Mark Vander Kooy
Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Vice President - Federal & Political Affairs
Senior Vice President - State and Policy Affairs
Senior Vice President – Member Experience
Senior Vice President - Events, Education, & Association Services
Chief of Staff/Assistant Corporate Secretary
Vice President – IT & Building Services
Vice President - Finance
Vice President - Marketing Communications
Vice President - Public Affairs
As senior vice president of events, education, & association services for NAMIC, Crista Hassett oversees the association’s in-person and virtual education. During her more than 15 years with NAMIC, Hassett has held several education- and meeting-related positions that have given her leadership experience in event design, event technology planning and implementation, marketing, content development, committee management, long-term planning, and operational oversight.
Prior to joining NAMIC, Hassett worked at the YMCA, first as membership and marketing director and then as director of business operations. During her time with the YMCA, she earned the organization’s senior director certification, which focused on running a nonprofit from an executive level.
Hassett earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism and a certification in marketing from Purdue University. She holds the Certified Meeting Planner designation as well as the Certificate in Meeting Management. She is a member of Meeting Professionals International.