Board of Directors

President


Erika Noyes

PSA, Inc.
e-mail: noyes.erika@gmail.com
 

Erika has over 18 years of meeting planning experience throughout the industry. She has focused primarily on government meetings for the past 13 years. As a Senior Meeting Planner at PSA, her clients include the HHS Office of Minority Health, NIH and the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation. She has been an active member of NATCAP since 2009. She lives in South Riding, VA with her husband, young daughter and Tessie, the poodle.

1st Vice-President


Necoya Tyson

National Trade Productions, Inc.
e-mail: NTyson@ntpshow.com
 

Necoya has been planning events for over 13 years. Her professional background is in meeting planning and tradeshow management/logistics for various associations nationwide. Her first event was a company’s 10 year anniversary party/gala and she’s been planning ever since!

 

2nd Vice-President


Ru Paster

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
e-mail: ru.paster@interstatehotels.com
 
Secretary


Helene Lippe

Impaq International
e-mail: HLIPPE@IMPAQINT.COM
 

Helene Lippe is currently a Meeting  and Project Manager at IMPAQ International. She is serving on the NATCAP Board for the first time. She has 25 years of progressive and successful experience in all phases of meeting and conference management, and 11 years of project management. She has held the CMP since 2003, earned the CGMP, and recently earned the CMM. Since 2005, Ms. Lippe has worked in the goverment sector as a contractor serving clients such as the Office of Adolescent Health, the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense. 

Treasurer
Shano Kapadia
SHANO, INC - WOSB
e-mail: kapadiasb@shanoinc.com
 
Government Director
Ruth Murphy
U.S Department of State
e-mail: murphyrl@state.gov
 
Supplier Director


Cheryl Gordon

B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
e-mail: Cheryl.gordon@bfsaul.com
 

Cheryl has been working in the Hospitality industry for the last 27 years, with the last 13 years focused on the Government market segment, where she has developed many cherished relationships that she hopes will benefit our Chapter. Presently Cheryl works for the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group representing their 15 DC Metro Area Hotels in the position of Regional Director of Government Sales.   Cheryl lives in Arlington with her adorable Yorkie Benny. She has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

Director at Large


Shannon Jenkins, CGMP

Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor
e-mail: shannon.jenkins@hyatt.com
 

I started in hospitality in 2003, as a lifeguard, with Hilton and worked every department until I found my home in sales. My 15 years of experience, in hotels, has given me the knowledge and background to further my career while utilizing the skills gained through education. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them find creative ways to execute their events while exceeding the expectations of their attendees. I take tremendous pride in my career and have a solid track record for diligently developing and maintaining outstanding client relationships. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Matt, and 2 furbabies, Bentlee and Bella.