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Lacy Compton

Account Director

Lacy Compton

Lacy Compton, M.A., serves as Account Director for SAM, primarily overseeing professional learning, partnership, and branding and communications strategies for clients. Lacy joined SAM in 2018 with more than 13 years of both association and corporate communications and marketing experience, along with a rich background in education theory, design, policy, and best practices. She previously worked as senior editor for Prufrock Press Inc., and as an adjunct instructor with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Lacy received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University and her master’s degree in English, with a specialization in children’s literature, from Texas State University. 

She is currently a member of the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE), American Society of Association Executive (ASAE), AMC Institute (AMCI), and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Lacy was a member of the 2019 class of Leadership TSAE and has presented at TSAE’s New Ideas Conference; TSAE’s Membership, Marketing, and Communications Conference; multiple TSAE virtual panels/sessions; and the NAGC Leadership & Advocacy Conference.

Partners/Roles: Professional Learning & Partnerships Director, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented; Association Director, Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association

Volunteering/Leadership Roles:
 
Presenter for Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE), Leadership TSAE alum, Chair for TSAE New Ideas Task Force, AMCI Professional Advancement and Community Engagement Committees, Girl Scout leader


Family: 
Husband Jeff, Daughter Ruby

Outside of work, I love...
 
My book club, reading constantly, writing creatively, sewing, mountain biking/hiking/outdoor activities, travel, word puzzles.

I’m known on the SAM team for... 
Getting stuff done

My SAM superpower is... 
Project management, finding outstanding speakers, and branding/communications strategy.

Assessments:
Adapter (Predictive Index), INFJ (Myers Briggs), Adventurer (Adobe Creative Type), 1 (Enneagram)

Why I love association management:
The ability to innovate and explore while working toward a mission-driven goal.

Favorite thing about working at SAM:
The opportunity to flex my communications skills with my love of learning.

Favorite SAM Core Value:
Stay curious (If there’s a question to ask or something new to try, I’m in!)