Jessa is responsible for USApple’s membership program and events. Her responsibilities include recruitment and retention of members, development of sponsors and allied supporters, marketing, maintaining member information, and management of USApple’s two annual conferences.

Jessa has diverse experience with professional and trade associations spanning the healthcare, human resource and affordable housing industries. Prior to joining USApple in March 2013, Jessa was director of member relations for the Health Industry Distributors Associations, the national trade association representing medical products distributors. She has also served as the director of membership and professional development at the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and director of meetings and membership at the National Affordable Housing Management Association.

Jessa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and active member of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).