Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

Our Staff

Sarah Chrastecky

Sarah Chrastecky

Director

shenrichs@tamu.edu

Sarah Chrastecky graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and a minor in Psychology. Upon graduation, she moved to the Bryan/College Station area.

In the summer of 2009, she began working for the Annenberg Conference Center and caught the industry bug. During this time, she had the opportunity to expand her knowledge and passion by attending and graduating from the IAVM Venue Management School. In October of 2012, she transitioned to an Associate Directors position for Chartwells Catering at Texas A&M University to continue her experience and business interests. She returned to the Conference Center as the manager in the summer of 2015 and moved to the director position in February of 2017.


Jamie Burns

Jamie Burns

Assistant Manager

jamieburns@tamu.edu

Jamie Burns graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a degree in Communication. She joined the Annenberg Presidential Conference Staff in October of 2014 after moving from Dallas back to College Station. Previously, Jamie coordinated events and managed marketing efforts as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at a healthcare consulting firm in Dallas and as a Studio Manager at several dance studios in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Assistant Building Proctor and Audiovisual Specialist

wmjohnson@tamu.edu

Michael Johnson comes to the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center after a career in video production.

He is an award winning producer and videographer. He produced the Miss Texas Pageant Telecast and webcasts, for which he won a Telly Award. Additionally, he produced The Texas Aggie Band Show for PBS and assisted the Spirit of America performance groups in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Johnson uses his talents to oversee the audio and visual aspects of the center, which includes sound, lighting, and projection.


Cecelia Schmidt

Cecelia Schmidt

Student Event Assistant

Cecelia Schmidt is a student worker at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, and is currently a senior Communication major with an emphasis on Tourism Management graduating in December 2018. She is from Houston, Texas and transferred to Texas A&M after completing her freshman year at Texas Tech University. Cecelia has a passion for travel and wants to focus her future career around giving others a chance to see the world, as she has been so fortunate in doing.


Maris Moreno

Maris Moreno

Marketing Intern

marismoreno@exchange.tamu.edu

Maris Moreno, originally from Houston, is a marketing intern at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. She is a junior marketing major with an emphasis in retail buying and management at Texas A&M. Maris loves to learn about individuals from all over the world, which shows through her marketing internship abroad. She also enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with family while she is at home.


Shelby Buchtien

Shelby Buchtien

Student Event Assistant

Shelby Buchtien is a student worker at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. She is a senior at Texas A&M University working towards her degree in University Studies - Leadership with minors in Business and Recreation Park and Tourism Sciences. After graduation, Shelby plans to work for an event planning company in a big city and one day start her own business in events. During her free time, she enjoys photography/videography, baking, and traveling.


Laura Arnold

Laura Arnold

Student Event Assistant

Laura Arnold is a senior sport management major from Springdale, Arkansas. She works as a student worker & event assistant for the APCC. Her career goals include working as an event coordinator for a sport organization, and her dream job is to work for the PGA Tour. In Laura’s free time, she enjoys golfing, traveling, and cooking.


Addyson Smith

Addyson Smith

Student Event Assistant

Addyson Smith is a student event assistant at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. She is a senior at Texas A&M, majoring in communication with a tourism management minor, graduating in 2019. She is from Keller, TX and transferred after attending Oklahoma State University her first year. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to concerts and cooking. After graduation, she plans to become an event planner, specializing in weddings.


Ryan Grawe

Ryan Grawe

Student Event Assistant

Ryan Grawe is a student worker at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. He is a senior at Texas A&M, majoring in Agriculture Leadership Education & Development, and is originally from White Lake, Michigan. Ryan loves to travel which shows through his travels to 12 different countries, and he plans to be in the property management field upon graduation.


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