Holly Townsend (Vice Chair)
Holly Townsend is the founding CEO and president of The Townsend Group, Inc., a leading advertising, exhibit and sponsorship marketing firm based in Bethesda, Maryland, that specializes in nonprofits. A successful entrepreneur, Ms. Townsend founded her company in 1983, and 10 years later, she created a companion company, Association Publishers, to meet the growing research needs of her nonprofit clients. Prior to starting The Townsend Group, Ms. Townsend worked for The Atlantic Monthly and the Washingtonian, among other publications. She speaks, writes and is frequently quoted on the subjects of association publishing, marketing and research.