Michelle Parker has served as SEMPA's Executive Director since the fall of 2009. She has extensive corporate, nonprofit and association experience that spans more than 20 years. Additionally, she is proficient at nonprofit management, marketing, public relations, communications, publishing, advocacy, project management as well as strategic planning and oversight. Michelle has worked at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), which is SEMPA's Association Management company, for more than eight years and previously worked at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Accor Hotels, Margulies Communications, McCann Public relations, Dallas/Fort Worth NBC affiliate, and American Airlines. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE), and has previously served on the AAMSE Membership Committee.