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Andrea Wherry, CMP
- Meeting Professional

Phone: (352) 294-0843
Email: awherry@dce.ufl.edu

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Andrea Wherry graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. She completed her senior internship at the Tampa Convention Center and then came back to Gainesville to join the Conference Department.  Andrea earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2014.  In her spare time Andrea enjoys going to Gator football games, traveling, and snow skiing. Her bucket list includes skiing in the Swiss Alps.


Katie MacWilkinson
- Meeting Professional

Phone: (352) 294-0833
Email: kmacwilkinson@dce.ufl.edu

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Katie joined the UF Conference Department team in 2015 and has been working in the event planning industry for 4 years. Katie has experience working in audio-visual services, food and beverage service, customer service, meeting and conference planning, wedding planning, non-profit events, city parks and recreation, and hospitality management.

Katie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, with a Specialization in Event Management, from the University of Florida and earned her Masters of Science in Tourism and Commercial Recreation from the University of Florida in April 2016.

Katie is also an active member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and is working towards earning her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification. When Katie isn’t planning conferences, she loves to travel, attend Gator and Jags football games, play sports, and Zumba!


Brianna Blassneck
- Meeting Professional

Phone: (352) 294-0845
Email: bblassneck@dce.ufl.edu

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Brianna (also known as Booey) graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism and in 2016 with a Master of Science in Tourism and Commercial Recreation from the University of Florida.  Before joining the Conference Department, Brianna worked as an Event Coordinator for the UF Performing Arts Department, as well as in Gator Guest Services with the University Athletic Association and various positions in several recreation departments in the state of Florida.

Brianna is a member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and is currently working towards her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification. She is passionate about quality of life/community impact and sustainable event management.

During her leisure time, Brianna can be found attending Gator sporting events, painting, or enjoying outdoor spaces with the companionship of her dog Riley.


Erin Dinkel
- Meeting Professional

Phone: (352) 392-1701
Email: edinkel@dce.ufl.edu

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Erin Dinkel graduated from the University of Florida in 2017 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Tourism, Events, and Recreation Management as well as Economics. She completed her internship with the UF Conference Department and has since stayed on as a Meeting Professional. She has experience working with hotels, theme parks, and meeting planning and is currently working towards her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) certification. 

 

Erin has a passion for traveling, enjoys planning trips abroad and trying new food anywhere she goes.


Veronica Bousquet
- Administrative Support Assistant

Phone: (352) 294-0844
Email: vbousquet@dce.ufl.edu

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Veronica Bousquet joined the Conference Department in 2013 and is an integral part of supporting the conference’s team. Veronica is originally from Illinois and moved to Florida in 2007. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Palm Beach State College. During her free time, Veronica enjoys Florida wildlife, kayaking, and reading. 


Tamara Johnson
- Administrative Support Assistant

Phone: (352) 294-0842
Email: tjohnson@dce.ufl.edu

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Tamara Johnson joined the Conference Department in 2007 and plays a vital role in supporting client services. Tamara was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida and enjoys spending time with family, reading, and going to the beach. 


Let the planning begin!

Phone: (352) 392-1701

Email: conferences@dce.ufl.edu

Address:

2046 NE Waldo Road
Suite 1150
Gainesville, FL 32609

Let the planning begin!