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 Michael Wilson joins the AVMA to lead convention and meeting planning

Michael Wilson ​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleased to announce that Michael Wilson has been named director of AVMA's Convention and Meeting Planning Division. In this position, Wilson will be responsible for directing the overall strategy, planning and execution of AVMA meetings, including the Annual Convention.

"Mr. Wilson brings more than 20 years of experience and leadership in event planning and oversight," said AVMA CEO Dr. Janet Donlin. "His addition to our organization will strengthen our convention and meeting execution, and help ensure these important events stay fresh and innovative for our members."

Wilson received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He most recently served as the director of event planning at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook; prior to that, he was associate director of sales at Hotel 71 in Chicago. He has also held positions as regional sales manager at Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. in Tunica, Miss. meeting and event supervisor at Accenture and assistant director of convention services at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel.

Before launching his career in hotel and event management, Wilson played professional football with the Cleveland Browns in the NFL and the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL.

"I am delighted and grateful to be part of the AVMA," said Wilson. "The association's events, meetings and, of course, our annual convention, are a vital component of the services we offer, and I am excited to work with such an accomplished team to enhance these opportunities for our members."

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