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Erica Gifford - President

Our President, Erica Gifford has had a passion for event planning and networking from
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a very young age. At 14, she was a charter member of her LEOs
club in Leicester, MA and won awards for her service throughout her four years as an active member. At 20, she joined her town’s LIONs club and continued her community service and dedication to event planning.  She brought unique fundraising ideas, such as dinner theaters, to her club and helped to raise thousands of dollars for their causes.

In 2002, Erica began to volunteer for the trade association GAMA and their 12,000+ attendance consumer show, Origins Games Fair, working everywhere from the front line registration, to customer service, to show operations, to Volunteer Coordination. She helped to coordinate 200 volunteers over 50 states year-round for GAMA’s many events, and streamlined their volunteer system through many staff changeovers. Today she continues her close dedication to this trade association as their Press & Media Liaison.

Throughout her adult life, Erica has worked in an organizational capacities for companies, and each has taught her a different facet of networking and event planning. From assisting in the coordination of summertime corporate outings for 90 people, to open houses for companies who wanted to thank their raving fans, and everything in between.

You can learn more about Erica by connecting with her on LinkedIn or dropping her an email today! 

Recommendations for Erica:

"Erica is a an extremely dedicated volunteer for our organization. I do use that term very "loosely", she puts in a TON of hours each year and goes above and beyond the expectations of the organization. She is very professional and a great asset to us each year. She brings a wealth of organizational expertise, energy and fun to a very high paced work setting. I can only say good things about her and we are lucky to have her!"
— John Ward, Executive Director, Game Manufacturers Association

"From working with Erica, I can say that she is more than just an organized and hard working individual. She is passionate in her work and presents herself very well in front of others."
— Matt Naimoli, LUTCF, Partner, G & N Insurance

"I worked closely with Erica as her academic adviser at Becker College, and now we are colleagues in Business Network International. Erica is a skilled, detail-oriented, dedicated and customer-focused professional. I recommend her highly."
— Tom Ingrassia, CEO & President, Tom Ingrassia Productions