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Mance & Associates, LLC
Phone: 202.492.8278
Fax: 202.747.2723


Since 1994, Ms. Mance has planned meetings and special events for an array of notable clients.. A Washington, D.C. resident, Ms. Mance has held leadership roles with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She has taught Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) study courses on the topics of ADA Compliance and Event Risk Management. Mance & Associates was ranked #17 of Event Management Companies in the Mid-Atlantic Area by The Washington Business Journal, 2008 & 2009 and 2010. Ms. Mance has a B.A. in Speech Communication from George Mason University.

Liz Reynolds 
Ms. Reynolds has over fifteen years of non-profit and event management experience. In her previous roles, she has been responsible for raising over $700,000 (net) annually, overseeing 100 + events a year, managing event budgets, supervising staff and volunteers, handling on-site events and creating marketing strategies. Ms. Reynolds has held employment with the German Historical Institute, the Goethe-Institut of Washington, The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington and five and a half years as the Director of Special Events at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce; she has currently been with Mance & Associates for nine years. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland in German Philology and a B.A. from West Virginia University.

Joi Howard 
Ms. Howard has nearly 10 years of experience planning a variety of meetings and special events of all sizes. For the past five years she has specialized in planning events for institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations. Ms. Howard is skilled in handling every aspect of an event or meeting, including site selection, collateral design, marketing, online and onsite registration, staff and volunteer management, budget management, billing reconciliation, vendor and speaker management. She also has extensive knowledge of a host of software programs such as SharePoint, iModules, CyberSource, PeopleSoft, Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Creative Suite and SunGard Advance. Ms. Howard has a B.A. in Multicultural Advertising from the University of Maryland, College Park and a M.A. in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore.
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