Gregg H. Talley, FASAE, CAE (Partner: USA)
Gregg Talley has a broad range of experience from several perspectives and over 30 years within the Association/Event Management Industry. Prior to founding TALLEY MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC.(TMG), Gregg worked with a destination marketing organization and for a hotel development company. In 1987 he founded TALLEY MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC. with his partner and father Robert K. Talley.
With a degree from George town University’s School of Foreign Service in international relations, Gregg has utilized those skills to plan national and international events and manage national and international organizations and boards in an array of industries including Healthcare, Education, Technology and Finance. Gregg gained his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1999 and his Fellow of the American Society for Association Executives (FASAE) designation in 2008.
Gregg’s experience in association management provides a 360-degree view of the stakeholders and pressures facing organizations when planning major international events. He also understands board perspectives on site selection, finance and local partnerships and support.
Gregg has personally managed literally hundreds of events globally for associations, societies, corporations and religious organizations including one of the largest convention events in North America, the 50,000+ attendee International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous for over thirty years. TMG also managed the World Meeting of Families as part of the Papal Visit to Philadelphia in 2015. In addition, Gregg consults with nations and local destinations on developing business events strategies and destination management organizations.
A recognized professional in the field, Gregg consults, speaks and writes regularly on issues within association management, event management and business event strategy for organizations and destinations. Gregg was Past National Chair of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and its Education Foundation. He currently sits on the International Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and is a Board Member for the Meetings Management Sector at the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
Jeffers Miruka (Partner: Africa)
Mr. Jeffers Miruka is the President and Founder member of the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE). AfSAE is a pan-African professional community of association executives formed in 2015 to serve as the professional society for those within the Association Management profession in Africa. Mr. Miruka is also the Executive Director of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), a Nairobi based association of agricultural and development economists with over 3000 members spread globally. Mr. Miruka has over 14 years combined experience in association management and Business Events – meetings, conventions, exhibitions, incentives, corporate, associations, intergovernmental, nonprofits. He has a rich experience in association development, convention bureau setup, and is a frequent speaker and contributor to many global publications, media interviews and association forums.
Mr. Miruka is also the founder director of the very first, African association management company (AFAMCO), a joint venture with the Talley Management Group Inc. (USA). AFAMCO currently manages three African associations with more expected to board. Together with other industry players in Kenya, he helped establish the Kenyan Association of Business Events (KABE), a new association for Kenyan businesses industry engaged in Business Events.
With extensive travels around the world, he is well known internationally in the MICE Business events industry and undoubtedly recognized as a distinguished African associations ambassador and a leader of the associations movement in the continent. Mr. Miruka is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), among the many association memberships he holds. Jeffers has a Master of Science in Global Marketing and currently preparing for his Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification.