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Ashfield Meetings & Events has announced key promotions to strengthen the senior leadership presence in their Indianapolis hub.

Michelle Fahey joined the organization in 2012 as a Program Manager and subsequently earned several promotions within the meetings and conventions teams. Michelle’s latest promotion to Account Director also lands her a seat on Ashfield Meetings & Events’ senior leadership team. Michelle brings 11 years of healthcare-specific meeting planning and account management experience to her new role as Account Director.

Laura Brown (SVP Operations) commented: “Michelle’s management skillset coupled with her abilities to develop strong client partnerships has made her a natural choice to join our senior leadership team.“

Additionally Maria Palmer, who previously held the position of Account Director, has been promoted to the role of Executive Director. Maria’s promotion gives her formal oversight of the Indianapolis office including day-to-day operations and strategic client account responsibilities. Her transition to Executive Director will encompass operational responsibilities for several clinical, commercial and convention programs, as well as leadership responsibilities for the agency’s Midwest team.

“Maria’s dedication and leadership has fuelled our Indianapolis team’s journey” commented Brown.

Gavin Houston (CEO Americas) added: “Both Maria and Michelle deserve to be recognized for their hard work in building, maintaining and growing our Indianapolis business. The appointments arrive on the back of our recent investment in the Indianapolis office space and will support our continued growth in the Midwest.”