Talley Management Group, Inc. Adds Virtual Meeting Expert to Team, Helping Client Partners Adjust Meeting Formats in Response to Impacts of COVID-19

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 5, 2020 3:32:35 PM

Derrick Johnson will spearhead TMG virtual meeting initiatives as in-person meetings move to digital platforms   

May 5, 2020 – Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), a leading association management company dedicated to creating stronger communities and human connections to enhance global society for over 30 years, announces the addition of Derrick Johnson, CMP, DES, to its team as the Director of Event Strategy and Development. The position was specifically created to aid both current and prospective client partners seeking to transition their in-person meetings to virtual platforms in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

“TMG works at the speed of our client’s needs,” said COO Joe Sapp, CAE, MBA. “As in-person meetings and events are being canceled or postponed daily, TMG saw an immediate need for an expert in the area of virtual meetings and events. Derrick brings an array of skills and abilities that will enhance our already robust meetings and events offeringsCOVID-19 has increased the need for virtual meetings and adding Derrick to our team will help deliver the exact services needed by nonprofit associations.” 

Derrick joins TMG after serving as the Executive Director for the National Behavioral Intervention Team located in King of Prussia. Prior to that, Derrick was the Senior Director of Meetings for The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. A graduate of the University of Florida, Derrick holds a Master of Science in Business Leadership and Management from Western Governors University. In addition, he has a Certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy from MIT, the Digital Event Strategist (DES) credential from PCMA and is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Derrick joined the PCMA Board of Directors in 2019 and is on the Executive Board of the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association.  

Talley Management Group, Inc. currently manages over 20 full-service client partners in addition to organizations being managed for other services such as meetings and events and consulting projects.  

For more information about Talley Management Group, Inc. and its services, visit talley.com. 

About Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG)
Talley Management Group, Inc., (TMG) offers full-service association management services, meetings and events services and association solutions consulting. Founded in 1987, TMG has over 20 full-service association clients and provides event planning and consulting services to many more. Its mission is to create stronger communities and human connections to enhance global society. For more information on TMG, its services and full client partner list, visit talley.com, on Facebook @talleymanagement, on Twitter @TalleyMgmtand LinkedIn. 

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