Coffee & Conversations is a must see conversational series of industry professionals sharing their stories and offering advice and strategies to those interested in pursuing a career in the meeting planning industry. Episode 2 features Shawn E. Boynes, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director at the American Association for Anatomy (AAA).
Coffee & Conversations is a product of the Emerging Professionals Committee of the PCMA Capital Chapter. If you know a leader whose story should be featured in an upcoming episode email Dana Johnston, CMP.
Executive Director, American Association for Anatomy (AAA)
Shawn E. Boynes, FASAE, CAE has over 25 years of association management experience and currently serves as Executive Director at the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) in Rockville, MD. Prior to joining AAA, he served as Senior Director of Education for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). During his career, he has worked for a broad variety of other associations including the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, American Trucking Associations, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
In this time, he developed a true appreciation for learning and the value that associations bring to the world, which has undoubtedly shaped who he is today as a leader. Focused on influencing positive change, he is also a co-host of the Texts to Table podcast, which focuses on conversations around race and leadership.
Shawn is an engaged member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) most recently serving on the Nominating Committee. He is also very active with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) having served on its Board of Directors in 2014-2017, the Certified Association Executive (CAE) Commission in 2013-2014, as well as a variety of other committees. Shawn was named an ASAE Fellow in 2017 and is currently Chair of the ASAE Fellows program. He earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2010.
He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing from Howard University.
Founder, Experience Curator, Anthony Event Designs &
Owner/Principal Planner, 7 Pointe Planning, Inc.
William A. Scurry, II, MBA, CMP is a highly-motivated individual with over twenty (20) years of strategic event and meeting planning experience. He has managed an impressive list of events with multimillion-dollar budgets, ranging from less than 20 attendees to more than 10,000 attendees. Given his career focus on increasing the visibility of mission driven organizations; his experience, skills, personality, and aspirations, fit the position entrepreneur. He has spent years developing expertise in mission-critical logistics. Mr. Scurry is responsible for overseeing the creative and strategic direction of 7 Pointe Planning and providing a strategic framework for the conceptualization and execution of the clients’ event operations. He is currently developing a boutique brand, Anthony Event Designs, that will specialize in creating stories and multisensory event experiences.
A relentless pursuit of positive outcomes, creativity, and an eagerness to learn has characterized all his professional roles. Mr. Scurry’s experience provides him with the skills and insights to create and deliver event solutions with high quality, meticulous execution, and the highest level of customer service in a fast-paced environment. A personable and influential communicator, he continuously strives for win-win solutions with all stakeholders, illustrative of his strong relationships with vendors and ability to secure preferred rates, dates, and spaces for clients. Mr. Scurry has served as a Project Director, Senior Logistics Director, and Senior Meeting Planner on numerous logistical contracts for several Private- and Public-sector contracts. He supervises meeting planners, logistic coordinators, and other staff to ensure that project activities are performed in accordance with task order requirements and contract schedules.
Mr. Scurry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He successfully made a transition from Mechanical Engineering to Event and Meeting Planning with the support of a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Events Management, from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.