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Olivia Whaley

Senior Meetings Manager

Olivia Whaley

Olivia Whaley serves as a Senior Meetings Manager at SAM, where she plans and executes conferences and events, including oversight of overall timelines and planning, logistics, budgets, programming, and hotel and contract negotiations. She works directly with key volunteers and association Executive Directors to align meetings with the overall goals of each association. She joined SAM in 2014.

Olivia graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in public relations. During her time there, she was a member of Texas Spirits and Alpha Phi sorority.

Olivia is from Longview, Texas. She is passionate about rescuing animals and loves to travel. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and their two children, Parker and Jett.

Partners: Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Austin Chapter, Fast Growth School Coalition (FGSC), Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education (TCASE)

Family: Husband Ryan, daughter Parker, son Jett

Outside of work, I love... spending time with family, cooking with my daughter, and reading.

Assessments: Promoter (Predictive Index)

What inspires me about working with associations: All of the different people and communities I get to work with and meet.

Favorite SAM core value: Stay curious. I love asking questions and learning things. And I really love that it is so valued at SAM.