning and executing of the organization's annual conference for almost a decade. She currently serves as the Chair Elect for the PCMA Foundation Board of Trustees.