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About Me

Megan MacNee, CAE

After beginning her career as a legislative staffer, Megan stumbled her way into Association Management and found the world she didn't know she was looking for. Now over a decade later, worked on just about every aspect of what makes up associations and non-profits. 

Starting her association career at the California Building Industry Association she went on the work at Donate Life California, before joining the Advocacy & Management Group. Megan now serves as a Senior Association Executive working as Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director to national and state associations. 

In her role, she manages the top to bottom operations of her client organizations including teams running membership, programs, events, education, governance, accounting, and more. 

Speaking on topics from strategic planning and leadership to how associations must change to address the changing world. 

Early in her association career, Megan realized as much as she loved her 9 to 5, she also had a passion for exploring the world and in 2014 created Traveling Nine to Fiver. A blog focused on travel for the full-time professional. She had the opportunity to work with brands and properties around the world and inspire the young professional to get out and travel. 

Now she is back to share how she's integrated her passions into a full life at her 9 to 5 and beyond. 

Megan holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and became a Certified Association Executive in 2022.