Bea Tijerina has over 10 years of association and event management experience in the Washington, DC area. Previous to her career in the association management field, Bea worked in international development and micro-finance management. Prior to becoming the managing director of the PCMA Capital Chapter, she was part of the Interel Meetings team managing both internal and external client meetings and events. She joined Interel in 2016 from the American Bar Association where she supervised their in-house conference center. Previously, Bea worked as an account manager for ASCENT Management where she managed the PCMA Capital Chapter, the Network of Latino Meeting Professionals and various trade and member associations. Bea has a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Nonprofit Management from The Atkinson School of Business at Willamette University and a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Business from St. Mary’s University. Bea is a member of PCMA.