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Meet the Commercial Solutions Team
Exhibits & Sponsorship Team
Connect with us regarding exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at AAOS Annual Meeting.
Business Development Team
Connect with us regarding promotional and sponsorship opportunities to engage with AAOS membership outside of Annual Meeting.
Ben Harkinson – VP, Commercial Solutions
I joined the AAOS in January of 2020 and focus my time on identifying areas of alignment between the Academy and our industry partners. My passion is providing our friends in industry with a connection to the Academy to share ideas, better understand strategic priorities and showcase new and innovative products and services that will benefit AAOS members and their patients. Our Commercial Solutions team encompasses all of the AAOS’ industry relationships, including its Live Events such as the Annual Meeting and CME Courses, the Business Development Team, the Registries partnerships team and the AAOS’ Career Center.
Ken Schott – Senior Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorship
As the Exhibits & Sponsorship Manager, I am responsible for the management/execution of all exhibition and sponsorship sales, logistics, operations, and fulfillment for the Annual Meeting. In addition, I collaborate closely with the Live Events team, Commercial Solutions team, as well as external partners/vendors to deliver best-in-class exhibition and sponsorship experiences for our industry partners while maximizing the support for AAOS Annual Meetings.
Amanda Bogdal – Exhibits Specialist
As Exhibits Specialist, I work very closely with our exhibitors preparing for the Academy’s Annual Meeting in multiple areas. I assist them with booth applications, space assignments and exhibitor registration, as well as any general exhibits related inquires. The highlight of my job is getting to connect with our exhibitors every day and assisting them throughout the Annual Meeting planning process.
Noel Sierra - Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorship
As Exhibits & Sponsorship Manager, I manage and perform a wide variety of detailed tasks relative to promotional opportunities and other industry offerings for the Academy’s Annual Meeting and CME courses.
Emily Ramey – Exhibits Coordinator
I provide support to the Exhibits Team with regards to booth solicitations and sales, booth assignments, maintenance of the exhibitor database and assists with exhibit hall logistics. I have experience working for small and large nonprofits that have been both health and non-health related. I enjoy engaging with people across different areas which led me to AAOS and working alongside exhibitors every day.
Jeff Hanwell – Director, Business Development
As the Director of Business Development, I collaborate with workgroups across the Academy to develop new programs and opportunities that create additional value for our members. These new programs are developed to address the ever-changing needs of our physician members while creating innovative opportunities for engagement with industry.
Angela Buckley – Manager, Business Development
As the Business Development Manager, I am responsible for establishing and maintaining industry relationships to support various products and programs throughout the Academy. I joined AAOS in 2012 on the market research team and have been a part of Business Development since 2018 where I have been working with my team to bring new and exciting Academy offerings to the AAOS membership and orthopaedic industry.
Alex Ryan – Strategic Account Specialist
As the Strategic Account Specialist at AAOS, I am responsible for establishing and maintaining industry relationships to support all Global Sales and Webinars business lines along with a host of other industry related sponsorship opportunities.
Evette Thompson – Coordinator, Career and Practice Resources
Career Center Professional with over 15 years of experience providing job seekers with the resources needed in finding employment. Also, a great trainer, an event planner, and facilitator with exceptional customer focus.