OUR TEAM

Mary E. Adams, President

Mary is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) with more than 15 years of experience in meeting planning, association management and marketing. In addition to running ECG, Mary is the Executive Director for the Bergen County Professional Women’s Network.

Prior to launching ECG, Mary was a professional sales representative for Merck & Co. She came to Merck after helping to establish the Life Sciences division of Worldwide Business Research, a conference company in New York City, where she produced conferences on drug discovery and online retail.

Previously Mary worked with an automotive engineering company in Cleveland, Ohio, where she produced sales meetings, spearheaded the company’s brand identity campaign and managed all marketing and sales support initiatives.

She earned her Masters in Business Administration from Fordham University in New York, where she graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma, American Marketing Association and Phi Kappa Phi honors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Mary is a frequent speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, women in business, networking and association management.

 

Kelly A. Barnitt, Meetings Manager

Kelly is responsible for the development and execution of ECG’s meetings and events. Kelly works directly with clients and colleagues to assist with planning and coordinating every detail, including site research and RFPs, producing program materials and managing on-site logistics. She is an integral part of ECG’s association management and member relations team. She also provides support for the Bergen County Professional Women’s Network’s programs in northern New Jersey.

Prior to joining ECG as Meetings Coordinator in 2015, Kelly served as Conference Coordinator for Flik at CitiGroup in New York, NY, and Program Coordinator at CIMAX, Inc, in Ramsey, NJ. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services Management from East Stroudsburg University School of Business.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"From the moment I engaged with Mary and the ECG team, no request was ever too much. Her professionalism and commitment to delivering a first class event was exceptional. As an international guest, she was incredibly considerate of my requirements and managed the DCIIA Academic Forum with apparent ease, showing enormous experience in this field. The venue, food and facilities were first class.  Please convey my thanks to all concerned."

Professor Michael E. Drew
Professor of Finance, Griffith University & Director, Drew, Walk & Co.

2016-06-28T15:57:10+00:00

Professor Michael E. Drew
Professor of Finance, Griffith University & Director, Drew, Walk & Co.

"From the moment I engaged with Mary and the ECG team, no request was ever too much. Her professionalism and commitment to delivering a first class event was exceptional. As an international guest, she was incredibly considerate of my requirements and managed the DCIIA Academic Forum with apparent ease, showing enormous experience in this field. The venue, food and facilities were first class.  Please convey my thanks to all concerned."

"ECG has truly become an extension of the DCIIA team. At DCIIA events there is really no distinction between the DCIIA staff and ECG staff in the minds of our members. ECG represents DCIIA with professionalism, thinks creatively on our behalf, and supports our mission through its involvement in the DC industry. I endorse ECG for meeting planning and association management services."

Lew Minsky
President & CEO, DCIIA

2016-06-28T16:08:37+00:00

Lew Minsky
President & CEO, DCIIA

"ECG has truly become an extension of the DCIIA team. At DCIIA events there is really no distinction between the DCIIA staff and ECG staff in the minds of our members. ECG represents DCIIA with professionalism, thinks creatively on our behalf, and supports our mission through its involvement in the DC industry. I endorse ECG for meeting planning and association management services."

"Simply put - ECG delivers unparalleled “peace-of-mind” event and marketing support. Mary and her team make a point of knowing the names of all participants, never miss a single detail ranging from room set up to agenda execution, and ECG also plays an important role in keeping us all on point, on time, and on agenda – all critical to delivering the best possible brand message and service."

John Payne
Heitman and Co-Pres DCREC, Executive Comm. At-Large Member DCIIA

2016-06-28T16:10:03+00:00

John Payne
Heitman and Co-Pres DCREC, Executive Comm. At-Large Member DCIIA

"Simply put - ECG delivers unparalleled “peace-of-mind” event and marketing support. Mary and her team make a point of knowing the names of all participants, never miss a single detail ranging from room set up to agenda execution, and ECG also plays an important role in keeping us all on point, on time, and on agenda – all critical to delivering the best possible brand message and service."

"Mary and her team took care of every aspect of the event and assumed the burden of organization and managing long-distance logistics.  The venue was perfect, the food and entertainment was first rate, the timing and logistics were well orchestrated which resulted in a memorable evening.  In short, the event was flawless!  Many thanks to Mary and the ECG staff for taking an idea and turning it into an event. Well done." 

Bradley Scafe
President, Benefit Trust

2016-06-28T16:11:08+00:00

Bradley Scafe
President, Benefit Trust

"Mary and her team took care of every aspect of the event and assumed the burden of organization and managing long-distance logistics.  The venue was perfect, the food and entertainment was first rate, the timing and logistics were well orchestrated which resulted in a memorable evening.  In short, the event was flawless!  Many thanks to Mary and the ECG staff for taking an idea and turning it into an event. Well done." 

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OUR SERVICES

ECG is a high level, comprehensive meeting planning and association management firm supporting the financial services industry. As an extension of your team, we help produce events and manage organizations worldwide. Clients include asset managers, investment firms, wire houses, associations, broker dealers, RIAs and more.

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215 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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